Civic Superstructure: A Networked Public Sphere

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dc.contributor.advisor Colman, Scott
dc.creator Chan, Timmie Tin Bik 2012-09-06T04:02:15Z 2012-09-06T04:04:07Z 2012-09-06T04:02:15Z 2012-09-06T04:04:07Z 2012-05 2012-09-05 May 2012
dc.description.abstract This thesis’s networked public sphere - the Civic Superstructure - transforms the public sphere by reconsidering the pace and purview of the civic. Contemporary public institutions are typically disconnected and isolated islands dispersed throughout the city. Our fast-paced, plugged-in lifestyle, however, is evermore inconsistent with such inconvenient geographical dispersal. By incorporating isolated public institutions into a networked system, this project provides a connective layer across an existing site and takes advantage of the interstitial zones between private institutions to offer the civic realm in places where you least expect it. This sprawling network acts as a platform for accessing public services and information, while also providing a new common space for the public to meet, to learn, to play and even to protest — in short, to be a public, even in this most unlikely of places rendered newly civic through a combination of digital and physical access.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Architecture
Texas Medical Center
dc.title Civic Superstructure: A Networked Public Sphere
dc.contributor.committeeMember Whiting, Sarah
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hight, Christopher
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wittenberg, Gordon 2012-09-06T04:04:07Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-113
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text Architecture Architecture Rice University Masters Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Chan, Timmie Tin Bik. (2012) "Civic Superstructure: A Networked Public Sphere." Masters Thesis, Rice University.

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