In the postface to The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence, Mario Carpo
‘Technical change does not happen in a vacuum. Inventions may be random accidents, but
a new technology can only take root and thrive if many need it and use it. In this sense, as
the anthropologist André Leroi-Gourhan argued a long time ago, every technology is a social
construction: innovation only occurs when technical supply matches cultural demand, and
when a new technology and new social practices are congruent within the same technosocial
feedback loop.’ (2017: p.159)
Critically consider the conditions that are giving rise to (and hindering) the formation of new
social practices, within the context of digital collaboration. Your assignment ought to be
supported with academic research and applied examples of collaborative practice. You
might wish to reflect on the social, cultural and ethical aspects of this new paradigm as
architects, engineers, project and facilities managers come into dialogue.
Carpo, M. (2017). The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence. London: MIT Press.
Word Limit: 2,000 words
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