physical and the digital at multiple levels and dimensions
We experience the world concurrently at many different, interconnected
levels, from the level of manifestation, to the level of operational
structure and the level of semantics. It follows that a convincing
physical-digital experience must be integrated at all those levels.
All participating elements must contribute to a structurally, aesthetically
and semantically coherent experience.
We also experience the world
at multiple levels of time. Real time perception, short term memory,
long term memory and social memory
contribute to our experience. Our structural, aesthetic and semantic
integrations must hold true across the multilayered dimension of
Finally, we experience the world in an interactive manner
where our actions explore and influence our environment. Integrated
experiences require interactive digital media that allow for exploration
while exhibiting adaptability.
media are based on computation and our current society is deeply
intertwined with computational infrastructures. It follows
that structural integration of digital media into the physical
world would have to rely on computation.