In relation: re-assessing responsiveness through human-machine interaction

Erdinç, Melda
Advances in cybernetics, material research and network technologies affected the volume and the interpretation of human involvement in responsive architecture. The study scrutinizes the notion of responsiveness and its reflection(s) on/in the field of architecture. In this respect, it aims to investigate the role of the human in responsive bodies and seeks to redefine the boundaries of the participants through human-machine interaction in a responsive manner. The thesis offers a reassessment of the in-relation state between the human and the machine and investigates its re-problematization by responsive bodies. Dissolved boundaries between the components of the body are examined in light of ontological and philosophical machine debates. The effects of adopting machinic approaches in the definition of responsive bodies are examined with selected case studies from various contexts, and the dissolution of limitations between the human and the machine/non-human are questioned in line with these transformations.


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Citation Formats
M. Erdinç, “In relation: re-assessing responsiveness through human-machine interaction,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2022.