Re: 4D Design

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by Sawad on May 20, 1997 at 15:17:43:

In Reply to: 4D Design posted by Alec Robertson on May 20, 1997 at 11:56:14:

: Movement in art and the performing arts has increasing potential as a source of creative ideas for designers, when combined with robotics and multimedia technology. This is an area I call 4D design

Since you mention your term "4D design", I'd
like to ask a question about its implications:
I assume the "4" in "4D" refers to a fouth
dimension, which in this case is time. Is that
right? If so, I have to ask if this is not a
CONSERVATIVE name for this sort of design? I mean,
why RESTRICT time to a mere dimension? Does not
the experience of time (all sorts of times)
exceed any boundary distinguishing one dimension
from another?

I am completely interested in this form of design.
But I am suspicious of how we try to name it and
suffocate it by making it a mere "thing" such as a

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