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Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...‘Second Life’ illustration by Paul Sermon // Simulated And Computer-Based Environments. They Include A Myriad Of Forms, From Instant Messaging And Virtual Forums To Blogs And 3d Games. Often Accessed By Multiple Users...

Hyperreality

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In postmodern philosophy, hyperreality is a state in which the conditions of reality and fiction are seamlessly blended together and there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins. French sociologist...

Designing Safe Spaces for Virtual Reality: Methods for Merging Body Sovereignty Theory into VR Design Practice

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

eBook

...Many Virtual Reality (VR) designers now accept the ethical responsibilities of removing a user’s entire world and superseding it with a fabricated reality. These unique immersive design challenges are intensified when virtual experiences...

Materials and Dematerialization

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...I have always held Banham and his work in great esteem. This is the transcript of the lecture given at the V&A Museum, London, on 28 February 1992. During the 1950s and 1960s, he...

Adventure play in physical and virtual spaces

Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In disorienting surroundings somewhat resembling an industrial ant farm, two restless kids and a grumpy dad absorb the labyrinth of slides and tunnels made of steel rebar and salvaged architectural remnants like a lantern that once adorned...

Virtual Reality Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Virtual reality (VR) design is concerned with the creation of computer-simulated three-dimensional (3D) models of a design. One application is virtual prototyping, where a model of a design can be tested and evaluated during its planning...

The Design of Interaction

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 3 : Social Interactions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...When asked to project fifty years ahead, a scientist is in a bit of a quandary. It is easy to indulge in wishful thinking or promote favorite current projects and proposals, but it is a daunting task to anticipate what will actually come...

Designing Stone: Temporal Representation of a Timeless Material

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The philosopher Karsten Harries notes that architects build against the ‘terror of time’. Karsten Harries, ‘Building and the Terror of Time’, Perspecta 19 (1982): 64. Jeremy Till, the educator and architect, confirms time as the common...

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Rebecca Houze

Rebecca Houze is Professor of Art and Design History at Northern Illinois University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Mythologies in Design and Culture : Reading Signs and Symbols in the Visual Landscape

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

eBook

...This chapter calls into question the seductive popularity of video gaming and, more recently, of touch screen devices, which are used for a variety of tasks. Comparisons are drawn between the glamour of the new Citroën DS sports car...