Virtual urbanism

Geoffrey Sirc

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Visual literacy implies a poetics of technology, one rooted in basic human passion. The visual, then, is seen as demographic: the form-patterns people actually make in their lives, answering basic needs; patterns like those made by people in their quotidian affairs, moving about the city (that paradigmatic immersive technology), trying to live their desires. Unfortunately, most academic forms sanctioned for students to inhabit are as monumentally dull as the urban forms in which they pass an extra-academic portion of their lives. Technology is most useful, then, when it allows the poetic spirit to infuse formal design plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Composition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2001

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Copyright 2005 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.


  • Academic writing
  • Alternative technologies
  • College composition
  • Situationists
  • Urbanism


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