Re-thinking metaphor, experience and aesthetic awareness


ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 9 August 2011



(2011), "Re-thinking metaphor, experience and aesthetic awareness", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 No. 7/8.



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Re-thinking metaphor, experience and aesthetic awareness

Article Type: Special issue abstracts From: Kybernetes, Volume 40, Issue 7/8

Joanna Wlaszyn

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM), Paris, France


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore current questions about metaphor, experience and aesthetic awareness that persist through the variations of critical approaches and projective research in architectural theory and practice.

Design/methodology/approach – Further considerations focus on the advanced technological possibilities which re-invest the relations between principles of cybernetics and architecture.

Findings – The current between art and architecture is more than ever manifested in fields related to the computer sciences and its conceptual background: cybernetic sciences.

Originality/value – The paper re-thinks the aesthetic value of architecture and architectural experience in this time of digital productivity.

Keywords Cybernetics, Architecture, Aesthetics, Experience, Technology, Metaphor

Paper type Research paper

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