Sayansi is a gateway for interdisciplinary, intercultural and
interpersonal exchange using the Spoken Word Poetic expression .
Its aims include:
To bridge gaps, and explore connections between science, culture,art,and the human experience .
To provide a creative outlet for the community to explore new and meaningful networks
To promote collaborations between peoples of different cultures, backgrounds and disciplines
emphasize the value of life at the center of all discussion.
The ArtSci Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas is
conducting web based research: Integrating
Domestic, Physical, and Virtual Spaces through Design (DPV.SI). This study
examines the interaction between domestic
architecture, technology, and human behavior.
How can we intentionally redesign physical spaces and online
spaces to more seamlessly interact? These intentional design decisions redesign
human culture and behaviors. This re-evaluation tackles design theory in
relation to an increasingly digital world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected human lives
and behaviors and presents an interesting case study of the relationship
between domestic spaces and technology. Government-issued shelter-in-place
orders, self-quarantine, self-isolation, and social-distancing measures force
individuals and institutions to move social and professional interactions
online while remaining at home for extended periods.
As so much time is spent at home, domestic architectural
design elements increasingly affect daily routines and social interactions, at
home and online. The method of this study is to survey a variety of subjects
from different backgrounds. Analyzing their daily experiences and knowledge can
provide insight into better design.
Data gathered from how architectural and design decisions
influence human behaviors can reveal methods to more effectively design future
physical and virtual spaces. The results of this study can additionally be
applied to technological design to better facilitate communication, especially
Links to a Podcast and Questionnaire coming