"Superimposed, intertwined and hybridised" layers
A good quote that I found in a paper by Karen Martin:
Now they [architects] must contemplate electronically augmented, reconfigurable, virtual bodies that can sense and act at a distance but that also remain partially anchored in their immediate surroundings...Increasingly the architectures of physical space and cyberspace – of the specifically situated body and of its fluid electronic extensions – are superimposed, intertwined and hybridised in complex ways. [Mitchell, 1995]
Mitchell, W. J. 1995. City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press.
Why do I blog this? I like this idea of superimposed/intertwined/hybridised layers of diverse XXX (call it as you want: information flows, data streams, virtual worlds, augmented space, information super-highway being my favorite). So what about: (1) visualizing them (materializing them?), (2) bridging them, (3) observing gradients (from ultraconnected hip places to electronic ghettos or is ultraconnected the ghettos and hip unconnected places?)...