Michael DiTullo, Core77 friend and contributor, has been hosting this week's Glass House Conversations, an extension of the salons and public conversations that were hosted at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. DiTullo posed the below provocation for consideration on Monday.
The rapid evolution of the digital world continues to change the very fabric of our culture, from massively inclusive social networking sites that have reshaped the way we interact, to tools, like CS5, HTML5, and Solidworks, that have reshaped the way we work. How will the physical world change in response to the digital? Will we continue to fill new construction "colonial style" homes with wifi and flat screens? Will our desire as a culture to embrace sentiment over content persist? Or will some of the fringe trends around modern craft increase our appreciation of the possibly fewer but more important physical objects in our lives?
How should the design of physical objects and spaces change in response to our increasingly digital world?
Previous hosts include David Netto (Wall Street Journal), Adam Harrison Levy (Design Observer) and Jamer Hunt (Parsons). Join in the conversation...all comments are archived and a "final word" will be chosen to close the topic. You have till 8PM EST tonight to share your opinions on the future of physical design in a digital world.