Production of Digital Space

Subject ABPL90147 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Entry into the Melbourne School of Design or approval of the subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: None specified
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Stanislav Roudavski


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Subject Overview:

The subject explores theories and technologies of representations ranging from analog to digital and their implications on the production of space. Specifically, the subject will focus on digital technologies and their consequences on reconfiguration of vision, knowledge, professional practice and embodied experience in spatial design.


On completion of the subject students should have developed:

  • knowledge of the historical background to representation in spatial design and the impact of digital technology on theoretical issues in spatial design;
  • critical awareness of the relationship between representation and spatial design with a particular emphasis on digital design environments.
  • Class participation (15%).
  • Essay of up to 1000 words due week 4 (20%).
  • Essay of at least 4000 words due at the end of semester (65%).
Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of the subject students should have developed the following:
  • critical thinking skills and analysis;
  • information gathering and critical synthesis;
  • comprehension of complex concepts and the ability to express them lucidly in writing.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture

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