Digital by Design

Digital by Design

Crafting Technology for Products and Environments

  1. Troika
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  • ISBN 9780500289013
  • 27.00 x 20.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 304pp
  • 423 Illustrations, 334 in colour
  • First published 2010
‘If in our credit-crunched, carbon-heavy and over heated world you find yourself disillusioned with the very notion of technological progress, you may find that 'Digital By Design' is just the tonic you need’ – V&A Magazine
‘An essential sourcebook for geeks, design professionals and hi-tech home-owners alike’ - The Financial Times
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Digital by Design surveys the fusion of digital technology, art and design, presenting innovative objects and artworks that are playful, disruptive, functional, radical and responsive. It is a thought-provoking sourcebook of technological innovation and an inspirational survey of visionaries who will shape our products and environment in the years to come.

Digital by Design Troika Cloud spread

Leading multi-disciplinary art and design practice Troika has selected more than 100 objects, products and installations that exemplify this progressive new wave of technologically infused art and design. The book’s bold presentation is indicative of Troika’s hands-on knowledge.

Digital by Design begins with an introduction to the new possibilities offered by technological innovation, featuring products and cutting-edge objects by current designers and engineers. The book includes incisive interviews with some of the most visionary practitioners and critics in the field – Dunne & Raby, Ron Arad, Steven Sacks and Machiko Kusahara. A comprehensive reference section includes designers’ biographies.

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Troika, a London-based, multi-disciplinary art and design practice has been critically acclaimed for, among other projects, their installations ‘Cloud’ and ‘All The Time In The World’ at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Troika’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Britain, London and is part of the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the British Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.