Banaras : The Crossing Project
|Author||: Ranjit Makuni and Madhu Khanna|
|Description||:176 p., col. & b/w photos, Bibliography (Exclusively on Art Paper)|
About the Book
We present a vision of Indian creativity and interaction design, combining traditional and modern technology. As computing technology proliferates in the world, retaining identity becomes an important value in the new millennium. Hence, the time-tested visions of developing nations and ancient living cultures can shape the form of modern information technology. The Crossing Project is a pioneering effort brining together futuristic, mobile, multimedia technology and archetypal content. With respect to technology, it questions the very form of a computing system and the Graphical User Interface paradigm. The Crossing technology presents alternate paradigms of information access, integrating the hand and the body in the act of computer-based communication and learning. With respect to design, it incorporates the expressions of traditional arts and crafts in the design of expressive information delivery devices in which technology surrenders to human hand. The Crossing Project has re-created forms that capture a civilization’s primal symbols animated through embedded technology.