The Micro Motion of Ambient Surrounding – An Exploration of Techno-biophilic Design


Biophilia hypothesis was devised by Edward O. Wilson(1984), being based on evolutionary psychology, which suggests that "people have the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes". So far, the development of the theory has been invested in many different fields, which proves that it is helpful for human physical and mental health. It has also attracted attention in the field of architecture and interior. The mainstream is the planning and configuration of "actual natural" such as the introduction of natural light, vegetation walls, and plant decorations. In recent years, facing the development of information technology and the Internet of Things, people have become inseparable from their digital lives. It seems push you and me farther away from the nature. Excessive Internet dependence and addiction have caused people to become detached from the real environment and cause mental illness. However, can Biophilia return to our lives through digital technology? Sue Thomas (2015) devised a concept of "Technobiophilia", which is "the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes as they appear in technology". This study is based on the above review to sum up that the development of digital technology can be a resistance or a help while facing the biophilia, and the key point is how it coexists and awakens the importance of people's perception of the ambient environment. And based on the research, this study explores the distance and relationship between nature and people through projected images.

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Tzu-Yao Yang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
June-Hao Hou, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACAH2020
Stream: Aesthetics

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Yang T., & Hou J. (2020) The Micro Motion of Ambient Surrounding – An Exploration of Techno-biophilic Design ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2020 Official Conference Proceedings
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