A New Vision for Technology-Mediated Communications, Community, and Collaboration
Architecture is everything. It shapes every aspect of how technology is designed, produced, and used. Even the most subtle aspect of architecture has dramatic impact. In the modern world, technology is an extremely powerful shaper of society. Yet this power is usually under-appreciated. Engineering is a pragmatic field. It is guided by the popular architecture of the day, for better or worse. Yet if we reshape the architecture of technology, we can be a major force of social transformation.