Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Core Post 1 TV & Screen
This week’s topic is “TV & Screen”, and I found both “ Domesticity at War” and “Television While you wait” are very helpful understanding how screen functions in the public and private space. Colomina’s piece starts with comparing domesticity to the warfare because the domestic space is losing its limit to the outside world due to the invasion of media. She states, “ The house is a military weapon, a mechanism within a war where the differences between defense and attack have become blurred.” (4) She later gives examples of Underground House, Slow House, and Drive-in House to illustrate how these shelter-like houses combines exterior and interior together. Aspired by the warfare shields, Underground houses abandon the traditional glass window and use the TV screen instead. One could set the Underground House in certain temperature and humid, and one could pick particular landscape view through operating the screen. While people could choose better, various and more “natural-like” view through the screen, it proves that TV could change not only the domestic living but also the traditional architectural.