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7. Telecollaboration

Henry Fuchs’s vision of the office of the futureDrawings by Andrei State, University of North Carolina

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The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.

MARSHALL MCLUHAN [1967],THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSAGE

Why Telecollaboration?

At last we are positioned to examine telecollaboration. Why do design teams now harness communications technologies to enable collaborations among people who are not collocated?

Specialization

The super-specialization of skills now occasions much collaboration. But any particular specialized skill is not available in every hamlet—or even in every city. The ubiquitous ...

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