Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Increasingly we are becoming a society of specialization. The wealth of information and complexity of situations has lead to a necessary specialist. It is difficult if not impossible for one individual to comprehend and be literate in the multi faceted issues that affect nearly all subjects of interest in contemporary society. Because of this we have employed the specialist. We can all agree that information and technology plays a more critical role in all areas of interest and study. How has technology manifested a specialist in architecture? We can clearly see specialization within architecture; architect as programmer, architect as geographer, architect and producer, architect as film maker. While the specialist in many circumstances is very valuable they may be designing themselves for obsolescence. As brought up today in discussion, specialization in fields such as medicine and architecture can be a bit problematic and introverted.