It behaved like nature in the sense that it grew when its two component parts were mixed. This made it an obvious choice for our work in Atelier Cyberspace.
The works of Atelier Cyberspace were originally shown at a number of Copenhagen venues and have later been exhibited at The National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen as part of the exhibition “What’s Happening?
The parent term of cyberspace is "cybernetics", derived from the Ancient Greek κυβερνήτης (kybernētēs, steersman, governor, pilot, or rudder), a word introduced by Norbert Wiener for his pioneering work in electronic communication and control science.
This word first appeared in the short story 'Burning Chrome' by William Gibson (Omni, July 1982).
Don Slater uses a metaphor to define cyberspace, describing the "sense of a social setting that exists purely within a space of representation and communication . To enter it, one forsakes both body and place and becomes a thing of words alone.
You can see what your neighbors are saying (or recently said), but not what either they or their physical surroundings look like.
Others consider cyberspace to be just a notional environment in which communication over computer networks occurs.
The word became popular in the 1990s when the uses of the Internet, networking, and digital communication were all growing dramatically and the term "cyberspace" was able to represent the many new ideas and phenomena that were emerging., and is also unique because it is a domain created by people vice the traditional physical domains.
It extends across that immense region of electron states, microwaves, magnetic fields, light pulses and thought which sci-fi writer William Gibson named Cyberspace.
We felt that there was a need to loosen up the rigid confines of urban planning, giving back the gift of creativity to individual human beings and allowing them to shape and design their houses or dwellings themselves – instead of having some clever architect pop up, telling you how you should live.
We were thinking in terms of open-ended systems where things could grow and evolve as required. The nozzle would emit and apply material that grew to form amorphous mushrooms or whatever you might imagine.
All oak trees are oak trees, but no two oak trees are exactly alike.
And then a whole new material – polystyrene foam – arrived on the scene.