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Post-digital Landscape

This paper investigates a type of “post-digital” practice that constructs “evidence” instead of“data” and relies on the “narrative-driven” instead of “data-driven” method to influence public opinion. This approach to digital landscape practice addresses the dilemma in the “post-truth era,” in which public opinions are driven by emotion and empathy rather than objectivity and facts. The paper argues for a post-digital culture by cultivating a sense of criticality in designers toward data collection and data-driven methods. With these new conceptual frameworks in understanding data, objectivity, evidence and fact, landscape architects could play an important role in influencing public decision-making by constructing narratives that are needed when humanities are faced with unprecedented social and environmental uncertainties.

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Cite this paper:
Zhang, Zihao. 2022. “Post-Digital Landscape and Post-Digital Culture.” Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 7–2022 (June): 26–35.

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