Tech in the News: The Case for Rooms

Ian Bogost

Posted August 9, 2018

External Article: City Lab

Ian Bogost, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication was quoted in the City Lab, August 6, article, “The Case for Rooms.” The Literature, Media, and Communication is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.


In a recent essay in The Atlantic, Ian Bogost described a new luxury concept called the “mess kitchen”—a second kitchen out of sight from the main kitchen and the rest of the open plan. He cited it to demonstrate why the open floor plan and its rhetoric around “entertaining” have reached new levels of absurdity. However, to me, the mess kitchen offers hope for a transitional period where open spaces may become closed again.

For the full article, visit the City Lab website.