Marshall McLuhan told us that every new technology does not replace the previous one, it turns first to junk and then into art... Why am I mentioning this?
The thing about a zone is that it is not a unit, it is an area of influence
If the dominant technology is changing so is society, so will archi- tecture, (see Gideon' Mechanisation Takes Command).
Surely in a university, a part of your job is to speculate on the possible consequences on the architecture of new technology?
Beyond the fact that programmes are being erased what is architecture now for you?
And a really simple but difficult question, what materials do you think architecture now should be made if? Mies knew Corb knew... You?
Good luck, it's a pain in the neck studying architecture isn't it because nobody can agree on a body of knowledge that you need to know or agree on what exactly architecture is, but we might say it is a continual discourse? So you may as well enjoy the journey, acquire new skills and see if your projects can be as elegant and beautiful as your films until such time as you find yourself in another reality, the work place!
However, you might remember that reality is something we all make together if we don't like it maybe we should work together to change it?
Professor David Greene