session 4. Self-expression in the hybrid city | TMC @ Shanghai World Expo 2010

Speakers: Polise De Marchi – architect/researcher (Brazil); Almar van der Krogt – media consultant (Netherlands); Shuo Wang, Qing Wang – architects (China/USA)

This session takes up yesterday’s question and looks at how urbanites employ digital technologies in presenting themselves and in ‘writing’ the city with their own experiences. One of the issues at stake is whether technologies stimulate meetings between people based on expressed similarities or on differences? Do people interact with others based on shared preferences or on some other principle?