These are a number of publications by The Mobile City.



de Lange, Michiel, and Martijn de Waal. 2013. Owning the City: New Media and Citizen Engagement in Urban DesignFirst Monday, special issue “Waves Bits And Bricks: Media & The Production of Urban Space” 18 (10).

de Lange, Michiel. 2013. The smart city you love to hate: Exploring the role of affect in hybrid urbanism. In The Hybrid City II: Subtle rEvolutions, edited by D. Charitos, I. Theona, D. Dragona and H. Rizopoulos. 23-25 May 2013. Athens, Greece. [pdf, 250 KB]

de Lange, Michiel. 2013. From gengsi to gaul: mobile media and playful identities in Jakarta. In Understanding Contemporary Culture: New Directions in Arts & Humanities Research, edited by J. Thissen, K. Zijlmans and R. Zwijnenberg. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 101-109. [pdf, 3.6 MB, Open Access]

Tuters, Marc, & Michiel de Lange. 2013. Executable Urbanisms: Messing with Ubicomp’s Singular Future. In R. Buschauer & K. S. Willis (Eds.), Locative Media: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media and Locality (pp. 49-70). Bielefeld: Transcript.

Bouw, Matthijs, Froukje van de Klundert, Michiel de Lange & Martijn de Waal. (2013). Eindhoven Hackable World City. Amsterdam (pdf 2.2 MB Dutch).



de Waal, Martijn. 2012. Toekomst van de Stad. Essay in bundel Raad voor de Leefomgeving. (Dutch)

de Lange, Michiel. 2012. Stad, spel, media: spelenderwijs eigenaar worden van je stad. In E. Holleman, R.-J. de Kort & S. Lindemann (Eds.), Balkan in de polder: naar organische gebiedsontwikkeling in Nederland? (pp. 78-82). Amsterdam: Mondriaanfonds (Dutch).

de Lange, Michiel. 2012. Digitale media en de stad: omarm de complexiteitArchitectenweb Magazine (nummer 48, mei/juni 2012), 60-63 (Dutch).

de Waal, Martijn. 2012. De Stad als Interface. PhD dissertation, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. (Dutch)

de Waal, Martijn. 2012. ‘The Ideas and Ideals in Urban Media‘ In From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen, edited by M. e. a. Foth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

de Lange, Michiel. 2012. Eigenaarschap: stedelingen betrekken bij hun stad met digitale media. In M. Kreijveld (Ed.), Samen Slimmer. Hoe de wisdom of crowds onze samenleving verandert. (pp. 152-153). Den Haag: STT (Dutch).

de Lange, Michiel, and Martijn de Waal. 2012. Ownership in the Hybrid City. Available from

de Lange, Michiel. 2012. Txt and the city. Canvas8. Available from



de Lange, Michiel, and Martijn de Waal. 2011. What Is Ownership and Why Does It Matter? Volume, #30 Privatize!, 40-43. (this is the introduction to the English version of Ownership in the Hybrid City).

de Lange, Michiel, and Martijn de Waal. 2011. Ownership in de Hybride Stad. Available from (Dutch).

de Waal, Martijn. 2011. “The Urban Culture of Sentient Cities: From an internet of things to a public sphere centered around things” in Mark Shepard ed. Toward the Sentient City Cambridge MA: MIT Press. [individual fair use only – not under CC]

de Waal, Martijn. 2011. “De rol van digitale media in het stedelijk ontwerp” in: Best Practice #Excellente #e-cultuur Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform.



de Lange, Michiel. 2010. Moving Circles: mobile media and playful identities. PhD dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam. [other CC license than this blog]

de Waal, Martijn. 2010. “New Use of Cellular Networks; The Necessity of Recognizing the Nuances of Privacy” in OPEN Nr. 19 Rotterdam: NAi Publishers.



de Lange, Michiel, and Martijn de Waal. 2009. How can architects relate to digital media? The Mobile City keynote at the ‘Day of the Young Architect’: outcomes and further thoughts.

de Lange, Michiel. 2009. From always on to always there: Locative media as Playful Technologies. In Adriana de Souza e Silva & Daniel M. Sutko (eds.), Digital cityscapes: merging digital and urban playspaces (pp. 55-70). New York: Peter Lang. [fair use – not under CC]

de Lange, Michiel. 2009. The Mobile City project and urban gaming. Second Nature: International journal of creative media, special issue “Games, Locative & Mobile Media”, 1(2), 160-169.

de Waal, Martijn. 2009. The Urban Ideals of Location-based Media. In H. Tsui & N. Ford (Eds.), Cities of Desire. An Urban Culture Exchange between Vienna and Hong Kong. Vienna: City Transit Publisher.

de Waal, Martijn. 2009. Three philosophical questions about the ’sentient city’ – a response to the exhibition Towards the Sentient City. Toward the Sentient City



de Waal, Martijn, and Michiel de Lange. 2008. The Mobile City: a conference on locative media, urban culture and identity (Conference text). The Mobile City conference, February 27-28 2008 in Rotterdam.

De Waal. M. (2008) ‘Towards a MySpace Urbanism?‘ in: Vodafone Receiver

de Waal, Martijn. (2008). From BLVD Urbanism towardmars MSN Urbanism. Locative media and urban culture. In F. Eckardt (Ed.), Media City. Weimar: Bauhaus University Press. [individual fair use only – not under CC]



de Lange, Michiel, and Esther Polak. 2007. NomadicMILK. In K. Zijlmans, R. Zwijnenberg & K. Clevis (Eds.), Co-Ops, interterritoriale verkenningen in kunst en wetenschap/Exploring new territories in art and science. Work in progress. Amsterdam: De Buitenkant. [fair use – not under CC]

de Waal, Martijn. 2007. ‘Powerifications’ in: Christine de Baan, Joachim Declerck, Veronique Patteeuw ed. Visionary Power. Producing the Contemporary City. Catalogue of International Architecture Biennal Rotterdam Rotterdam: NAI Uitgevers.