"review" tag

Review: Paul Dourish & Genevieve Bell – Divining a digital future (2011)

In Divining a Digital Future (2011), computer scientist Paul Dourish (Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine) and cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell (Intel Interaction and Experience Research Lab) again team up…

Review: Aurigi & De Cindio (2008) – Augmented urban spaces

Aurigi, A., & De Cindio, F. (2008). Augmented urban spaces: articulating the physical and electronic city. Aldershot: Ashgate. (The introduction is a free read from the website). This book from 2008 had been…

review: Stephen Graham – The Cybercities Reader (2004)

In The Cybercities Reader (2004) Stephen Graham – at that time Professor of Urban Technology in Newcastle – bundles a great number of seminal texts about the intersections of digital media technologies and…

review: Kevin Lynch – The Image of the City

As part of a new effort of The Mobile City to compile an ever-expanding overview of literature relevant to our themes, I will review this oldie-goldie published in 1960. I particularly assess its…

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: a matter of ‘U-City’ or ‘U-Citizens?’

I just finished reading Marcus Foth’s Handbook of research on Urban Informatics. It’s an edited volume as thick as a fist, packed with essays that when taken altogether give a great overview of…

Review: “Portable Objects in Three Global Cities” by Mimi Ito et al.

  Mimi Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Ken Anderson have an interesting chapter in the edited volume by Rich Ling & Scott Campbell (2009) “The reconstruction of space and time: mobile communication practices” which…

The Big Sort, The Uses of Disorder and mobile media

I just read two books – written almost 40 years apart – that signal the same urban problem: cities and towns in the United States are becoming increasingly segregated into monocultural lifestyle enclaves…

Scott McQuire’s The Media City

I just finished reading the highly interesting book The Media City by Scott McQuire. It is a philosophical approach to the role of media in the experience of the city. I found two…