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Dan Hill lecture

Smart cities vs smart citizens

PBL expert meeting on Smart Cities with Dan Hill Over the last few years the South Korean New Town of Songdo has emerged as the epitome of the ‘smart city’ of the future…

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…

Interview with Mark Shepard: ‘critical design’, architecture, urbanism and location based media

Mark Shepard is a media architect and researcher. His current research investigates the influence of mobile and pervasive media, communication and information technologies on architecture and urbanism. He is one of the organizers…

Event: World-Information City, Paris May 30-31, 2009

World-Information City Paris 2009 is an international, two day conference focusing on four major themes within the wide field of new urban geographies: mobility, global flows and local dynamics, the remaking of urban…

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…

Cellphone city art

Found via Textually.org > Engadget Mobile > Make (nice trail): Artist Jorge Colombo (Portugal) made a couple of cityscapes by drawing with his fingers in an application called Brushes on an iPhone. He…

Mobile media ‘optimizing’ physical mobility

(image source: Vabellon) Clearly, the mobile phone is used to ‘optimize time’ – at least, this idea of “making the most of NOW” is one of the strong rhetorics about mobile media: to…

Urban Play: designing the urban landscape

Saturday November 1 2008 I attended the closing debate of the Urban Play project that took place during ExperimentaDesign 2008 themed “Space and Place: design for the urban landscape”. The event explored the…

PICNIC ’08: The Visible City session

Wednesday Sept. 24 I went to one of the sessions at PICNIC ’08 called “The Visible City”. This session was about ways of visualizing mobility patterns in the city. From the announcement: What…