All posts tagged: Mediated Cityscapes

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Mediated Cityscapes 03: DIY Cartography [Theory]

[Eric Fischer / Locals and Tourists #45 (GTWA #133): Los Angeles and Pasadena / 2010] A month ago in Minneapolis, nestled amidst the brilliant programming of the inaugural Eyeo Festival, Mark Hansen organized a panel on data visualization and social justice that brought veteran designers Laura Kurgan, Michael Migurski and Lisa Strausfeld together to discuss […]

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Mediated Cityscapes 02: Memory and the City

In 1978 Rem Koolhaas (wiki) published Delirious New York, a “retroactive manifesto” that wildly reframed Manhattan through a rigorous analysis of the street grid, the skyscraper and congestion while excavating the history of the “mythical island”. A few years later Ridley Scott’s film adaptation of Blade Runner (wiki) explored the limits of the human condition […]

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Mediated Cityscapes 01: Four Statements About Urban Computing

[screen captures from IBM's "Planning for Smarter Cities" commercial / 2010] Conversations about ubiquitous computing and the city often get anchored to specific paradigms: urban informatics, discussions of ‘smartphone urbanism’, open data drumbeating and any number of other stock frames of reference are usually engaged before more primary topics like civic engagement, class and our […]