Bruce Sterling - Smart City States

Bruce Sterling - Smart City States

How is our language on cities changing? 
Trending timeline of future city terms based on the number of books, journals & presentations in which they appear. (Source: Google Scholar)

How is our language on cities changing? 

Trending timeline of future city terms based on the number of books, journals & presentations in which they appear. (Source: Google Scholar)

futurescope:

Singapore - The Social Laboratory

Excellent longread by Shane Harris on protection of national security & engineering a more harmonious society via mass surveillance and big data.

Singapore was the perfect home for a centrally controlled, complex technological system designed to maintain national order. […] “In Singapore, people generally feel that if you’re not a criminal or an opponent of the government, you don’t have anything to worry about.”

[Foreign Policy: The Social Laboratory]

(via emergentfutures)

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Bruce Sterling - Smart City States

Prototyping Birloki (by Nerei)
Birloki system is an urban space activator, an interactive outdoor piece of furniture, a smart adaptive interface between the city and the citizen. We developed the first of a family of elements that are alive in the city. They do not remain static, they interact, they can be customizable, they can be removed and changed, they breath with the rhythm of the city.

Prototyping Birloki (by Nerei)

Birloki system is an urban space activator, an interactive outdoor piece of furniture, a smart adaptive interface between the city and the citizen. We developed the first of a family of elements that are alive in the city. They do not remain static, they interact, they can be customizable, they can be removed and changed, they breath with the rhythm of the city.

The myths behind the smart city technological imaginary (PhD brief notes #1)

As mentioned before, here are some brief notes on bottom line of the PhD project I am writing. It is a mix of ideas and feeling I am encountering throughout the process and not a formal review, indeed. Even though, I hope these paragraphs still make sense and gives you a clearer perception (or helps me make the project understandable at this stage). It´s been a silent work for months and now that I am beginning to see the light, I find myself more comfortable sharing how it is progressing, but not to a point I start sharing chapter drafts. In this sense, as these last weeks have meant a rush in the writing process, I find the text still too raw and I need to go into details to clear up the mess, but not enough mess not to share these schematic indications of how the text is moving forward.

  • The myth of operative efficiency
  • The myth of sustainability
  • The myth of simplification
  • The myth of data neutrality
  • The myth of depolitization
  • The myth of technological sufficiency
  • The myth of the intrinsic desirability
  • The myth of system integration 

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Discursive regime of the smart city. Selected bibliography

PhD project. Technological imaginaries in the networked city

Some notes about my PhD project.

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, by Susan Crawford and Stephen Goldsmith.

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, by Susan Crawford and Stephen Goldsmith.

April-June 2014 blog posts - Ciudades a Escala Humana

SMART CITIES, URBAN MEDIA AND URBAN INTERACTION DESIGN

ADAPTIVE URBANISM AND PUBLIC SPACES

CONFERENCES

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