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

digitalpublicspaces:

Adam Greenfield and smart cities

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing
Report by The Wilson Centre, just another report only slightly daring to question the fundamental flwas of the smart city narrative, but at least looking at contextualized examples in four different cities.

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing

Report by The Wilson Centre, just another report only slightly daring to question the fundamental flwas of the smart city narrative, but at least looking at contextualized examples in four different cities.

Urban Interaction Design - Online Conversation with Tobias Revell, Manu Fernández and Han Pham
Along with Tobias Revell and Han Pham, and hosted by Martin Brynskov, I will be part of the conversation for the next ten days, discussing the character and relevance of the emerging field of urban interaction design. You can follow the conversation as a series of question-responses rounds and let´s see how the experiment works. You can comment or contribute directly on the site as the three of us share our thoughts.

Urban Interaction Design - Online Conversation with Tobias Revell, Manu Fernández and Han Pham

Along with Tobias Revell and Han Pham, and hosted by Martin Brynskov, I will be part of the conversation for the next ten days, discussing the character and relevance of the emerging field of urban interaction design. You can follow the conversation as a series of question-responses rounds and let´s see how the experiment works. You can comment or contribute directly on the site as the three of us share our thoughts.

Urban interaction design: towards city making
This book is an effort to explore the newly emerging field of urban interaction design that addresses these issues. In the first part of the book, ‘Foundations’, we look into its origins. Where do its practitioners come from? How are they working together? What methodologies do they bring to the table? What are the key concepts they are addressing in their work? In the second part of the book named ‘Trends’, we go into current developments in the networked city and how urban interaction design as a field addresses these. Taken together, these sections will not give the definite definition or overview of this field. But hopefully there’s enough in here to convincingly claim that the further development of the field matters.
Juan Carlos Carvajal, Henrik Korsgaard, Manu Fernández, Ingrid Mulder, Katarzyna Piskorek, Lea Rekow, Martijn de Waal and Martin Brynskov

Urban interaction design: towards city making

This book is an effort to explore the newly emerging field of urban interaction design that addresses these issues. In the first part of the book, ‘Foundations’, we look into its origins. Where do its practitioners come from? How are they working together? What methodologies do they bring to the table? What are the key concepts they are addressing in their work? In the second part of the book named ‘Trends’, we go into current developments in the networked city and how urban interaction design as a field addresses these. Taken together, these sections will not give the definite definition or overview of this field. But hopefully there’s enough in here to convincingly claim that the further development of the field matters.

Juan Carlos CarvajalHenrik KorsgaardManu FernándezIngrid MulderKatarzyna PiskorekLea RekowMartijn de Waal and Martin Brynskov

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