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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pervasive computing and the ethics of forgetting

Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design – Theme issue: Space, sociality, and pervasive computing
Interesting to see the topic tackled in EPB instead of EPD: Society and Space, but an interesting line-up of papers nonetheless. Of particular interest is Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin’s contribution.
‘Outlines of a world coming into existence’: pervasive [...]

Carto-creative: Nikolas Schiller and the art of mapping differently

“He is sly, this rebel cartographer. He makes maps that look like quilts, masks, feathers, acid trips. You can find America in these maps — you can probably find your house in these maps — if you can find the maps at all, since their creator has posted them to an online underground.
Nikolas Schiller, 26, [...]

ENTER_ UNKNOWN TERRITORIES

Enter_ Unknown Territories is an exciting festival of interactive and playful public art events, live performances, a conference, workshop and club nights taking place throughout Cambridge, UK, from 25-29 April, 2007.
Come and explore…
Take part in a LED workhop, get lost in an intelligent maze, fly kites equipped with cameras, star in a CCTV feature film, [...]

Street-level ethnography

Guerrilla Wars in Everyday Public Spaces:Reflections and Inspirations for Designers (pdf)Kin Wai Michael Siu
In recent years, many governments have tended to take a rational and development-oriented approach to planning, designing and managing city spaces. Some sociologists, however, have started to criticize this approach, and have begun to advocate instead the importance of taking into consideration [...]