Geomedia: Networked Cities and the Future of Public Space by Scott McQuire

By Scott McQuire

Geomedia deals serious research of the hot chances and tool family rising within the public house of latest towns. As ubiquitous electronic networks let embedded and cellular units to combine place-specific facts with real-time suggestions circuits, daily event of public area has turn into topic to new calls for. having a look past debates framed through the dominance of surveillance and spectacle, McQuire asks: how could the type of collaborative practices that experience flourished in artwork and on-line cultures be translated into city space?

In the city obstacle of the Nineteen Sixties, Henri Lefebvre argued that the skill for a city’s population to actively applicable the time and house in their atmosphere was once a severe measurement of recent democracy. What does it suggest to talk of ‘the correct to town’ within the context of the networked urban? Addressing this question via a sequence of case reviews, this state-of-the-art textual content highlights the tensions among citizen and buyer, verbal exchange and surveillance, participation and keep an eye on, which outline modern struggles over public space.

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