Remediating Urban Space Symposium
Remediating Urban Space: Exploring Design Responses
Keynote: Mark Shepard, University of Buffalo
Communication technologies remediate everyday urban life, resulting in subtle shifts in the spatial, temporal, scalar and material processes which are ‘all too often overlooked in conventional and binary approaches opposing the ‘virtual’ realm of new technologies to ‘real’ urban places’ (Crang/Crosbie/Graham 2007). We need to move beyond an artificially created dichotomy of a real and a virtual world as if the two were opposed. Instead, we must develop a new understanding of our activities and behaviour in the spaces of the city; since online and mobile socially networked spaces and real-world places are connecting and converging in numerous and complex ways. The challenge before us is finding ways to engage with these changes as designers. The aim of the workshop is to consider more fully the multiple, subtle, and interdependent spatio-temporalities which together work to constitute ICT-based urban change. How do we start to create meaningful spaces that merge digital and physical interactions? Link to download the draft conference programme. Image credit: Copyright Mark Shepard ( http://survival.sentientcity.net/ )
Link to download the draft conference programme.
Image credit: Copyright Mark Shepard ( http://survival.sentientcity.net/ )