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Urban Fictions Blogged

Urban Fictions, a first-year class, aims to explore potential benefits and opportunities but also impending issues that raise questions around the digitization and ‘Scientification’ of our public space by telling urban future ‘interaction stories’.
Urban Fictions, a first-year class, aims to explore potential benefits and opportunities but also impending issues that raise questions around the digitization and ‘Scientification’ of our public space by telling urban future ‘interaction stories’.

[Image source: Urban Fictions blog]

Urban Fictions, a first-year class, is in full swing, and posting delightful images to the class blog. The course proposes:

Current technologies that digitize our cities such as the omnipresence of mobile phones, their ‘data trails’ and the accessibility of generally available data will influence the urban environment in ways that are yet unprecedented and unforeseen. The promise of the ‘smart city’ has yet to materialize; we are left instead with technology that increasingly commercializes space with a top down approach and lacks a human centered perspective that showcases the real ramifications of this digitization on our personal routine and daily interactions with the city. This course aims to explore potential benefits and opportunities but also impending issues that raise questions around the digitization and ‘Scientification’ of our public space by telling urban future ‘interaction stories’.

From utopian pasts to urban interventions, don’t miss the urban fictions students have been posting in full.

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