Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Update on book project "Technology and the City"

I am happy to announce that our book project Technology and the City: Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies is in production and will be published soon. My co-editors (Taylor Stone, Margoth González Woge, Pieter Vermaas) and I (Michael Nagenborg) would like to thank all authors for their contributions, support, and patience.

You will learn more about the individual contributions, the scholars involved, and the background of the project soon. But, for now, you may feast your eyes on the table of content:

Part 1: Ontological foundations: city-technology relations

Sanna Lehtinen and Vesa Vihanninjoki: Aesthetic Perspectives on Urban Technologies: Conceptualizing and evaluating the technology-driving changes in the urban everyday experience

Tea Lobo: The Techne and Poiesis of Urban Life-Forms

El Putnam: Locative Reverb: Artistic practice, sound technology, and the grammatization of the listener in the city

Vlad Niculescu-Dincă: Theorizing technologically mediated policing in smart cities: An ethnographic approach to sensing infrastructures in security practices

Mark Thomas Young: Now You See It (Now You Don’t): Users, maintainers, and the invisibility of infrastructure

Marcel Müller: Structure and Background: The influence of infrastructures on human action

Jaana Parviainena and Seija Ridell: Infrastructuring bodies: Choreographies of power in the computational city

Part 2: Responsible design of urban technologies

Rockwell F. Clancy and Aline Chevalier: Dockless App-Based Bicycle-Sharing Systems in China: Lessons from a case of emergent technology

Kevin Mintz: Universally Designed Urban Environments: "A mindless abuse of the ideal of equality" or a matter of social justice?

Taylor Stone: Towards a Darker Future? Designing environmental values into the next generation of streetlights

Pieter Vermaas and Sara Eloy: Shape Grammar Systems as a Technology for Flexible Design for Values in Cities: Giving architectural design to inhabitants

Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow: Authenticity and the “Authentic City”

Henry Dicks, Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski, Christophe Ménézo, Yvan Rahbé, Jean Philippe Pierron, and Claire Harpet: Applying Biomimicry to Cities: The forest as model for urban planning and design

Part 3: Urban futures and “smart” cities

Udo Pesch: From Liberalism to Experimentation: Reconstructing the dimensions of public space

Bart van der Sloot and Marjolein Lanzing: The Continued Transformation of the Public Sphere: On the road to smart cities, living labs and a new understanding of society

Germán Bula: A Philosophy of Sidewalks: Reclaiming promiscuous public spaces

Stefano Borgo, Dino Borri, Domenico Camarda, Maria Rosaria, and Stufano Melone: An Ontological Analysis of Cities, Smart Cities and their Components

Brandt Dainow: Binding the Smart City Human-Digital System with Communicative Processes

Wang Qian and Yu Xue: Technology and the City: From the perspective of philosophy of organicism

Robert Seddon: Ghost Walks for Wireless Networks

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