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Ars Memorativa in the Interactive City: Private Layers in Public PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kuniko Vroman   
Apr 18, 2006 at 08:40 PM

Tapio Mäkelä

public space, mobile, city, interactive, art of memory, interface, city, critical practice, tactics, participatory, engaging

Location based media often present a claim for reconfiguring public spaces. Exclusive access, and difficulties in designing tactics for engagement within public spaces raise questions about the validity of that claim. Mobile authoring resembles ars memorativa, art of memory, in its ability to construct private layers and memory traces over representations of place. How these traces and practices are shared and made manifest, and how critical are they as practices to begin with, should be starting points for evaluating their transformative qualities.

Last Updated ( May 21, 2006 at 12:30 AM )
From Scenography to Planetary Network for Shanghai 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kuniko Vroman   
Apr 18, 2006 at 09:30 PM
Franck Ancel

World-Expo City

Shanghai is in the process of becoming the Asian New York, at the heart of the continent. It is this urbanisation process, emerging in a city with no end and no limits, that is being discussed for 2010. Consequently, what is being prepared at Shanghai is not simply an immaterial bridge between a universal-type event and a planetary dimension. Similarly, the theme of the contemporary city is coming increasingly to the fore in exhibitions dedicated to the electronic arts, as at the forthcoming international ISEA gathering, to be held at San Jose in 2006. Some of these planned interactions between urban evolution and current techno-scientific developments constitute the linkage between today's artistic mutations.

Last Updated ( May 21, 2006 at 12:54 AM )
Redefining The Basemap PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kuniko Vroman   
Apr 14, 2006 at 03:15 PM

Alison Sant

mapping, basemap, collaborative mapping, locative media

Current collaborative mapping projects, using locative media technologies, have often overlooked the conventions of the basemap as a site for reinvention. Although these projects imagine alternative organizations of urban space through the way it is digitally mapped, they remain bounded by datasets that reinforce a Cartesian and static notion of urban space. This paper questions the methodology of the basemap, as it is utilized in these projects, and proposes alternative tactics for mapping the city.

Last Updated ( May 21, 2006 at 12:46 AM )
The Urbane Potential of Public Screens for Interaction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kuniko Vroman   
Apr 18, 2006 at 12:47 AM

Mirjam Struppek

interactivity, digital displays, urban screens, public sphere, urban space, interactive facades, local culture, social sustainability, neighbourhood reactivation, urban communication

Urban Screens are digital displays in urban space being used in consideration of the wellbeing and sustainability of the urban society - Screens that support the idea of public space as space for creation and exchange of culture.

Last Updated ( May 21, 2006 at 12:10 AM )