The Situated Technologies Pamphlets series explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism.
How is our experience of the city and the choices we make in it affected by mobile communications, pervasive media, ambient informatics, and other “situated” technologies? How will the ability to design increasingly responsive environments alter the way architects conceive of space? What do architects need to know about urban computing, and what do technologists need to know about cities?
Published in nine issues, the Situated Technologies Pamphlets were edited by a rotating list of leading researchers and practitioners from architecture, art, philosophy of technology, comparative media study, performance studies, and engineering.
Modulated Cities: Networked Spaces, Reconstituted Subjects | Helen Nissenbaum and Kazys Varnelis
The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World | Christian Nold and Rob van Kranenburg
From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City | Trebor Scholz and Laura Y. Liu
A synchronicity: Design Fictions for Asynchronous Urban Computing | Julian Bleecker and Nicolas Nova.
Responsive Architecture/Performing Instruments | Philip Beesley and Omar Khan
Community Wireless Networks as Situated Advocacy by Laura Forlano and Dharma Dailey | Suspicious Images, Latent Interfaces by Benjamin Bratton and Natalie Jeremijenko | A double issue, the third in a nine-part publication series exploring the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism.
Urban Versioning System 1.0 | Matthew Fuller and Usman Haque | The second in a nine-part pamphlet series exploring the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism.
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See slideshows of work and biographical and firm information on each Emerging Voice. In the coming months, look here to find expanded digital content exploring the work and ideas of this year’s Voices.
In anticipation of the 5KL: Water symposium, we look back at the history of New York City’s most critical piece of civic infrastructure: its water supply.
Two architects and educators discuss the state of architectural education, the place of research in the discipline, and the contemporary role of the architect.