Inscribing a Square: Urban Data as Public Space

Inscribing a Square: Urban Data as Public Space, edited by Dietmar Offenhuber and Katja Schechtner, arose from the Sensing Place / Placing Sense symposium that took place during the 2011 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. I contributed an interview with the editors on the Sentient City Survival Kit.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction Dietmar Offenhuber, Katja Schechtner

SENSES

On Ambient Information Malcolm McCullough

Active Listening Sites Stadtmusik

SONIC VISTA — Re-Tuning Human Attention in Public Space, Listening to the Power of a City O+A Bruce Odland / Sam Auinger

On Infrastructure Legibility Dietmar Offenhuber

Tuneable Touch Ebru Kurbak

LightBridge: Embracing the Messiness, Exposing the Analytics Susanne Seitinger

Surviving in the Sentient City Mark Shepard in Conversation with Dietmar Offenhuber and Katja Schechtner

SYSTEMS

Taken Square: On the Hybrid Infrastructures of the #15M Movement Jose Luis de Vicente

iGeigie Safecast

Safecast Sean Bonner

On the Collection and Utilization of Human Mobility Data Katja Schechtner

Sense of Patterns Mahir M. Yavuz

Notes on the Design of Participatory Systems — For the City or for the Planet Usman Haque

The Killer App for Technology-infused Cities isn’t Efficiency, it’s Sociability

Anthony Townsend in Conversation with Dietmar Offenhuber and Katja Schechtner

PLACES

Place Pulse MIT Media Lab

The Significance of Becoming Actors Sandrine von Klot


Kazamidori — Weathervane h.o


Top-Down/Bottom-Up Urbanism Nashid Nabian, Carlo Ratti


ZeitRaum Ars Electronica Futurelab


From Artifact to Artifice: The Mediatized Decomposition of Public Space Oliver Schürer

Los Ojos del Mundo MIT Senseable City Lab & Fabien Girardin


Here Now! Social Media and the Psychological City Sarah Williams