|aUrban Machines : |bpublic space in a digital culture / |cMarcella Del Signore, Gernot Riether.
|aPublic space in a digital culture
|a[Trento] : |bListLab, |c2018.
|a271 p. : |bcol. ill., maps ; |c21 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aOver the last few decades the increasingly collaborative work developed among architects, urban planners, artists and media designers has developed a particular landscape of projects that engage information technology as a catalytic tool for expanding, augmenting or altering the public and social interactions in the urban space. Through the projects and prototypes presented, the book aims to dissect the modes in which spatial practitioners operate in the digital city and how information technology and media are tools for place making. Interacting, Integrating, Expanding, Networking and Hacking are the five categories that explore modes of operating in the digital city. The line of inquiry set up through the research framework of the book begins from the reading of the contemporary urban conditions as the shared, the common, the smart, and the networker.