Citizen’s Right to the Digital City

Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking

Editors: Foth, Marcus, Brynskov, Martin, Ojala, Timo (Eds.)

  • Addresses the unique topic of relationship between urban interaction design, participatory and smart urbanism, and open innovation
  • Presents contributions from multiple disciplines, with most chapters incorporating more than one disciplinary background
  • Includes international collection of local case studies that illustrate the role that smart urbanism, civic hackers, and open innovation play to create productive, sustainable, and liveable urban environments
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Edited by thought leaders in the fields of urban informatics and urban interaction design, this book brings together case studies and examples from around the world to discuss the role that urban interfaces, citizen action, and city making play in the quest to create and maintain not only secure and resilient, but productive, sustainable and viable urban environments. The book debates the impact of these trends on theory, policy and practice. The individual chapters are based on blind peer reviewed contributions by leading researchers working at the intersection of the social / cultural, technical / digital, and physical / spatial domains of urbanism scholarship. The book will appeal not only to researchers and students, but also to a vast number of practitioners in the private and public sector interested in accessible content that clearly and rigorously analyses the potential offered by urban interfaces, mobile technology, and location-based services in the context of engaging people with open, smart and participatory urban environments.

About the authors

Professor Marcus Foth is founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Professor of Interactive & Visual Design in the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Marcus’ research focuses on the relationships between people, place and technology. He leads a cross-­‐disciplinary team that develops practical approaches to complex urban problems. He adopts human-­‐computer interaction and design methodologies to build engagement around emerging issues facing our cities. Marcus has authored and co-­‐authored over 120 publications in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings.

Martin Brynskov, PhD, is associate professor in interaction technologies at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is also research fellow at Participatory IT Centre (PIT) and Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI), director of the Digital Design Lab, co-­founder of Smart Aarhus, and former director of the Civic Communication group at the Center for Digital Urban Living. He is the general chair of the Media Architecture Biennale 2012 and 2014. Working closely together with municipalities, artists, journalists, media organizations, and industrial partners, he investigates the consequences of digitization and explores new forms of mediation within a variety of domains with special focus on the role of social interaction, materials and interfaces. The research is mostly carried out as interventions and experiments in the wild, deploying prototypes and semi-­‐permanent interactive systems.

Timo Ojala is professor of computer engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of Oulu and the director of the MediaTeam Oulu research group. He received his M.Sc. (with honors) and Dr.Tech. degrees in 1992 and 1997, respectively, from the University of Oulu, Finland. He is the responsible director of the UrBan Interactions (UBI) program, which aims at building a functional prototype of future ubiquitous city in Oulu. He has authored about 100 international scientific publications on mobile multimedia, human computer interaction, networking and computer vision. He has served as the founding co-chair of the 1st International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2002), the general chair of MUM 2007 conference and in the program committees of many international conferences and workshops.

Marcus Foth, PhD, is Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. Professor Foth’s research brings together people, place, and technology. His transdisciplinary work is at the international forefront of human-computer interaction research and development with a focus on smart cities, community engagement, media architecture, internet studies, ubiquitous computing, and sustainability. He has authored and co-authored over 180 publications in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings.

Reviews

“The book is an interdisciplinary work, which brings urban planning and urbanisation, IT-development and informatics, financial issues and economics under the umbrella of spatial theory and geography. … The volume presents different viewpoints and aspects on urban informatics and digital urbanism, what makes it a useful handbook with its thirteen individual but connected chapters for geographers, sociologists, economists and urbanists, who are working in ICT-based urban development and design.” (Gyula Nagy, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 65 (3), 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Digital Design Interventions for Creating New Presentations of Self in Public Urban Places

    Seeburger, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Narratives of Ambient Play: Camera Phone Practices in Urban Cartographies

    Hjorth, Larissa

    Pages 23-35

  • The Role of Digital Screens in Urban Life: New Opportunities for Placemaking

    Tomitsch, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Designing Media Architectural Interfaces for Interactions in Urban Spaces

    Behrens, Moritz (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Design Patterns for Urban Gardening

    Lyle, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Citizen’s Right to the Digital City
Book Subtitle
Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking
Editors
  • Marcus Foth
  • Martin Brynskov
  • Timo Ojala
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-919-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-919-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-917-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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