Citizen’s Right to the Digital City: Urban Interfaces, by Marcus Foth, Martin Brynskov, Timo Ojala

By Marcus Foth, Martin Brynskov, Timo Ojala

Edited through notion leaders within the fields of city informatics and concrete interplay layout, this publication brings jointly case reviews and examples from all over the world to debate the function that city interfaces, citizen motion, and town making play within the quest to create and hold not just safe and resilient, yet effective, sustainable and manageable city environments. The e-book debates the influence of those developments on thought, coverage and perform. the person chapters are in response to blind peer reviewed contributions by means of prime researchers operating on the intersection of the social / cultural, technical / electronic, and actual / spatial domain names of urbanism scholarship. The e-book will attraction not just to researchers and scholars, but in addition to an unlimited variety of practitioners within the inner most and public area attracted to available content material that in actual fact and conscientiously analyses the aptitude provided through city interfaces, cellular know-how, and location-based providers within the context of enticing individuals with open, shrewdpermanent and participatory city environments.

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Com could be considered as highly privacy-sensitive information, but the website does not include any identifiable information other than location. As the service received over 240,000 submissions while writing this chapter, it seems that its users do not have strong concerns towards sharing such personal data—albeit in an anonymous way. Capital Music shares the currently played song choice with collocated people. While music does not seem to be private data, some people might not feel comfortable with granting access for other people to browse their playlist.

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Mobile media play a key role in emergent intimate publics whereby binaries such as online/offline, public/private and work/personal are eschewed. This entanglement can be understood through the notion of ambient play. By framing mobile art and game interventions in terms of ambient play, this chapter seeks to curate some of the undulating entanglements of mobile media within everyday life. I argue that camera phone practices—especially in an age of geo-tagging where images are encoded with geographic information—are creating their own cartographies of place within the urban as they overlay the visual with the ambient, social with the geographic and emotional with the electronic.

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