Publisher: Archis, ISBN: 9789077966693, Format: Softcover, 102pp, 240x340mm
When brought into the city, no technology is a neutral enabler, a mere decoration, or even a marketplace of supply and demand. Urban technologies are built upon spoken and unspoken assumptions about urban life, each with peculiar implications for social relations and the natural ecosystem. This volume claims it is time for the discipline of media architecture to get under its own skin, and address the implied futures of new technologies. Volume 59 investigates the philosophy of citizen participation, artificial civil intelligence, terraforming the world order, ephemeral matters regarding climate disaster, and an extra colour insert on civic design.