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keynote speech by Malcolm McCullough at The Mobile City conference Feb. 28 2008 at NAi Rotterdam, Netherlands

keynote speech by Malcolm McCullough at The Mobile City conference Feb. 28 2008 at NAi Rotterdam, Netherlands

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    Urban Inscriptions - Malcolm McCullough Urban Inscriptions - Malcolm McCullough Presentation Transcript

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      • must “MEDIA” mean REMOTENESS ? The urbanism of electronic communications has seldom been encouraging. For whether the word “media” implies passive entertainments, global networking, production software, or the attention economy of all of these, it does tend to imply disembodiment; and that implies trouble for space and place as we know them. But what happens when media become embodied in access, spatial in operations, and place-based in content? In particular, what happens when information technology moves out beyond the desktop into the sites and situations of everyday urban life? What does it mean that content is something you do, not something you are given, and where do you go to do that?
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    • OBIE best of show 2007 Source: The OBIE awards
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    • Timeline: place-based media
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    • A recently popular image in the flyposting debates Source unknown
    • Literary society (ca. 1885) Henry Collins Brown
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    • Physical components of pervasive computing
    • Five trends in urban computing
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    • Components of ambient information
    • Information foraging on the derive
    • Cached communication
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    • Four kinds of writing
    • Epigraphic reading in Persia Source: Geoffrey Nunnberg
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    • Sao Paulo to ban billboards Source: www.worldchanging.com
    • Timeline: pollution
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    • Press kit feature on airports Source: OAAA
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    • Press kit feature on airports Source: OAAA
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    • Removing soot, Penn Station Pittsburgh, (ca. 1948) Source: The Carnegie photo database
    • QUESTION # 2 “ How much information is pollution, that something can be done about?&quot; (6) 0% --> LITTLE all information welcome pollution just in the eyes of the beholder (4) <--100% MUCH toxic data smog! Audience text-in poll The Interactive City, ISEA07
    • QUESTION # 1 “ Which activity bonds urban spaces together most effectively?&quot; (6) SOCIETY: conviviality “third place” public assembly social navigation presentation of self (4) COMMERCE: (especially shopping) Audience text-in poll The Interactive City, ISEA07
    • Ambient media planning
    • Dimensions of urban markup
    • Toward a new Epigraphy
    • Water Bottle Label Source: The Henry Ford (Museums)
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