Bedo Digital Cities5

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presentation for Digital Cities 5 Workshop at the Communities and Technologies 2007 Conference / Michigan State University. Athor: Viktor Bedö / www.bedoviktor.net

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Bedo Digital Cities5

  1. 1. Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge <ul><li>Viktor Bedö - University Pécs, Hungary / Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Germany </li></ul>
  2. 2. Locative Urban Knowledge <ul><li>Urban knowledge : knowledge that is embedded into urban space. </li></ul><ul><li>Locative : geographical space matters. </li></ul>Knowledge is information in context. For locative information urban space provides the context. Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  3. 3. Mapping Urban Space - hybrid space Geographical space and virtual space can not be separated from each other. They are interwoven and constitute a hybrid space. Interactive urban maps: depict geographical space as well as dynamic real-time information from both physical and virtual space. The feedback between map and user is permanent; the user shapes space through his or her past, current, and future actions and movements, etc. BlueSpot - www.emergentbudapest.org Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  4. 4. Mapping Urban Space - traveling speed www.urbantools.de - citystrecher01 - Köln, Germany walking walking + public transport bike car at 8 am car at 4 pm car at 12 pm Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  5. 5. technologyreview.com June 19th 2007 Berlin S and B Bahn network Mapping Urban Space topography - topology DenCity user generated map Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  6. 6. Google Earth DenCity Plazes BlueSpot (launching July 2007) Spatial Annotation Systems, Locative Community Services Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  7. 7. Are these useful communication tools, or just funny toys for geeks? Time and space in which communication takes place does matter for a certain kind of information. We have to find out what kind of information that is. Spatial Annotation Systems, Locative Community Services Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  8. 8. How do we find out what kind of knowledge is location dependent? How can we determine the situations most susceptible to locative communication systems? larger user community better application discovering what kind of knowledge is locative ... visual approach to urban locative knowledge. discovering what kind of knowledge is locative Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  9. 9. Urban Knowledge: organizational patterns of locative information Large cities as living organisms Culture as epidemic pattern of individual representations. Knowledge on community level emerges from messages on individual level Spatial organization is a visual phenomenon so we need visual instruments. Jane Jacobs Dan Sperber Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  10. 10. Visual Discovery: extracting order from chaos. a principle by which means artists and scientists extract order from the chaos of visual phenomena. structural intuition physiological and cognitive structures (reaching back to pre- or subverbal deep structures) visual convention, representational conservatism Martin Kemp <ul><li>We don’t know, how these patterns are going to look like. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t know how many elements will constitute a coherent pattern. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t even know if we use the optimal instrument. </li></ul>Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  11. 11. static pattern ordered dynamics (in the future?) Wikipedia entries projected on Berlin street map Plazes users’ traces on Berlin street map Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.
  12. 12. Any questions? [email_address] http://emergentbudap est.org / http://www.bbaw.de /bbaw/Forschung/Forschungspro jekte/Weltbilder/en/Startseite www.bedoviktor.net Viktor Bedö, Visual Approach to Locative Urban Knowledge June 28. 2007, Digital Cities 5.

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