The swells of change, scale, inequality and sensory experience - cities are polluted, unhealthy, overwhelming, confusing and alienating - can it become the Good City?
yes but it requires our ever increasing habit of solidarity build around the urban common realm but isnt that purely about politics and not technology?
cities have a machinic order that regulates all aspects of urban life, road signs, post codes, pipes and overhead cables, satelittes, clocks, computers, telephones, cars, software, schedules and databases. So if the machinery is the technological unconscious of the life suport system of the city without which urban life would end how do we use it consciously so that we can use our shared common in moving from everything in the city being “the other” and instead become common ground?
Intelligent Cities There’s an app for that…….. Emer Coleman Director of Digital Projects Greater London Authority @emercoleman
That faith and belief in another human who i have only met a few times was a great thing and such was the act that after he had dropped me off at Paddington i really wanted to return the favour . somehow. I felt indebted. It’s not everyday you feel like this and in a way, that was the gift of the # tweetbike , the sensation afterwards – not necessarily the ride itself. Please, lets see more of these kinds of concepts and long live the # tweetbike ! #tweetbike is not just Paul and his bike, it’s a concept, take from it or join it! Carpe Diem user generated emergency response