Yes this object versus the code idea seems also Cartesian error 2.0..and indirect biofeedback on a grand or shadowy urban scale raises its head again..
I’ve finally managed to do some reading for my own purposes rather than HEFCE’s, and in particular I’ve enjoyed a chapter in a book called Digital Sociology: Critical Perspectives, edited by Kate Orton-Johnson and Nick Prior. The chapter is by Roger Burrows and David Beer, on what they call urban informatics. It’s a neat overview of a big field, and provocative to boot on its implications for sociology.
The chapter’s about the digital, it’s about the urban, so I was reading it as part of my efforts to finish a paper on the digital visualisations of new urban developments: part of the ESRC-funded ‘Architectural Atmospheres‘ project that I’m working on with Monica Degen and Clare Melhuish.
And I couldn’t fit the visualisations we’ve been studying into their argument. Indeed, they don’t really fit into the much wider literature on how software scripts urban spaces – on ‘urban…
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