some essays that are good to think smart cities with

My last post promised a few references that I’ve found useful for thinking about smart cities with.  This is absolutely not comprehensive, and also reflects a) my definition of ‘useful’, which includes both ‘critical of’ but also ‘engaged with’ digital and/or smart stuff, and b) my interest in (to use two extremely shorthand terms) social difference and cultural practice. Thanks to Olly Zanetti who put me on to several of these.

I’m going to be offline for the next month, but I hope this provides some food for thought in the meanwhile…Baeck, Peter. Data for Good: How Big and Open Data Can Be Used for the Common Good. London: NESTA, 2015.

boyd, danah. It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. London: Yale University Press, 2014.

Coutard, O, and S Guy. “STS and the City: Politics and Practices of Hope.” Science, Technology and Human Values 32, no. 6 (2007): 713–34.

Crang, Michael, Tracey Crosbie, and Stephen Graham. “Variable Geometries of Connection: Urban Digital Divides and the Uses of Information Technology.” Urban Studies 43, no. 13 (2006): 2551–70. doi:10.1080/00420980600970664.

Crang, Mike, and Stephen Graham. “Sentient Cities: Ambient Intelligence and the Politics of Urban Space.” Information, Communication & Society 10, no. 6 (2007): 789–817. doi:10.1080/13691180701750991.

Datta, A. “New Urban Utopias of Postcolonial India: ‘Entrepreneurial Urbanization’ in Dholera Smart City, Gujarat.” Dialogues in Human Geography 5, no. 1 (March 1, 2015): 3–22. doi:10.1177/2043820614565748.

Downey, Gregory J. “Making Media Work: Time, Space, Identity, and Labor in the Analysis of Information and Communication Infrastructures.” In Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society, edited by Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J Boczkowski, and Kirsten A Foot, 141–66. London: MIT Press, 2014.

Gabrys, Jennifer. “Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 32, no. 1 (2014): 30–48. doi:10.1068/d16812.

Graham, Mark, Matthew Zook, and Andrew Boulton. “Augmented Reality in Urban Places: Contested Content and the Duplicity of Code.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 38, no. 3 (2013): 464–79. doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00539.x.

Hoffman, Lisa M. “The Urban, Politics and Subject Formation.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38, no. 5 (2014): 1576–88. doi:10.1111/1468-2427.12145.

Karvonen, Andrew, and Bas van Heur. “Urban Laboratories: Experiments in Reworking Cities.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38, no. 2 (2014): 379–92. doi:10.1111/1468-2427.12075.

Kitchin, Rob, and Martin Dodge. Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life. MIT Press, 2011.

Lange, Michiel de, and Martijn de Waal. “Owning the City: New Media and Citizen Engagement in Urban Design.” First Monday 18, no. 11 (November 25, 2013).

Leszczynski, Agnieszka. “Spatial Media/tion.” Progress in Human Geography, n.d.

Mattern, Shannon. “Mission Control: A History of the Urban Dashboard.” Places Journal. Accessed March 13, 2015.

Shelton, Taylor, Matthew Zook, and Alan Wiig. “The ‘actually Existing Smart City.’” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2014. doi:10.1093/cjres/rsu026.

Söderström, Ola, Till Paasche, and Francisco Klauser. “Smart Cities as Corporate Storytelling.” City 18, no. 3 (2014): 307–20. doi:10.1080/13604813.2014.906716.

Verhoeff, Nanna. Mobile Screens : The Visual Regime of Navigation. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012.;keyword=mobile%20screens.

Vernallis, Carol, Amy Herzog and John Richardson (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Waal, Martijn de. The City as Interface: How Digital Media Are Changing the City. NAi Uitgevers / Publishers Stichting, 2014.

Wilson, Matthew W. “‘Training the Eye’: Formation of the Geocoding Subject.” Social and Cultural Geography 12, no. 4 (2011): 357–76. doi:10.1080/14649365.2010.521856.

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