The Digital Urbanisms Conference
October 11, 2019
The development of urban digital technologies and the deployment of digital information have evolved into a mutually reinforcing feedback loop between distributed sites of data production and extraction, and the planning and design of data-driven and evidence-based landscapes. Mobile social media, networks of sensors, and the ecology of connected devices termed the “Internet of Things,” among others, constitute infrastructures that harvest information, while advancing techniques of analysis and visualization have begun to describe and design sociopolitical and built environments in their image. Digital Urbanisms is a one-day symposium bringing together urban researchers and practitioners – planners, architects, geographers, organizers, and entrepreneurs – to take stock of the digital processes and products shaping cities, their promises, and problems, and discuss alternatives and approaches for operating within and against the uneven spaces they characterize.
Afternoon Session: Information, Action
Methodologies and Media
This is a conversation on hybridity – engaged and situated research as a mode of practice; design and visualization as modes of urban research – from different spatial disciplines and perspectives which explore the epistemologies of digital or data-driven tools and techniques and their implications for the spaces, places, and claims produced.
Craig Dalton, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University
Annette Kim, Associate Professor and Director Spatial Analysis Lab, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Mark Shepard, Associate Professor and Director of Media Arts and Architecture Program, University at Buffalo
Moderated by Laura Kurgan