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Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines

Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines | About Cities | Scoop.it

Nothing has challenged our notions about what it means to "know" or "meet" someone more than the various ways we interact online. With geolocation services like Foursquare and augmented reality applications on the horizon, what it means to be a stranger or a friend is only getting more complex. We asked Kio Stark, a professor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program to share her syllabus on Stranger Studies here.

The students at ITP spend two years learning how to make and break all kinds of technology, and as Stark puts it, her classes "are about shaping a deeper, more rigorous understanding of the people my students are making things for." So, this syllabus focuses more on people and how they interact in cities -- the context for technology -- than gadgets or software themselves. 


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Designers Stretch Out Imaginations on Benches

Designers Stretch Out Imaginations on Benches | About Cities | Scoop.it
That most prosaic of public furnishings, the New York City park bench has morphed into a blank canvas on which designers, landscape architects and artists have unleashed their fantasies.
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Architecture & design: all the best available for public spaces. I love NYC!

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Berlin Hyper Lapse

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WOW!

Berlin, by B-Zoomi

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The Manhattan Project

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NYC Time Lapse

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Olympic artistic legacy?

Olympic artistic legacy? | About Cities | Scoop.it
Some people in London are not enamored of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a centerpiece of the city’s Olympic Park.
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America's Most Important Airport Cities

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Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.
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Why Generation Y is Causing the Great Migration of the 21st Century

Why Generation Y is Causing the Great Migration of the 21st Century | About Cities | Scoop.it

Just after the close of World War II, the last Great Migration in the United States — the move from the city to the new suburbs — began to emerge, fueled by new roads, low congestion, a...


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London’s Great Green Space Sell-Off

London’s Great Green Space Sell-Off | About Cities | Scoop.it

A combination of housing shortages and budget cuts have presumably made the sale of land more attractive, but could result in the loss of valued green spaces and greater density of building, particularly in the inner city where open land is scarce.

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The City of Samba | Fubiz™

The City of Samba | Fubiz™ | About Cities | Scoop.it

A beautiful and well crafted time lapse video about Rio de Janeiro and Carnival.

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The Changing Population and Nativism of London in 2012

The Changing Population and Nativism of London in 2012 | About Cities | Scoop.it
But the city is as weird and alive as ever.
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The New Stuttgart City Library

The New Stuttgart City Library | About Cities | Scoop.it
Pictures of Stuttgart's New City Library which boasts of an imposing architecture with clean white spaces.

 

Long live the Libraries!

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By the Tiber in Rome, a Museum Rises, Pleasures Follow - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

The Maxxi art museum has made the Flaminio area, on the Tiber, a place for a drink, an ice cream or a stroll.
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Historic District Plans in East Village Stir Opposition

Historic District Plans in East Village Stir Opposition | About Cities | Scoop.it
Some places of worship worry that a plan to establish a historic district in the neighborhood will bring burdensome expenses and restrictions.
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LOOK: This Floating Pool Is Blowing Our Minds

LOOK: This Floating Pool Is Blowing Our Minds | About Cities | Scoop.it
The idea that a floating pool might be constructed smack dab in the middle of New York City's East River is amazing enough. The fact that this feat of architectural prowess may become a reality thanks to crowd-funding absolutely blows our minds.
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New York amazes me on how creative they are on developing new public spaces.

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Highway Expansion Encourages More Than Just Driving

Highway Expansion Encourages More Than Just Driving | About Cities | Scoop.it
An upgrade for U.S. 36, between Denver and Boulder, will pull together a range of options to encourage people to drive less.
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"Work has begun on an upgrade for U.S. 36 that will incorporate a special fast lane for high-occupancy vehicles, bus rapid transit service, an electronic toll system for single-occupant cars and a bike path."

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Baladas em Amsterdam e Berlim, quer ir?

Baladas em Amsterdam e Berlim, quer ir? | About Cities | Scoop.it
Que tal passar o feriado (paulista, ok) de 9 de julho em um veleiro em Amsterdam, depois de ter curtindo uma das baladas mais fantásticas do mundo?? A operadora holandesa Diador está montando um ...
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Rio de Janeiro to get 3 new museums until late 2014

Rio de Janeiro to get 3 new museums until late 2014 | About Cities | Scoop.it

MAR - Museu de Arte do Rio, Museu do Amanhã e o novo prédio do MIS-RJ renovam a paisagem e a cultura da cidade

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Natural Art Installations

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I see art... naturally!


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The Future of the City

The Future of the City | About Cities | Scoop.it

In its simplest form, the Connected City is just a new urban system where everything and everyone is able to communicate in real time, people to people, people to object, and object to object.


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N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Upsets Some Greenwich Village Neighbors

N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Upsets Some Greenwich Village Neighbors | About Cities | Scoop.it

A huge expansion of New York University is vital, school officials say, but some neighbors oppose its size and density.

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Berlin gears up for new airport @CNN

"One airport, Once City... we 'are unified".

This is a very important landmark for the city, that will now be able to be connected to the whole world.
Welcome to BER. 

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Explaining Londoners

Explaining Londoners | About Cities | Scoop.it
A collection of riddles about them and the world they inhabit.
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Optical Illusions in The Streets of Sao Paulo

Optical Illusions in The Streets of Sao Paulo | About Cities | Scoop.it

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Installazione vecchia di qualche mese, ma vale la pena riproporla

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Creative Review - Food for Thought

Creative Review - Food for Thought | About Cities | Scoop.it

As part of the New Windows on Willesden Green project, where designers are paired with local shops in an attempt to help revive the area, Robin Howie designed a series of Thinker Stools for the London suburb's Food for Thought cafe...

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London: Autumn leaves, Red

London: Autumn leaves, Red | About Cities | Scoop.it

A Colourplay image.

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