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Impact of technologies in urban life, mainly following this smart cities buzzword and the digital-urban links
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Why The Internet of Things Has To Be Open Sourced - ReadWrite

Why The Internet of Things Has To Be Open Sourced - ReadWrite | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Developers aren't going to go for proprietary standards.
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Re-imagining Cities. Technology as a way to re-design public institutions and re-imagine governance

Re-imagining Cities. Technology as a way to re-design public institutions and re-imagine governance | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Stefaan G. Verhulst and Julia Root
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La Fura dels Baus raises a genuine theatrical experience of a SmartCity

La Fura dels Baus raises a genuine theatrical experience of a SmartCity | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
How will it be to live in the SmartCities of the future? How will it feel to live in an environment where technology prevails at its purest? Do you dare to travel to a place governed by the criteria of increased intelligence and efficiency?
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Are smart cities really that smart?

Are smart cities really that smart? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
How does the citizen fit in?
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Video: Stephen Goldsmith on Data and Cities

Video: Stephen Goldsmith on Data and Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Data-Smart City Solutions is working to catalyze local government efforts to more effectively solve local problems through the use of integrated, cross-agency data combined with community data to better discover and preemptively address civic problems.
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Thingful moves into ‘beta’

Thingful moves into ‘beta’ | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce that after 10 months work, Thingful has now moved into beta with a range of important features having been introduced since launch back in December 2013.
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Digital urbanism: The role of technology in the future of our cities | The Academy of Urbanism

Digital urbanism: The role of technology in the future of our cities | The Academy of Urbanism | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Identifying, promoting and learning from great places
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Smart Cities: recent literature

Smart Cities: recent literature | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
by Laura Dobie Recently, smart cities have emerged as a hot research topic, with cities, national governments and businesses exploring ways to exploit the potential of ICT to improve quality of lif...
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Decoding the City

Decoding the City | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

The MIT based SENSEable City Lab under Carlo Ratti is one of the research centers that deal with the flow of people and goods, but also of refuse that moves around the world. Experience with large-scale infrastructure projects suggest that more complex and above all flexible answers must be sought to questions of transportation or disposal. This edition, edited by Dietmar Offenhuber and Carlo Ratti, shows how Big Data change reality and, hence, the way we deal with the city. It discusses the impact of real-time data on architecture and urban planning, using examples developed in the SENSEable City Lab. They demonstrate how the Lab interprets digital data as material that can be used for the formulation of a different urban future. It also looks at the negative aspects of the city-related data acquisition and control. The authors address issues with which urban planning disciplines will work intensively in the future: questions that not only radically and critically review, but also change fundamentally, the existing tasks and how the professions view their own roles.

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Anonimízate. Manual de defensa electrónica. / Anonymise Yourself. Electronic Self-Defence Handbook

This issue offers a set of recommendations, tools, and practices to preserve our sense of privacy in the post-Snowden world.
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Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where e…
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CONNECTING CITIES: InVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015. Call For Proposals - Medialab-Prado Madrid

CONNECTING CITIES: InVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015. Call For Proposals - Medialab-Prado Madrid | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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UrbanIxD: Towards City Making - Media Architecture Biennale 2014

UrbanIxD: Towards City Making - Media Architecture Biennale 2014 | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Urban Interaction Design: Towards City Making is an exploration of an emerging trend, closely related to the MAB14: the swift technologisation of everyday life in cities around the world. The result of this exploration is a colorful text about a phenomenon with many faces, where mobile and networked technologies blend with traditional urban theories and practices. It was created collaboratively by a …
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Projects

Projects | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The MIT Civic Data Design Lab works with data to understand it for public
good. We seek to develop alternative practices which can make the work we
do with data and images richer, smarter, more relevant, and more responsive
to the needs and interests of citizens traditionally on the margins of
policy development.
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On the cultural ideology of Big Data

On the cultural ideology of Big Data | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

As the name suggests, Big Data is about size. Many proponents of Big Data claim that massive databases can reveal a whole new set of truths because of the unprecedented quantity of information they contain. But the big in Big Data is also used to denote a qualitative difference — that aggregating a certain amount of information makes data pass over into Big Data, a “revolution in knowledge,” to use a phrase thrown around by startups and mass-market social-science books. Operating beyond normal science’s simple accumulation of more information, Big Data is touted as a different sort of knowledge altogether, an Enlightenment for social life reckoned at the scale of masses.

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The stupefying smart city | Articles | LSE Cities

LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the...
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Cultura libre y peer production: La era maker

Cultura libre y peer production: La era maker | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
La fabricación digital, como práctica abierta de producción entre iguales, genera una disrupción en el modelo productivo industrial tradicional al liberar diseños y medios de producción posibilitando a cualquier persona en cualquier parte del mundo formar parte de estos procesos de generación de valor económico.Es la aplicación de los principios de la cultura libre a la peer production lo que activa la destilación de todo su poder transformador y el despliege de su potencia disruptiva en la form
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City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future

City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism.
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