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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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Mediacity | MEDIA CITY 5 International Conference and Exhibition 1st – 3rd May 2015 Plymouth, UK

Mediacity | MEDIA CITY 5 International Conference and Exhibition 1st – 3rd May 2015 Plymouth, UK | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Putting big data in its place: a Regional Studies and Regional Science perspective

Putting big data in its place: a Regional Studies and Regional Science perspective | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
(2015). Putting big data in its place: a Regional Studies and Regional Science perspective. Regional Studies, Regional Science: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2014.990678
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The difference between a "Smart" city and an intelligent community

The difference between a "Smart" city and an intelligent community | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

Louis Zacharilla is the Co-Founder – ICF - Intelligent Community Forum.He helped found the Intelligent Community movement. He is the developer of the Top7 and Intelligent Community of the Year Awards programs and guides the strategy for the New York-based think tank's programs.

 

Mr. Zacharilla oversees the development of institutes for the Intelligent Community Forum. He has spoken at the Nobel Peace Prize, the first conference on Smart Cities in North Africa & at Harvard.

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Can politics keep up with the rise of high-tech cities?

Can politics keep up with the rise of high-tech cities? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Follow Stephen Goldsmith and Keller Easterling through the city of the future to find out who benefits from reprogramming our surroundings
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'The Cloud' and Other Dangerous Metaphors

'The Cloud' and Other Dangerous Metaphors | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Contemporary ideas about data and privacy are tied up inextricably with language choices.
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Una smart city sin magia « La Ciudad Viva

Una smart city sin magia « La Ciudad Viva | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

Es fácil encontrar relatos de la ciudad inteligente formulados en un futuro que está por llegar y para el cuál harán falta desarrollar y desplegar tecnologías a caballo entre la magia y la épica. Infraestructuras, dispositivos, big data, redes móviles y centros de control se alinearán para crear entornos urbanos seguros, previsibles y estables en los que la tecnología, se dice, funcionará de manera disipada, automática y en tiempo real sin que la ciudadanía tenga que preocuparse. Al fin y al cabo, todo será eficiente y conveniente en un futuro próximo.

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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A), Universita' degli Studi di 'Tor Vergata', Roma
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Open Data Is Finally Making A Dent In Cities

Open Data Is Finally Making A Dent In Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Open data can find your dog, make your commute more efficient, and make government more transparentif cities will let it.
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The Emerging Science of Human-Data Interaction

The Emerging Science of Human-Data Interaction | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with personal data is creating an entirely new field of scientific study, say computer scientists. And this requires a much more powerful ethics-based infrastructure.
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On Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and other brainy matters

On Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and other brainy matters | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Int the Smart City current debate, Emotional intelligence has to be our weapon and our main strategy. Better than Intelligent/Smart cities, let ́s create Emotionally Intelligent cities.
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Smart cities are coming–here’s what they will know about us | Quartz

Smart cities are coming–here’s what they will know about us | Quartz | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Smart cities are coming–and they want to make your life more balanced. With community infrastructure becoming replete with sensors, daily decisions will soon be based on data, creating harmony with the people in your community and making sustainability natural.

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This will be a real game changer in how we inhabit our cities.

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Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards

Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards
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Is innovative Urban Furniture only Wi-Fi connection?

Is innovative Urban Furniture only Wi-Fi connection? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The Washington Post ventures in the streets of the United States, to check out what it is going on as for "smart urban furniture": nothing new under the sun, the Post lists the smart benches we already know, the Singapore Gardens by the Bay Supertrees, and the upcoming NYC Wi-Fi Pillars...
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Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map | WIRED

Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map | WIRED | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Autonomous cars will require maps that differ in several important ways from the maps we use today for turn-by-turn directions.
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New Journal: Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

New Journal: Citizen Science: Theory and Practice | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
“Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Ubiquity Press on behalf of the Citizen Science Association. It focuses on advancing the field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners – scientists, information technologists, conservation biologists, community health organizers, educators, evaluators, urban planners, and more […]
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Smart cities en la sociedad conectada

Smart cities en la sociedad conectada | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

En pocas semanas tendrá lugar el encuentro Laboratorios de innovación urbana Agora 2015 en Donostia-San Sebastián (Centro Carlos Santamaría, en el campus de la Universidad del País Vasco UPV-EHU), exactamente los días 12 y 13 de febrero. Me han encargado preparar la conferencia plenaria del bloque dedicado al entorno digital, que debería alimentar el trabajo posterior en el taller. 

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The image of the algorithmic city: a research approach

The image of the algorithmic city: a research approach | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A), Universita' degli Studi di 'Tor Vergata', Roma
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Nicholas Carr: 'Are we becoming too reliant on computers?'

Nicholas Carr: 'Are we becoming too reliant on computers?' | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The must subtle of our human skills remains well beyond the reach of programmers, but we must be wary of surrendering too much power to machines, writes Nicholas Carr
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Crowdsourcing urban sustainability. Data, people and technologies in participatory governance | Earth System Governance

Crowdsourcing urban sustainability. Data, people and technologies in participatory governance | Earth System Governance | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control | transmediale

Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control | transmediale | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology.
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Ética y tecnología: haciendo preguntas

Ética y tecnología: haciendo preguntas | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it

Recapitulando algunas lecturas he releído un buen texto de Michael Sacasas, Do artifacts have ethics? Como reminiscencia del influyente texto de Langdon Winner, Do artifacts have politics?, Sacasas plantea un listado de preguntas a hacerse desde un punto de vista ético respecto al diseño y el despliegue tecnológico.

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