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Unplugging the City The Urban Phenomenon and its Sociotechnical Controversies

Unplugging the City: The Urban Phenomenon and its Sociotechnical Controversies proposes aconceptual and methodological framework for analyzing certain urban phenomena as a technological assemblage. It demonstrates, through multiple case studies, the sociotechnical complexities involved in the stabilization and disruption of urban technological arrangements. Examples range from the urban phantasmagorias portrayed in science-fiction movies to the urban proposals of Brasilia and Masdar, from the book of bike-sharing systems to pervasive global surveillance systems.

Title
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDuarte F., Firmino R.
Number of Pages162
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon
ISBN978-0367331795
Abstract

Unplugging the City: The Urban Phenomenon and its Sociotechnical Controversies proposes aconceptual and methodological framework for analyzing certain urban phenomena as a technological assemblage. It demonstrates, through multiple case studies, the sociotechnical complexities involved in the stabilization and disruption of urban technological arrangements. Examples range from the urban phantasmagorias portrayed in science-fiction movies to the urban proposals of Brasilia and Masdar, from the book of bike-sharing systems to pervasive global surveillance systems.