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URBAN ASSEMBLAGE: THE CITY AS ARCHITECTURE, MEDIA, AI AND BIG DATA. University of Hertfordshire, London

URBAN ASSEMBLAGE: THE CITY AS ARCHITECTURE, MEDIA, AI AND BIG DATA.  University of Hertfordshire, London

Today, the city is a technologically infused entity premised on a plethora

of digital phenomena including the Internet of Things, ubiquitous

computing, computer-led infrastructure, big data and AI. It is also a

place designed, envisaged and increasingly built through data-based

digital architecture, planning and construction. The result is a series

of complex interactions of people, place and data, and the establishment

of the 'digital city', 'smart buildings' and 'intelligent' urbanism.

This scenario informs the creative industries in a multitude of ways. A

plethora of films in recent decades have built on the imagery it offers:

The Matrix, Ex Machina, Her, Minority Report to name but a few. In the

arts, data is increasingly used as both a tool and motive for artworks.

David McCandless' founding of the platform Information Is Beautiful, and

Aaron Koblin's establishment of Google's Data Arts Team are typical

examples. Landscape and projection artists use the digital recalibration

of data into imagery to create spaces and representations of our cities

daily.

Today then, the potential for technology and data to alter how we

design, live and experience our cities is obvious and everywhere.

However, there are concerns. Cambridge Analytica is the most obvious

example in the political realm. Other examples include GIS, Google Maps

and Facebook. They all offer interconnected information on urban habits

and people's personal lives and have been repeatedly connected to the

misuse of data.

This conference seeks to explore these and related issues from a variety

of discipline perspectives.

Submit an abstract: https://architecturemps.com/london-hatfield/



Place: London / Virtual


Organisers: University of Hertfordshire


Dates: 28-30 June, 2021


Abstracts: 01 December, 2020


https://architecturemps.com/london-hatfield/



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