Digital Media Research Seminar: Programming Environments: Politics and Practices of Urban Sensing by Jennifer Gabrys :: August 23, 2012; 2:00 - 4:00 pm :: EB2.21, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere, Australia.
Urban sensing technologies are an increasing feature of urban design and media design. From “Senseable” to “Sentient” cities, as well as numerous projects that deploy mobile and embedded sensors to monitor everything from air pollution to traffic patterns, urban processes are now unfolding through wireless sensor technologies. This paper will focus on a particular aspect of urban sensing projects, namely those actual and speculative proposals that suggest wireless sensing technologies are a way to achieve more sustainable and efficient cities. Continue reading