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Imagining the City: The Cultural Dimensions of Urban Computing

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2 Author(s)
Williams, A. ; California Univ., Irvine, CA ; Dourish, P.

Much urban computing research focuses on cities as generic settings and containers of action. However, cities can also be viewed as products of historically and culturally situated practices and flows. When we view urban areas in this context, rather than as collections of people and buildings, infrastructure and practice are closely entwined. The emergence of urban computing as a topic within pervasive computing research is fascinating and important. Cities are complex social ecosystems, and this complexity makes them a rich site for understanding how pervasive computing technologies can be put to use and brought to life

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Computer  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 9 )