The Medium is the Metropolis

The age of ubiquitous computation is condensing around us even as you read this.  The various systems throughout a modern city that you probably interact with everyday are beginning to maintain persistent memories of their own use, communicate with each other about their status, and even reconfigure themselves based on your dynamic needs.

In the same way that social networks and digital representation have had profound consequences on the cultures of print, music, and video, so too will the urban fabric of the city itself be transformed into an information layered, collaboratively shapable medium.


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  2. [...] sert à optimiser les trafics, les relations, les commerces… Aujourd’hui, la Metropolis (c’est-à-dire la métropole que sont devenus chacune de nos villes) devient le médium, le réseau : “la ville est devenue un métabolisme [...]

  3. [...] sert à optimiser les trafics, les relations, les commerces… Aujourd’hui, la Metropolis (c’est-à-dire la métropole que sont devenus chacune de nos villes) devient le médium, le réseau : “la ville est devenue un métabolisme [...]

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