Lab: 4-4:30pm: Making Center Tour with Mick Hondlik: meet @ Tool Checkout
Discussion: Predecessors to Smart Cities
- Shannon Mattern, “Of Mud, Media and the Metropolis: Aggregating Histories of Writing and Urbanization,” Cultural Politics 12:3 (Fall 2016): 310-31.
- Malcolm McCullough, “Ambient” and “Information” in Ambient Commons: Attention in the Age of Embodied Information (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2013): 7-45.
- Skim Shannon Mattern, “Indexing the World of Tomorrow,” Places Journal (February 2016).
- “Urbanizing Military Information Technology: Interview with Jennifer Light,” New Geographies 38 (Spring/Summer 2014): 139-47.
- Excerpt from Orit Halpern, Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason Since 1945 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014): 110-22.
- Keller Easterling, “Zone: The Spatial Softwares of Extrastatecraft,” Places Journal (June 2012).
- Browse through the Parsons Making Center Resources.
- Cambridge’s Centre for Urban Conflicts Research.
- John de Boer, “Resilience and the Fragile City,” Our World (August 25, 2015).
- Keller Easterling, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (New York: Verso, 2014).
- “Indexical Landscapes” Symposium, ArtCenter College of Design, October 2016.
- Jennifer Light, From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).
- Jesse LeCavalier, The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016).
- Clare Lyster, Learning from Logistics: How Networks Change our Cities (Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016).
- Ned Rossiter, Software, Infrastructure, Labor: A Media Theory of Logistical Nightmares (New York: Routledge, 2016).
- Anthony Townsend, “The $100 Billion Jackpot,” “Cybernetics Redux,” “Cities of Tomorrow” in Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia (New York: Norton, 2013): 19-114.
Alternative Unknowns Lab: using the Extrapolation Factory’s Alternative Unknowns method, we’ll model a smart-city disaster scenario: what “old school” intelligences would we have to rely on if our smart city suffered a massive, long-term power outage?
Photo : A 1930s advertisement for the Rand Numeric System highlighted its use by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. [Hagley Museum]