Research into how information technologies affects cities. Based in the idea of city as a way of organizing information.
Blog analysing broadband saturation in Seoule : http://urban.blogs.com/seoul/
Wireless cities : http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/001655.html
- This view of cities as information processors (people agregate and swap stories) is really a notion of city as market (See also MarketsAreConversations)
- The project claims to research how to make the city more economically productive by improving information facilities for creative workers. (See also CreativeClass)
- Mobile phones make commute time more productive. (See also SmartMobs)
- HowardRheingold on cities, swarms and cell-phones: the birth of urban infomatics : http://www.thefeature.com/article?articleid=100066
- But if cities are designed to take advantage of personal, mobile communication devices, may raise a problem of the DigitalDivide. For example, since watches became popular personal devics, it's harder to find a public clock. Working pay-phones are also becoming scarce in many places as the mobile-phone becomes more ubiquitous.