The fourth MediaCity conference reflected on pluralities and globalities, on MediaCities everywhere.
What new lines of inquiry and emergent relations between urbanity and digital media are found in non-Western cities, in post-Capitalist cities, in cities hosting civic turbulence or crossing international boundaries? What urban-medial relations are taking shape differently in urban milieux that may have been heretofore overlooked? These cities are deserving of more attention than ever before, as sites of population growth, of new cultural and social formations, of new entanglements between urban life and contemporary media, communications and information technologies, and more. MEDIACITIES expanded our understanding of both media and the city today, and to articulate new sites of practice and working methods for an expanding field.
This fourth MediaCity conference inaugurated its transition from the EU funded MEDIACITY project at the Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar to a roving event taking place every two years in different cities around the world.
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Architecture and Situated Technologies Symposium
A symposium bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore the emerging role of “situated” technologies in the design and inhabitation of the contemporary city.
Reflexive Architecture Machines
An exhibition of student and faculty research work in responsive materials.
Toward the Sentient City Exhibition
An exhibition critically exploring the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture and urban space.