Digital Futures and the City of Today (Book)
New Technologies and Physical Spaces
In the contemporary city, the physical infrastructure and sensorial experiences of two millennia are now interwoven within an invisible digital matrix. This matrix alters human perceptions of the city, informs our behaviour, and increasingly influences the urban designs we ultimately inhabit.
In the contemporary city, the physical infrastructure and sensorial experiences of two millennia are now inter-woven within an invisible digital matrix. This matrix alters human perceptions of the city, informs our behaviour and increasingly influences the urban designs we ultimately inhabit. Digital Futures and the City of Today cuts through these issues to analyse the work of architects, designers, media specialists and a growing number of community activists, laying out a multi-faceted view of the complex integrated phenomenon of the contemporary city. Split into three sections, the book interrogates the concept of the 'smart' city, examines innovative digital projects from around the world, documents experimental visions for the future, and describes projects that engage local communities in the design process.
Edward M. Clift is president of Brooks Institute in Ventura, California.
Glenda Amayo Caldwell is a researcher in the Urban Informatics Research Lab and a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology.
Foreword by Michael Grabowski
Chapter 1: The Multisensory Film Experience, Experiential Film Aesthetics, Cinema and the Senses
Chapter 2: The Vestibular in Film: Orientation and Balance in Gus Van Sant’s Cinema of Walking
Chapter 3: Nociception in Film: A Cinematic Account of Ki-Duk Kim’s Aesthetics of Pain
Chapter 4: Thermoception in Film: Knut Erik Jensen’s Experiential Aesthetics of Cold
Chapter 5: Conclusion