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I’ll be at the National University of Ireland, in County Kildare, this coming week, for the “Code and the City” workshop. I’m super-honored to have been invited to take part in a conversation with folks I admire so greatly. We begin at 10am on Wednesday 9/3 and wrap up at 5pm on Thursday 9/4.

September 3

10.00-10.30: Welcome, opening talk by Rob Kitchin

10.30-12.30: Session 1: Automation / Algorithms

“Cities in Code: How Software Repositories Express Urban Life”
Adrian Mackenzie, Sociology, Lancaster University

“Autonomy and Automation in the Coded City”
Sam Kinsley, Geography, University of Exeter

“Interfacing Urban Intelligence”
Shannon Mattern, Media Studies, New School NY

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Session 2: Abstraction and Urbanization

“Encountering the City at Hackathons”
Sophia Maalsen and Sung-Yueh Perng, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

“Disclosing Disaster? A Study of Ethics, Praxeology and Phenomenology in a Mobile World”
Monika Büscher, With Michael Liegl, Katrina Petersen, Mobilities.Lab, Lancaster University, UK

“Riot’s Ratio, on the Genealogy of Agent-Based Modeling and the Cities of Civil War”
Matthew Fuller and Graham Harwood, Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths

15.30-16.00: coffee break

16.00-18.00: Session 3: Social and Locative Media

“Digital Social Interactions in the City: Reflecting on Location-Based Social Media”
Luigina Ciolfi, Human-Centred Computing, Sheffield Hallam University

“A Window, a Message, or a Medium? Learning About Cities from Instagram”
Lev Manovich, Computer Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

“Feeling Place in the City: Strange Ontologies, Foursquare and Location-Based Social Media”
Leighton Evans, National University of Ireland Maynooth

“Mobility in the Actually Existing Smart City: Developing a Multilayered Model for the Mobile Computing Dispositif”
Jim Merricks White, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

September 4

9.30 tea/coffee

10.00-12.00: Session 4: Knowledge Classification and Ontology

“Cities and Context: The Codification of Small Areas through Geodemographic Classification”
Alex Singleton, Geography, University of Liverpool

“The City and the Feudal Internet: Examining Institutional Materialities”
Paul Dourish, Informatics, UC Irvine

“From Jerusalem to Kansas City: New Geopolitics and the Semantic Web”
Heather Ford and Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

12.00-13.00: lunch

13.00-15.00: Session 5: Governance

“From Community Access to Community Calculation: Exploring Alternative Urban Governance Through Code”
Alison Powell, Media & Communications, LSE

“Code and the Socio-Spatial Stratification of the City”
Agnieszka Leszczynski, Geography, University of Birmingham

“The Cryptographic City”
David M. Berry, Media & Communication, University of Sussex

15.00-15.30: coffee break

15.30-17.00: Session 6 – discussion/wrap up

 

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