Category Archives: Spring 2015

Material from the Spring 2015 semester

commute – Cities as cultural centers

The British museum is one of the many museum of London. On top of being free (for most of it’s galleries) it is a daily reminder that cities are cultural and historical hubs. Cities have always played an important role

commute – Cities as cultural centers

The British museum is one of the many museum of London. On top of being free (for most of it’s galleries) it is a daily reminder that cities are cultural and historical hubs. Cities have always played an important role

How we use apps to connect with the city

Today, smartphone apps are part of our daily routine and change the way we interact with our environment. Here are a few examples on how the information and data provided by these app can influence the way we perceive the

How we use apps to connect with the city

Today, smartphone apps are part of our daily routine and change the way we interact with our environment. Here are a few examples on how the information and data provided by these app can influence the way we perceive the

Geo-located social media/ apps

Today, we are in a ‘perfect storm’ of technological innovation. There is a rapid growth of mobile applications, including location-based ones (eg. Foursquare, Instagram, etc). Data have become the new infrastructure in cities. Indeed, the way people experience the city is

Geo-located social media/ apps

Today, we are in a ‘perfect storm’ of technological innovation. There is a rapid growth of mobile applications, including location-based ones (eg. Foursquare, Instagram, etc). Data have become the new infrastructure in cities. Indeed, the way people experience the city is

Surveillance

For this field work assignment we walked around areas near UCL and looked at London as a smart city in terms of surveillance, taking note of CCTV cameras in the area. We always knew that London had a lot of security

Surveillance

For this field work assignment we walked around areas near UCL and looked at London as a smart city in terms of surveillance, taking note of CCTV cameras in the area. We always knew that London had a lot of security

Midnight rant: Oh the humanity!

I can’t really think of a suitable title and you’ll have to pardon my horrendous drawing. This was a scene I saw on the 14th of March right outside the McDonald’s next to Chancery Lane Tube Station. As a third

Midnight rant: Oh the humanity!

I can’t really think of a suitable title and you’ll have to pardon my horrendous drawing. This was a scene I saw on the 14th of March right outside the McDonald’s next to Chancery Lane Tube Station. As a third

Spaces in Camden

Camden is a good place to observe how public spaces are used and how it attracts people. We started exploring Camden Market and places around the market on Sunday from 3-5pm. It was the busiest time of the week, which

Spaces in Camden

Camden is a good place to observe how public spaces are used and how it attracts people. We started exploring Camden Market and places around the market on Sunday from 3-5pm. It was the busiest time of the week, which

Diversity at the British Museum

With the aim of studying diversity and the use of space, we headed to the British Museum, which is considered to be public but, as expected, it isn’t used as such, as not everyone goes to it. The people that

Diversity at the British Museum

With the aim of studying diversity and the use of space, we headed to the British Museum, which is considered to be public but, as expected, it isn’t used as such, as not everyone goes to it. The people that