Digital urban planning

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In Future Histories Lizzie O’Shea is using urban planning as an analogy for thinking about how we could design our digital spaces. Riffing off Freud’s thoughts about the mind as a city, and Jane Jacobs’s work on cities and planning.

I’m liking this, I was thinking about it recently, with an online presence being like a person’s home on the web. Taking it up a layer you think about digital urban planning, how these homes (and other things) fit together to make a city. I like it as a frame. (Probably because I’ve been living in a big city the last 10 years.)

1 The vulgar and the strange (web)

2 BlogosphereAsACity

If you think of the web as an analogue of the city environment in which we live, at present the urban master plan is imposed by Facebook , Instagram, Medium, Twitter and all the other social networks: the buildings must be of a certain height, with a predetermined number of windows per facade, and the colors that can be used are reduced to a minimum.

Giardini digitali: come creare un blog davvero personale

3 Backlinks

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