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Publisherdpr-barcelona2012
First published in English as “Four Regimes of Entropy: For an Ecology of Genetics and Biomorphic Media Theory”, Fibreculture #17: Unnatural ecologies, special issue on media ecology. 2011. Vivimos en red. En los últimos años hemos visto y participado maravillados en la construcción de una “network society”. Un proceso de urbanización digital de la aldea global revelada por McLuhan. La imagen de rizoma asociada al trabajo en redes digitales y a la nueva forma de producción e intercambio de conocimiento ha alimentado el entusiasmo de los activistas y académicos de los nuevos media. De aquí a entender esta red como una suerte ...
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Publisherdpr-barcelona2013
Have you ever wondered how one can get up in the middle of the night and move in a pitch-dark room? What makes such nightly excursions possible is the development of a mental image of one’s home that tightly corresponds to the surrounding physical space. But what if one could transfer this awareness from the domestic to the urban sphere? We might then be able to navigate the city with the same confidence that characterizes our domestic movements. While checking-in, liking, sharing and going through Augmented Reality experiences we might be unconsciously contributing to the construction of a nomadic, collective awareness. Simone ...
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Publisherdpr-barcelona2014
This essay looks at the case of Collective Towns in Iraqi Kurdistan as an example of how State interventions on the ground are often instruments utilised to implement broader political plans. Throughout the 1970s and the 1980s the Iraqi government made full use of spatial planning as a constitutive part of the strategy of “dealing with the Kurdish problem”. Recchia’s argument is that the Ba’ath regime adopted urban planning and space design as social engineering devices in its larger scheme of shaping society into a more homogenous and simplified form. The Iraqi government used the combination of ethnopolitics and a centralised ideology ...
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Publisherdpr-barcelona2016
DRONE is the first issue to be published from the Unmanned, Architecture and Security Series research project and publication series. Drones are unmanned vehicles [UAV]. They are either remotely controlled or, increasingly, autonomously following a pre-programmed mission. Initially, they were developed for use in conflict situations, but the technology also lends itself to a variety of civic purposes, from urban surveillance to monitoring agricultural fields and poaching. UAVs can transport objects, from bombs to books and pizza boxes. In conflict situations they can be used for targeting and killing individuals, but also for providing medical assistance. Drones are cheap to produce and have ...
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The e-book series The Emancipatory Space is a collection of writings that intends to challenge conventional relations between politics, economy, law and architecture. As in Rancière’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster, the authors in this series propose ideas outside their academic framework, often ideas subjected to slow and restrictive publishing regimes. With this emancipatory attitude, attempting to decolonize the mind from learned frameworks, instruction becomes freedom: something which is not taught but claims to be taken. In the Emancipatory Space, equality is not an end… it is the very starting point.
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Domenico di Siena propone conectarnos a la ciudad desde el interior del urbanita. Un acercamiento al fenómeno urbano a partir de las percepciones de un ciudadano cada vez mejor conectado en red pero domésticamente aislado. El crecimiento de una población joven y preparada pero que se encuentra con un horizonte diferente para el que la habían programado. Sin embargo, la interacción físico-digital del espacio también revela nuevos espacios de intercambio, fenómenos replicables en otras ciudades situadas a miles de kilómetros de distancia, basados en la identificación con gestos e intereses cotidianos, que provocan que el ciudadano se aventure conectado a explorar ...
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The Synapse e-book series starts to articulate the intellectual fabric to support the entropiq IQ research project. It is a forum of reflection near the limits and boundaries of the knowledge of cities, information, technology, art, biology and philosophy. The Synapse series, in digital-pamphlet format, is available for Kindle and ePub. These texts explore the work of thinkers and doers, articulated through simple, charged questions emerging through emails, tweets and conversations. Natural systems have evolved from a powerful combination of information and matter, activated by energy inputs. These systems have resilient capacities that allow them to coexist and evolve in conjunction ...
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Publisherdpr-barcelona2015
The Adhocracy READER, an e-Book that unfolds the issues that widens up and deepen the theoretical, historical and empirical theme of the exhibition Adhocracy ATHENS. The publication also tries to get rid from the assumption of what a catalog should be. It does not collect or list exhibited projects; but the ideas and texts which have inspired both the curators and practitioners of the selected projects. Adhocracy is a philosophy of action characterized by creative, flexible, purposeful attitude. Unlike bureaucracy and its fixed schemes, Adhocracy is adjustable to different challenges and situations. Adhocracy uses available systems in unimagined ways to face ...
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Beirut is a multi-layered, dynamic and extremely contested city, which boomed in the early twentieth century to become one of the region’s complex urban environments where both memorabilia of the war and the resistance to neoliberal regeneration defy the oblivion of the past and the future. A couple of decades after the bloody civil war which broke the city in two along a harsh line, the neighborhoods of Beirut still find themselves highly segregated, usually based on residents’ socioeconomic status, and quite often dominated by religious or political ‘enthusiasts’ place-politics, securitizing the streets and signifying their presence with localities, photos ...
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Publisherdpr-barcelona2016
La serie de televisión The Wire, del productor David Simon fue emitida por la cadena HBO entre 2002 y 2008. Esta ficción televisiva ha sido aclamada como la mejor serie de televisión de la historia y ha marcado a productores, directores y actores; pero también a toda una generación de arquitectos y urbanistas interesados en la socio-política, la economía y la cultura urbanas, utilizando la ciudad estadounidense de Baltimore como marco de acción. En su ensayo The Wire, el filósofo esloveno Slavoj Žižek presenta un retrato de la cultura urbana contemporánea a través de la disección de cada una de las ...
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Publisherdpr-barcelona2017
Trading Places rethinks, develops, and tests design-driven practices and methods to engage with participation in public space and public issues. With this book we aim to help art and design researchers, students, practitioners, and the multiple stakeholders they collaborate with, to explore what participatory ways of working in our contemporary urban environment entail. Six approaches are discussed: intervention, performative mapping, play, data mining, modelling in dialogue, and curating. Each approach offers a different kind of logic and produces a different type of knowledge. Trading Places invites the reader to discover common ground, explore new territories, and exchange points of view ...
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In this title, Aristide Antonas approaches the city through its exceptional moments —investigating urbanity through alegal, unaccounted incidents that take place in various locations of a city—. It does not constitute an attempt to highlight the accidental event, as if it would emerge from a neutral backdrop of urban uniformity. It does not seek the exception by renouncing the rule, but instead organizes the exception as a function of the rule. We should not then see the neutrality of urban scenery as a symptom demonstrated by the city while its civil character supposedly becomes more and more inauthentic; neutrality is ...

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