This dilution of spontaneous social contact is also made strikingly clear by the observation that the probability of children today randomly chancing upon others of the same age for games on the street is usually so low that they have to find other forms of meeting and playing together. They make their arrangements on the telephone_Thomas Sieverts

…another fluid, liquid, digital sensibility. Airstrips, information centers, public performance spaces, internet and world wide web access all point to a redefinition of received ideas about parks, nature, and recreation, in a 21st century setting where everything is “urban”, even in the middle of the wilderness_Bernard Tschumi

In fact, many central areas have no land resources left for recreational purposes. This problem is expected to become more serious in the future as the population increases and its demand for such activities multiplies along with increases in income, mobility, and leisure time_

Homogenization of landscape, built landscape, promotes a single type of urban cell that is designed to accomodate homogenized labour and capital_

How can we urbanize open-source?_

Previous stages ofthe industrial revolution introduced machine-made consumer goods and then machine-made machines, but now we find ourselves confronted with machine-made raw materials and foodstuffs—in short, machine-made nature and machine-made culture_Antonio Negri

Each person exists in a different Action Space_Thomas Sieverts

In general, however, it would be more accurate to conceive the model as striving toward a
continual interactivity or rapid communication between production and consumption_
Antonio Negri

“Ambient informatics” refers not so much to that technical substrate or installed infrastructure but to the condition it will give rise to in use. In my book, I defined ambient informatics as “a state in which information is freely available at the point in space and time someone requires it, generally to support a specific decision. Maybe it’s easiest simply to describe it as information detached from the Web’s creaky armature of pages, sites, feeds, and browsers, and set free instead in the wider world to be accessed when, how, and where you want it: persistently and effortlessly available, just there, like the air_Adam Greenfield

“Read/write urbanism” is, frankly, jargon, but it’s a pretty neat piece of jargon. It’s a way of describing what is novel about urban life under the condition of ambient informatics, the idea that the city’s users are no longer bound to experience passively the territory through which they move but have been empowered to inscribe their subjectivities in the city itself...that those subjectivities can be anchored in place and responded to by those who come after. So your passage through, your use of, or your investment in this place leaves a tangible informational trace, which can either be gathered up and acted upon individually in the aggregate_Mark Sheppard

Immaterial labor immediately involves social interaction and cooperation. In other words, the cooperative aspect of immaterial labor is not imposed or organized from the outside, as it was in previous forms of labor, but rather, cooperation is completely immanent to the laboring activity itself_Antonio Negri

The Modernist notion that new physical structures would yield new patterns of socialization has exhausted its run, failing by virtue of trying to contain the dynamic multiplicity of urban processes within a fixed, rigid, spatial frame that neither derived from nor redirected any of the processes moving through it. This emphasis on urban processes is not meant to exclude spatial form but rather seeks to construct a dialectical understanding of how it relates to the processes that flow through, manifest, and sustain it_James Corner

Infrastructure networks provide the distribution grids and topological connections that link systems and practices of production with systems and practices of consumption. They unevenly bind spaces together across cities, regions, nations and international boundaries whilst helping also to define the material and social dynamics, and divisions, within and between urban spaces
_Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin

The recent fas­cination with building envelopes consisting of large-scale program­mable urban screens or corporate lobbies outfitted with so-called interactive architecture highlights the dilemma. What opportunities lie beyond the architectural surface as confectionary spectacle or the interior vestibule as glorified automatic door opener?_Mark Sheppard

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