Marc Böhlen and Hans Frei (eds.): Situated Technologies Pamphlet 6: MicroPublicPlaces (2010)

5 November 2010, dusan

In response to two strong global vectors: the rise of pervasive information technologies and the privatization of the public sphere, Marc Böhlen and Hans Frei propose hybrid architectural programs called Micro Public Places (MMPs). MPPs combine insights from ambient intelligence, human computing, architecture, social engineering and urbanism to initiate ways to re- animate public life in contemporary societies. They offer access to things that are or should be available to all: air, water, medicine, books, etc. and combine machine learning procedures with subjective human intuition to make the public realm a contested space again.

Series Editors: Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz, Mark Shepard
Publisher: The Architectural League of New York


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