Papers/Thesis

New Paper: An Internet of Old Things as an Augmented Memory System

Spinger have published, in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, a paper by Ralph Barthel, Kerstin Leder Mackley, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Angelina Karpovich, Martin de Jode and Chris Speed based around our TOTeM/Internet of Things work. Entitled, An Internet of Old Things as an Augmented Memory System, the full abstract and download link are below:AbstractThe interdisciplinary Tales of Things and electronic Memory…

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Digital Urban – The Visual City Working Paper

We have a new working paper out entitled ‘Digital Urban – The Visual City’, hopefully worth a read… Nothing in the city is experienced by itself for a city’s perspicacity is the sum of its surroundings. To paraphrase Lynch (1960), at every instant, there is more than we can see…

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Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access

We are on the verge of what many are calling the “second information revolution,” based on ubiquitous access to both computing and information. Handheld communication devices will become portable and even wearable remote control devices for both the social and physical worlds. At the same time, access to information will…

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Digital Urban Journal (?)

As technology moves at an ever increasing pace traditional paper based academic journals are failing to keep up. With over a 12 month waiting time to be published in the best journals, such as Environment and Planning B which is based here in CASA, by the time the paper comes…

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Urban Simulacra London Paper

Recently we published the article ‘Urban Simulacra London’ in Architectual Design – Sensing the 21st-Century City: Close up and Remote. As the digital revolution deepens and pervades every aspect of daily life, virtual realities begin to penetrate one another in a multiplicity of ways. The amount of sensing data being…

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The CASA Book of GIS

We forgot to mention it on this blog before now but for those interested there is The CASA book of GIS which describes cutting-edge developments in GIS applications at University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). Drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote…

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Digital Urban – The PhD Thesis

The complete thesis behind Digital Urban is now available online, providing an insight and working examples of the research and background behind the posts on the Digital Urban Blog.. Planning is about communication, the communication of space and place in relation to built form. The advent of digital networks provides…

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Google Earth/Digi Urban in Nature

Declan Butler has written a couple of good write ups of Google Earth and Digital Globes in Nature this month. The online news version kindly mentions this blog although sadly gets the URL wrong – its a good article though – the printed version of Nature goes into more depth…

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