Pronunciation: \ mē-dē-ə ˈər-bən ˈspās \
Function: noun + adjective + noun
Etymology: media a technique (as the combining of sound, video, and text) for expressing ideas (as in communication, entertainment, or art) in which several media are employed; also : something (as software) using or facilitating such a technique , uban Latin urbanus, from urbs city and space Middle English, from Anglo-French espace, space, from Latin spatium area, room, interval of space or time
1: “Architecture is all about boundaries and transitions and their intersection with human and social practice.(…)“
Urban space is a term that has a lot of definitions, in terms of how each one of us defines it and lives in it. We relate or give meaning to space depending on our interaction with it.
The re-definition of Urban Space by Media is producing a unique mode of social experience. The formation of the modern city is linked to the development of technologies, generating a new connection for evaluating contemporary developments, such as digital networks and digital architecture, web cams and public screens, surveillance society and reality television.
Urban computing, such as WiFi or cell phone signals, or mobile locating services, creates a new layer of infrastructure, added in the urban space. “New technologies cause people to re-encounter spaces.“ With this simultaneous layering we are clearly creating a physical and not a virtual infrastructure on urban space, that should be thought as one with the existing physical structure of space.
Now there is a new way of understanding public and private space and social life in contemporary cities.
(maria papaloizou, 09/12/07)
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