Reading List

List Creator

Sergio Bermeo

Universidad Central del Ecuador

doctoral degree

Artificial City, it is my doctoral reserch


  • Online

    Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards

    Places Journal

    The world’s most ambitious “smart city” project is here. Should we worry that New York City is becoming an experimental lab?

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    Public In/Formation

    Places Journal

    Now more than ever, we need to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange. Librarians and archivists should be involved in curating urban data.

  • Online

    Cloud and Field

    Places Journal

    On the resurgence of “field guides” in a networked age. We’ve moved from birding to dronewatching, from natural history to dark ecology. But are we still looking through colonialist binoculars?

  • Online

    Interfacing Urban Intelligence

    Places Journal

    As we build so-called “smart” cities, we need to consider the point of engagement where citizens interface with the city’s operating system.

  • Online

    Smart Cities

    Places Journal

    What if the smart cities of the future are chock full of bugs?

  • Online

    Who’s Your Data?

    Places Journal

    A city is not a BMW. You can’t drive it without knowing how it works.

  • Online

    Occupying Wall Street: Spaces of Political Action

    Places Journal

    A survey of the physical places and virtual spaces of Occupy Wall Street, the hypercity built of granite and asphalt, algorithms and information.

  • Online

    The Future That Is Now

    Places Journal

    A leading academic reviews architecture education in North America during the past two decades of rapid social and technological change.

  • Online

    Spatial Intelligence: New Futures for Architecture

    Places Journal

    Can buildings make us happy? Our reviewer assesses a new book by Leon van Schaik.

  • Online

    Place and Augmented Reality: Part 2

    Places Journal

    Augmented reality and social networking are bringing about nothing less than a new epoch of social relations.

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    Between Mission Statement and Parametric Model

    Places Journal

    A crisis in architectural education is brewing, as tension rises between digitally driven formal experimentation and new mandates for social responsibility.

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    A New Belle-Lettrism and the Future of Criticism

    Places Journal

    The case for a radical rethinking of architecture criticism in the age of online media.

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    The City’s End

    Places Journal

    A review of The City’s End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears and Premonitions of New York’s Destruction, by architectural historian Max Page.

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