Reading List

List Creator

Chris Wilson

RMIT University

Urban Culture and Data


  • Online

    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

    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

    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?

  • Online

    A City Is Not a Computer

    Places Journal

    This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.

  • 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?

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