Anke von der Heide and Heinrich Hußmann

Media Façades and Narratives for Public Spaces

In an effort to sustain XXIst century cities, technologies are given a significant role to compose a novel urban environment. Today’s smart city approaches, driven by technology and information, are considered to be the answer for the transformation of a noxious milieu into a habitable ideal environment. Unfortunately, in an attempt to achieve such high-level goals, technologies are often put into the urban environment in an uncontrolled manner (Greenfield and Shepard 2007). In many cases, ad-hoc deployed technological applications are detached from public activities. For instance, apps on mobile devices often do not consider local conditions, information displays ...

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