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Modeling mediated urban space through geo-located social microblogging

Traunmueller, MW; Gkougkoustmos, S; Yimeng, T; (2013) Modeling mediated urban space through geo-located social microblogging. In: Geiger, J and Khan, O and Shepard, M, (eds.) Proceedings of Mediacity 4: MediaCities, International Conference. (pp. 38 - 52). The Departments of Architecture and Media Study, University of Buffalo, State University of New York: Buffalo, NY. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper explores the hybrid nature of mediated urban space in the contemporary city, consisting of architectural spaces interlinked with the digital; situated and networked. We suggest an alternative way of looking into the city, using digitally augmented methods beyond the traditionally established ones in urban design and spatial analysis. Taking the physical space as a starting point, we apply an eco-systemic model to investigate mediated urban forces in the city of London. We identify the implications for the city through mapping, visualization and analysis of geo-located social micro blogging in the form of Twitter data. The discussion of this project is mainly concentrated on the results of time based patterns on geo-located Twitter flows and urban conditions, outlining initial observations about the city and its digital apparatus. By exploring how technology mediates sociality through Twitter channels and the creation of potentially new social representation forms, the project outlines the influence of those mechanisms on social, cultural and political life of cities.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Modeling mediated urban space through geo-located social microblogging
Event: MediaCity 4: MediaCities
Location: Buffalo, NY
Dates: 2013-05-03 - 2013-05-05
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://mediacities.net/site/proceedings/
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND). You are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit the work), but you must attribute the author, you may not use this work for commercial purposes and you may not alter, transform, or build upon this work and distribute any derivative works you create under a similar license.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418842
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