THE MEDIATED CITY:
Smart Cities-Political Cities
– a multidisciplinary conference examining “the city”…… a virtual, filmic, social, political and physical construct.
01 – 03 April 2014 – Ravensbourne Image by nolifebeforecoffee
The nature of the city is a contested concept. For architects it is generally a question of bricks and mortar – a physical entity. For human geographers it is a place of human interaction and engagement. For filmmakers it is a site for action and futuristic nightmare. For animators and computer programmers it becomes a virtual world – a second life, a SIMulated city. For sociologists, it is a defining aspect of cultural identity. For political activists and theorists, it is a place to ‘occupy’ and the site of the polis.
THE MEDIATED CITY conference offered a platform for multiple and diverse examinations of the city. It brought together people from diverse backgrounds to fragment, multiply and reconfigure our readings of the city; to offer multiple and conflicting discipline perspectives. The intention was to share views of the city as physical entity, online community, film set, photographic backdrop, geographical map, sociological case study, political metaphor, digital or video game etc…. to examine it as a mediated and shared phenomenon.
ELECTRIC SIGNS (57 mins), USA, 2012. Director: Alice Arnold
ANOTHER LONDON (90 mins) UK, 2014. Director: Ektoras Arkomanis
THE HETEROTOPIAS AS CULT OF CAPITALISM (15 mins) Spain, 2013. Director: Pedro Bustamante
UNTITLED (34mins) Ireland, 2014. Director: David Brancaleone
DOUBT (18mins) Ireland, 2013. Director: David Brancaleone
ABOVE & BELOW THE STAIRS (20mins) Ireland, 2012. Director: David Brancaleone
SPRIT OF THE WICK (12mins) UK, 2012. Director: Rebecca Feiner
How to cite these conference presentations:
Surname, first name. “Title of the presentation.” Presentation at the AMPS conference [insert name of conference], host university, city, country, date.
Brown, James. “The Global Local.” Presentation at the AMPS conference Digital Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City, University of the West Of England, Bristol, England, April 1-3, 2016.
Note: In addition to the above online publication, several presentations and papers from the conference will be published in various other formats as part of The Mediated City programme. These include: special issue publications of the journal with UCL Press and the associated Intellect Books publication series. See publications.