Adding in short a "technical" note and hopping continuing... with Negri and
Commons (in the sense that Daphne pointed out) construct DIGITAL
TERRRITORIES (http://daisy.cti.gr/DTStudy/index.htm) ephemeral, fluid,
aiming at the continuous production of the Common itself.
"A Digital Territory is an ephemeral AmI space: it is created for a specific
purpose and integrates the will of the owner (an individual or collectivity)
with the means to achieve it (including infrastructure, properties, services
and objects) within an AmI (Ambient Intelligence) space, always in evolution
and transformation" .
In Digital Territories, BRIDGES between the physical and the digital are
discrete elements disposing of certain autonomy in their conception and
internal structure. Sensors, actuators and RFIDs are examples of bridges
between the physical and the digital. When one builds a bridge between the
physical and the digital space, it is in fact a bridge between activities
that take place in remote physical spaces in the same time.
Building a bridge is a process. It shows intention, expected functionality,
changes the nearby area of the two banks it links and probably, in the
future, invites for changes or evolution of its structure according to new
needs. Building a bridge is also a design decision. You must always decide
which part you link with what, for how long and what type of actors you let
pass. Bridging means that you create the conditions that allow communication
and exchange of data to happen. LOCATION DIAGRAMS manage the evolving
distribution of Bridges into physical space (mobile, plugged-in or
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daphne Dragona" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "YASMIN DISCUSSIONS" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Yasmin_discussions] hybrid city as interface
> Dear all
> Very interesting points have been made in the discussion so far
> and also a lot of worth mentioning links are enriching it.
> I would like to expand a bit on Dimitris Papalexopoulos' email and his
> regarding the passage from the public to the common. I find this point
> important - great bringing it up!
> Some more food for thought:
> Metropolis as the very "factory of the common" is one of the most
> according to my opinion of the latest book of Hardt and Negri, "Common
> Describing the shift from the industrial to the biopolitical metropolis
> "the city is not just a built environment consisting of buildings and
> streets and subways and parks
> and waste systems and communications cables but also a living dynamic of
> cultural practices,
> intellectual circuits, affective networks and social institutions. These
> elements of the common
> contained in the city are not only the prerequisite for biopolitical
> production but also its result;
> the city is the source of the common and the receptacle into which it
> and also
> "the politics of metropolis is the organisation of encounters. Its task is
> to promote joyful encounters,
> make them repeat and minimise infelicitous encounters"..
> Possibly many of the yasminers must have read the book already.
> Of course Negri and Hardt do not refer directly to our "hybrid city"
> But as with their previous works, they do provide a
> theoretical/philosophical context within which
> different aspects of our contemporary society could be examined and
> Practices and tactics of mapping, of creating and modifying our own city
> part of today's urban commons.
> As are our disposal & interest for such processes, or our encounters and
> daily interactions.
> The space defined as "public" in a city becomes "common" through the
> contemporary interfaces and our interventions.
> The hybrid city tools and applications that we are critically discussing
> this list do offer access
> to the formation and use of those commons. But while the power of
> contribution lies to the hands of
> their users/ participants, the ambiguous right of expropriation is also
> best regards
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