Urban Acupuncture in the era on Ubiquitous Media

  • Salvatore Iaconesi ISIA Design Florence
  • Oriana Persico ISIA Design Florence
Keywords: Urban Sensing, Ubiquitous Technologies, Learning, Development, Civic Participation

Abstract

The concept of Urban Acupuncture as applied to a contemporary vision of cities, between ubiquitous technologies, social networks, sensors and cloud computing. From the possibility to listen in real time to the digital life of the city to the opportunity to design and implement novel models for participatory, co-creation practices for city governance, planning, culture, tourism, citizen activation.

The paper describes the construction process of a methodology and of the required set of digital tools which allow to enact Urban Acupuncture practices in cities with high numbers of social media interactions

Two case studies are included for the City of Rome and the City of Turin, showing two practical applications in the domains of culture and of multiculturalism, respectively.

The two cases have been performed in collaboration and with the support of the city administrations and, in the final remarks, they are used to produce an evaluation of the proposed methodology and a series of focuses for further research and investigation

Author Biographies

Salvatore Iaconesi, ISIA Design Florence

Salvatore Iaconesi is Professor in Digital Design: ISIA Design Florence, via Alfani 58, 50121 Florence, ITALY. E-mail: salvatore.iaconesi@artisopensource.net

Oriana Persico, ISIA Design Florence

Oriana Persico is Professor in Digital Design: ISIA Design Florence, via Alfani 58, 50121 Florence, ITALY. E-mail: oriana.persico@gmail.com

Published
2014-07-10
How to Cite
Iaconesi, S., & Persico, O. (2014). Urban Acupuncture in the era on Ubiquitous Media. The Journal of Community Informatics, 10(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/1073