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Anna Luusua, Johanna Ylipulli, Hannu Kukka & Timo Ojala

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

Chapter 33: Experiencing the Hybrid City: The Role of Digital Technology in Public Urban Places

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Experiencing the Hybrid City: The Role of Digital Technology in Public Urban Places
Experiencing the Hybrid City: The Role of Digital Technology in Public Urban Places
Anna LuusuaJohanna YlipulliHannu KukkaTimo Ojala
INTRODUCTION

Within the span of a few decades, cities and urban life have been digitalized rapidly. Mobile technologies, urban screens, media facades, countless sensors, wireless networks, and other new technologies have pervaded urban environments globally, affecting our experience of the cityscape in unprecedented ways. It is important to note that this infusion of computing into our lived environment is not ‘just happening', as there are large research communities and business ventures devoted to making this a reality. One major technological vision underlying this phenomenon, dubbed ubiquitous computing (ubicomp), was first put forward by Mark Weiser and ...

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