• Sensing Place

Haus für elektronische Künste Basel (ed.)
Sabine Himmelsbach

Sensing Place
Zur medialen Durchdringung des urbanen Raums / Mediatising the Urban Landscape

January 2013, 132 pages, 89 mainly colour illustrations, softcover, 17 x 22,5 cm, German/English
ISBN 978-3-85616-581-9

Sensing Place

Eleven Art Projects about the Mediatisation of our Living Environment

How does digitisation alter our perception of urban space?

With essays by Sabine Himmelsbach, Regine Buschauer, Nicholas Nova und Dietmar Offenhuber

What happens, when online social platforms and geo-information services pool their data? How does our behaviour change, when a smartphone enables us to find out, which of our friends are nearby at any given moment? How can sensoring and monitoring data be used in the planning of urban infrastructures?

Sensing Place examines the mediatisation of urban space and asks about the impacts of the superimposition of physical urban space and virtual information space. Eleven artistic positions and four theoretical essays deal with the effects of this amalgamation on our perception.

With works by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen, Ursula Damm, fabric|ch, Ulrich Fischer, Yolande Harris, Christina Kubisch, Christian Nold, Gordan Savičič, SENSEable City Lab, Mark Shepard and Corinne Studer.