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Urban Lab Films: Nights in the Electric City

Start: Apr 30, 2015 7:00:00 PM
End: Apr 30, 2015 10:00:00 PM

Urban Lab Films present Nights in the Electric City (poster)
An evening of screenings and discussion about nightlife in early-twentieth century cities, with live musical accompaniment by one of the leading silent film pianists, Stephen Horne.

Cyborg Cities and Urban Resilience

Start: Apr 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Apr 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Cyborg Cities and Urban Resilience
How can we engage with the dynamic and boundary-breaking role of technology and infrastructure in the Cyborg City within the context of global city region resilience? Cities have long embodied cyborg attributes with their complex interplay of socio-political, physical and digital infrastructures. Yet despite scholarly recognition of the fluid and constantly changing human-technology interface in ‘big infrastructure’ cyborg debates (smart grids, smart meters, public Wifi, national broadband networks and ‘big data’), policy and industry commentary on cyborg relations places clear demarcations between the social and the technical. Bringing an understanding of this dynamism and tension to contemporary city and infrastructure debates is critical if we are to understand, prepare for and develop new relations and adaptations in the cyborg city, particularly when systems are threatened or break down.
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