City of atoms: en-racinating media art and public space in Atlanta

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Title: City of atoms: en-racinating media art and public space in Atlanta
Author: Hicks, Cinque
Abstract: Designers of information communication technologies (ICTs) in public space often fall into the trap of designing only for the "flaneur," an unembedded mobile subject in the generic global city. They deracinate the experience of space and support the global flâneur as the paradigmatic deracinated subject. In this thesis I propose a specific vision of "en-racinating" media, that is media that takes the specificity of place seriously. A careful consideration of public art can help us in this endeavor by leveraging the artistic notion of "site specificity" in the most culturally grounded meaning of the term. I examining three public digital media/information-based public art works through the lens of urban informatics in order to see how the works do or do not en-racinate experience in a specific city: Atlanta
Type: Thesis
Date: 2010-04-08
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Urban informatics
Public art
Digital media art
Cities and towns
Mass media and art
Department: Literature, Communication, and Culture
Advisor: Committee Chair: DiSalvo, Carl; Committee Member: Mazalek, Alexandra; Committee Member: Peponis, John; Committee Member: Thacker, Eugene
Degree: M.S.

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