Urban Intermedia: The City Between Experience and Information

May 2016

The irreducible complexity of the contemporary urban makes communication and collaboration across disciplinary borders essential, and calls for new intermedial research methods that make it possible to examine multiple factors in unstable conditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This daylong workshop engages directly with methods and media of urban research. It explores the ways in which the digitized information, communication, and media technologies we use to visualize and understand the contemporary urban not only condition what we see, but also shape the kinds of knowledge that our research produces and the ways in which we conceptualize the urban itself. These conditions call for direct critical engagement with the recursive and mutually remediating relationship between the tools and objects of our research.  We will thus explore how new intermedial and cross-disciplinary methods allow us to frame questions that bridge sites and disciplines to probe multidimensional conditions of the contemporary urban.