Students in my “Histories and Theories of the Computational City” class edited together a book of responses to our contemporary computational condition (huntley_data_2019-1?). It’s available on the web here. From my introduction:
This mess of words before you is the product of one semester spent taking time to remember our history and think through the implications of the work we do. We gathered together in a space structured according to the hoariest academic format: the seminar. […] We spent half of an academic year repeatedly encountering the confounding problem that our technologies are both less efficacious than the technologist would have us believe, and far more impactful than the scientist would represent. Our technologies are both powerful and inadequate, having effects even as these are not equivalent to their inputs.(Huntley et al. 2019, 15)
- Eric Robsky Huntley
Eric Robsky Huntley is a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a 2020-2021 Fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consorium (NERFC).
Huntley is a GIScientist, …