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Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Digital Placemaking

Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Jo Morrison,

The rise of digital placemaking has been supported by emerging digital technologies – from smart clothing to city-wide sensor networks – that go beyond the smartphone. But while conversations around technological possibility are important, larger ethical questions have come to the fore. There are groundbreaking developments in the Internet of…

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Treading the circuit boards

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Treading the (circuit) boards – How is digital technology changing theatre, on and off stage?

Jo Morrison,

The International Theatre Engineering & Architecture Conference (ITEAC) covers the full spectrum of theatre innovation. This year it is concentrating on the new ways in which performance spaces are developing. Increasingly, both on stage, behind the scenes and in the public realm, theatre teams are creatively blending technology and architecture…

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APIs in app development

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APIs in app development: 5 key things you need to know

Tom Melamed,

If you went to a restaurant in the South of France where the menu was entirely in French, the waiter spoke no English and you non parles bon Francais, monsieur, you’ll need a translator. This could be an English/French Dictionary, a human translator or, more commonly nowadays, Google Translate. Imagine…

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Digital Placemaking

The Calvium history of digital placemaking for urban development

Jo Morrison,

Digital placemaking (noun); The augmentation of physical places with location-specific digital services, products or experiences to create more attractive destinations for all. Successful digital placemaking schemes are designed to reflect the environment and communities they serve – expressing and enhancing the social and cultural value of different places via bespoke…

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