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Hacking the streets: ‘smart’ writing in the smart city

Jordan, Spencer

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As cities become more complex and their communities more dispersed, questions such as ‘where is home? and ‘where and how do I belong?’ are increasingly pertinent. If urban space is a system, then it can be challenged through the spatial practice of its citizens. This contestation is examined as a form of hacking, an activity McKenzie Wark defined as the abstraction of new worlds. Drawing on the outcomes of a research project, this paper argues that digitally-enabled creative writing can play a fundamental role within this process, enabling the reappropriation of the smart city by its citizens.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 4, 2016
Journal First Monday
Electronic ISSN 1396-0466
Publisher University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Jordan, S. (2016). Hacking the streets: ‘smart’ writing in the smart city. First Monday, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i1.5529
DOI https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i1.5529
Publisher URL http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5529
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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