Neighborhood Technologies

Media and Mathematics of Dynamic Networks

Edited by Tobias Harks and Sebastian Vehlken

Neighborhood Technologies

Edited by Tobias Harks and Sebastian Vehlken

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272 pages | 20 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9783037345238 Published July 2015 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
Neighborhood Technologies expands upon sociologist Thomas Schelling’s well-known study of segregation in major American cities, using this classic work as the basis for a new way of researching social networks across many different disciplines. Up to now, research has focused on macro-level behaviors that, together, form rigid systems of neighborhood relations. But can neighborhoods conversely affect larger, global dynamics? What relationships can be found between micro- and macro- perspectives?

To answer these and related questions, this volume introduces the concept of “neighborhood technologies” as a model for intermediate, or meso-level, research into the links between local agents and neighborhood relations. Bridging the gap between the sciences and humanities, Tobias Harks and Sebastian Vehlken have assembled a group of contributors who are either natural scientists with an interest in interdisciplinary research or technology-savvy humanists. With insights into computer science, mathematics, sociology, media and cultural studies, theater studies, and architecture, the book will inform new research.
Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Neighborhood Technologies: An Introduction
Sebastian Vehlken, Tobias Harks
 
I. Neighborhood Epistemologies
Neighborhoods in Mathematical Optimization and Algorithmic Game Theory
Martin Hoefer, Tobias Harks
 
Ghetto Blasts
Media Histories of Neighborhood Technologies between Segregation, Cooperation, and Craziness
Sebastian Vehlken
 
Neighborhoods in Traffic
How Computer Science Can Change the Laws of Physics
Sándor P. Fekete
 
II. Neighborhood Architectures
Neighborhood Design
Buckminster Fuller’s Planning Tools and the City
Christina Vagt
 
Digitally-Driven Design and Architecture
Henriette Bier
 
III. Neighborhood Societies
Economics 2.0
The Natural Step towards a self-Regulating, Participatory Market Society
Dirk Helbing
 
Neighborhoods and Social Security
An Agent-based Experiment on the Emergence of Common Goods
Manfred Füllsack
 
Towards a Media History of the Credit Card
Sebastian Giessmann
 
IV. Neighborhood Activities
Neighborhood Sounding
An Archaeology of Dynamic Media Networks 1960-1980| 2000
Shintaro Miyazaki
 
Digital Swarming and Affective Infrastructures
A new Materialist Approach to 4chan
Carolin Wiedemann
 
Choreographing the Swarm
Relational Bodies in Contemporary Performance
Gabriele Brandstetter
 
Authors
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