Invisible Behaviors: The Legibility of Our Digital Behaviors in Public Space
Advances in digital technology have made cell phones ubiquitous devices that help us to navigate and interact with the city. We use cell phones for everything from talking to checking our emails to surfing the Web. We also leave behind geo-local data trails through these interactions that enable assumptions about us. This data and knowledge is useful for finding new opportunities. It also raises questions concerning our changing behaviors in public space, our perception and interaction with each other, as well as how we experience our city. In the context of big data, this session explores the legibility of our behaviors on a micro vs. macro scale, the privatization of public space vs. the publication of private space and the changing paradigm of physical objects and build environment vs. the new digital topology over the urban space. This session is a primer to changing behaviors in the city through ubiquitous technology.