Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is organising a conference on Post-Internet Cities, a critical reflection on the impact of digital technologies on city life and their influence on new forms of architecture.
Globalisation and the advent of social media have literally redrawn the layout of the urban environment, which today is shaped by the intertwining of the city’s visible streets with the invisible routes of the network, the public with the private, two worlds and two dimensions that are increasingly interconnected. Social relations and protest mechanisms have found new pathways, strengthened by global concentration in the space of the net. In particular, the conference seeks to explore the consequences of these changes, in other words: do they call into question the existing role of the public environment? To what extent should the city be acknowledged as a crossroads between tangible reality and the collective imagination as reinvented on social media?
Professionals from all over the world, active in the internet age (many of them witnesses to the shift of the web from niche to embryo of a whole new society), will come together in a day of analysis and debate.
Post-Internet Cities international conference, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, 26.05.2007 .
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image: MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. photo: Fernando Guerra