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<nettime-ann> mobile research//topology of a future city


'Temporal bandwidth,' is the width of your present, your now. It is
the familiar '[delta-] t' considered as a dependent variable. The more
you dwell in the past and in the future, the thicker your bandwidth,
the more solid your persona. But the narrower your sense of Now, the
more tenuous you are.

[Thomas Pynchon. Gravity's Rainbow] 

_____-micro-research announces the launch of a mobile research
laboratory devoted to the use of free software and open hardware
within the field of psychogeophysics. Field trips, working groups and
occassional workshops are planned for 2010.

The first expedition will be titled Topology of a Future City and
takes place in early February in Berlin as part of Transmediale10.

Topology of a future city proposes a speculative working group
divining, describing and thus constructing a future city in ruins; a
series of descriptive urban vectors extrapolated from ghosted
electromagnetic, signal and literary traces.

Borrowing techniques from geophysical archaeology (revealing and
mapping of geophysical properties), narrative displacements (filmic
manipulations of temporality, science fiction), and coded
psychogeographics (tracing signs of underground networks), Topology
sketches a model for the future city flaneur.



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