Tampere University of Technology

TUTCRIS Research Portal

Transurbanism: Smart Cities for Transhumans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherACM
Pages1915-1928
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6974-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM CONFERENCE ON DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceACM CONFERENCE ON DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

The current trends related to ‘smart cities’ are bringing the cityscapes of movies such as Blade Runner and games such as Cyberpunk 2077 closer to our immediate reality. The question of what will the cities of the future look like is at the heart of urban studies. In parallel, a similar question is posed by (trans)humanists about the future of humanity and its possible technological enhancements. However, (trans)humanity and future cities are defined in a bi-directional dependency. Therefore, we have to answer the questions of future humans and cities simultaneously. This paper maps several ways of interacting
between transhuman communities and smart cities to understand their possible effects on governing, design and society at large resulting in a framework and a series of speculative pastiche scenarios that will work as a cautionary tale and an inspirational blueprint for imagining future urbanity.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland