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@City: lecturas tecnológicas de Barcelona

@City: Barcelona's tecnological readings
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Vivas, Pep; Rojas, Jesús; Pellicer, Isabel; Santoro, Valeria

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Abstract This article is about the concept of the contemporary city - the influence that technology has when one thinks about, plans and lives in a city. The conjunction of technology and city reformulates customs and social practices; it can even determine the way one constitutes one's own identity. One can see how close the relation is between technology (specifically, TICS) and the structures of the city in a wide variety of situations: in social interactions on the street, in transport, and in ways of buying, of working and entertainment. '@City' is a concept that very well reflects the emergent properties of a current city, that is, the coexistence of a physical and a virtual urban space. The '22@Barcelona' project attempts to bring together different types of spaces. By combining the physical with the virtual, 22@Barcelona, as a neighborhood of @City, creates an uncertain and blurred border between both spaces. The article also examines the impact that these spaces have on the psycho-social processes involved in the daily life of a traditionally working-class neighborhood, now strongly limited by technological boundaries.
Classification Sociology of Settlements and Housing, Urban Sociology
Free Keywords Barcelona, Spain; Cities; Technology; Social Interaction; Everyday Life; Modernization; Purchasing
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 114-131
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2007) 11
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications