Hacking the streets: ‘smart’ writing in the smart city

Jordan, Spencer (2016) Hacking the streets: ‘smart’ writing in the smart city. First Monday, 21 (1). ISSN 1396-0466

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As cities become more complex and their communities more dispersed, questions such as ‘where is home? and ‘where and how do I belong?’ are increasingly pertinent. If urban space is a system, then it can be challenged through the spatial practice of its citizens. This contestation is examined as a form of hacking, an activity McKenzie Wark defined as the abstraction of new worlds. Drawing on the outcomes of a research project, this paper argues that digitally-enabled creative writing can play a fundamental role within this process, enabling the reappropriation of the smart city by its citizens.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/773855
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i1.5529
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:33
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32235

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