- Hardcover: 506 pages
- Publisher: Information Science Reference (November 4, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 160566152X
- ISBN-13: 978-1605661520
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,232,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City
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"It's an edited volume as thick as a fist, packed with essays that when taken altogether give a great overview of this exciting new interdisciplinary field of research and design practices." --Martijn de Waal, The Mobile City Weblog<br /><br />"This work brings together an international selection of 66 scholars presenting their research on urban technology, digital cities, locative media, and mobile and wireless applications." --Book News Inc. (February 2009)<br /><br />"Urban Informatics is a magnificent volume drawing together 29 essays exploring themes and territories such as: participation and deliberation; engaging urban communities; location, navigation and space; wireless and mobile culture; and urban futures. As a handbook for research, the essays emphasize research methodology, particularly those wrought of collaborative and transdisiplinary work." --Linda Carroli, Urbanista, Arts Hub (January 2009)<br /><br />"With its authoritative coverage of an important, cutting-edge topic in computer science and information technology management, this book is essential to academic libraries in the U.S. and abroad and is also suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate-students." --SirReadaLot.org (January 2009)<br /><br />"With its authoritative coverage of an important, cutting-edge topic in computer science and information technology management, this book is essential to academic libraries in the U.S. and abroad and is also suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate-students." --SirReadaLot.org (January 2009)
"As a showcase of academic creativity applied to problems of real (or virtual) place-based information, this book is certainly worthy of attention." --Ezra Haber Glenn, ACIP, MIT Lecturer, USA
"With its authoritative coverage of an important, cutting-edge topic in computer science and information technology management, this book is essential to academic libraries in the U.S. and abroad and is also suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate-students." --SirReadaLot.org (January 2009)
About the Author
Marcus Foth is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. He received a BCompSc(Hon) from Furtwangen University, Germany, a BMultimedia from Griffith University, Australia and an MA and PhD in digital media and urban sociology from QUT. Marcus is the recipient of an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship supported under the Australian Research Council s Discovery funding scheme and a 2007 Visiting Fellowship from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK. Marcus work is positioned at the intersection of people, place and technology with a focus on urban informatics, locative media and mobile applications. His research has significantly shaped the social strategies of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, the Queensland Government s flagship urban renewal project. Employing human-centred and participatory design methods, Marcus and his team pioneer new interactive social networking systems informed by community, social and urban studies.
Since 2003, Marcus has (co-)authored over 50 publications. The high quality of his research output has attracted over $1.16M in national competitive grants from the Australian Research Council and industry in 2006 and 2007. He is a chief investigator on the projects New Media in the Urban Village: Mapping Communicative Ecologies & Socio-Economic Innovation in Emerging Inner-City Residential Developments, and Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future: Embedding Narrative and New Media in Urban Planning. He is lead chief investigator of Opportunities of Media and Communication Technology to Support Social Networks of Urban Residents in Mexico, South Africa, UK and Australia, and Swarms in Urban Villages: New Media Design to Augment Social Networks of Residents in Inner-City Developments. He is a member of the Australian Computer Society and the Executive Committee of the Association of Internet Researchers.
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