Virtual Cities: Digital Mirrors into a Recursive World

Virtual Cities: Digital Mirrors into a Recursive World

O blog Digital Urban apresenta o paper Virtual Cities: Digital Mirrors into a Recursive World sobre visualizao das cidades, desde o Twitter ao Second Life. O artigo trata das fuses entre softwares e das cidades que tornam-se mais “computable”. Veja o artigo sobre Computable City de Michael Batty.

“Here we focus on the virtual city in software, presenting our speculations about how such cities are moving beyond the desktop to the point where they are rapidly becoming the desktop itself. But a desktop with a difference, a desktop that is part of the web, characterized by a new generation of interactivity between users located at any time in any place.

We first outline the state of the art in virtual city building drawing on the concept of mirror worlds and then comment on the emergence of Web 2.0 and the interactivity that it presumes. We characterize these developments in terms of virtual cities through the virtual world of Second Life, showing how such worlds are moving to the point where serious scientific content and dialogue is characterizing their use often through the metaphor of the city itself.”