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Issue No. 03 - July-September (2007 vol. 6)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 39-45
Arianna Bassoli , London School of Economics
Johanna Brewer , University of California, Irvine
Karen Martin , University College London
Paul Dourish , University of California, Irvine
At present, much work on urban computing focuses its efforts on solving the perceived problems of disconnection, disruption, and dislocation. A growing movement, however, points toward the value of considering a less instrumental account of city life. Through reflections on an ethnographic study of an urban motility site and the design of Undersound, a situated music exchange application, the authors explore how an aesthetic account of urban life might be leveraged to support not only an individual, but also a collective, experience of the city. This article is part of a special issue on Urban Computing.
mobile communication, music sharing, situated design, system analysis and design, ubiquitous computing, urban computing

J. Brewer, K. Martin, A. Bassoli, S. Mainwaring and P. Dourish, "Underground Aesthetics: Rethinking Urban Computing," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. , pp. 39-45, 2007.
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