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The Urban Incubator . (Re)(de)constructing the City of Fragments
Wael Salah El Din Ahmed Fahmi

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The Urban Incubator
(Re)(de)constructing the City of Fragments

Published 2011 by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing in Saarbrucken, Germany .
Written in English.

About the Book

Postmodern urbanism is experiencing a new urbanity where boundaries between reality and virtuality are blurring, with fragmented multi-layered spatiality unraveling sequential images and signs through time-space compression. Viewing the postmodern city through a deconstructive lens it is possible to see multiple representations of public spaces in terms of digital collages, diagrams and screens, interwoven into real urban life, thus symbiotically celebrating the new informational needs of our media–polis. This creates a 'transnational urban experience' wherein the global and local, the real and the virtual become inextricably intertwined, as the ideal of boundless and undefined spatiality predominates a digital age of fragmented postmodernity. Digital fragments and diagrams will bring cit(y)(ies) images into sharp juxtaposition, thus de-solidifying the physical and dissolving spatial distinctions between the virtual urbanity of the information machine and the actual urbanity of the city of fragments. This will call into play the possibility of a coterminous and dialectic merging of very real city of bricks and a conceptually experienced city of pixels.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Boxes
Preface
CHAPTER ONE : Postmodern Spatiality and Place Identity
CHAPTER TWO: Postmodern Spatial Metaphors
Text and Collage
Urban Semiotics and Space-Time Compression
Images and Signs
Heterotopias and the Flâneur
CHAPTER THREE : Virtuality and the Space of Flows
The Spaces of Flows
Architecture of Images and Cyberspaces
Non-Places and Digital Flows
CHAPTER FOUR: Deconstruction and the Urban Experience
Reading of Postmodern Urban Spaces
The Rise of Deconstruction
Architecture of Disjunction
Visionary Deconstructivism
Methods of Spatial Representation
Urban Fragments and Virtual Layers
Techniques of Spatial Representation
Diagrams and Fractal Geometry
CHAPTER FIVE : The Deconstructive Experiment
The Deconstructive Procedure
The Urban Incubator and Diagrammatic Techniques
The Experiment- the City of Fragments, Flows and Pixels
Collages of the City of Fragments
Urban Screens within the City of Pixels
Urban Semiotics of the Nocturnal City
Urban Diagrams between Reality and Virtuality
Urban Narratives within the City of Flows
Urban Installations within Public Spaces
Perceptions of Virtuality
CHAPTER SIX: The Future of Urban Experience
Experimentation with Deconstructive Urbanism
Cognitive Imaging and the Notion of Being
Urban Future between Virtuality and Reality
BIBLIOGRAPHY
END NOTES

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25105483M
ISBN 10
3846522325
ISBN 13
978-3846522325

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