Noise in the Information City

The information city, like an updated version of the garden city, presents an encompassing vision of an ideal metropolis. Instead of harmonious integration with a green landscape, this speculative and actual city fuses with the organic flow of information technology.

Yet in the process of wiring our cities toward a new urban connectivities, we discover a relationship between urban space and information that is about more than the easy exchange of data. This work explores the material and residual aspects of constructing information cities by looking specifically at the Cite Multimedia development in Montreal.

This paper was presented and published through the Visual Knowledges conference proceedings at the University of Edinburgh, 2003.