Episode 285: The Digital City

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This week we’re joined by Germaine Halegoua, an Associate Professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas to talk about her book The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place. She talks about how people use digital media to relate to cities whether that’s images on Instagram or through Google Maps. We also talk about how data exchange can be exploitative and how internet infrastructure is used as a commodity rather than a utility and how that affects equity. And finally there's a discussion about smart cities and how they try to create top down culture.

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