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Matthew W. Wilson Lecture: Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional Control

  • 4/28/2014 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

Matthew W. Wilson Lecture: Quantified Self-City-Nation: Digital Systems for Attentional ControlMatthew Wilson's presentation draws parallels between the rising consumer-electronic sector associated with personal activity monitors and the rapid visioning of smart urbanism. He interrogates developments in interoperability and propriety, competition and habit, fashion and surveillance. He addresses the social-cultural and political implications for this refiguring of spatial thought and action as well as the capacities reinforced and developed through the implementation of these technologies and techniques.

Matthew Wilson is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, where he co-directs the New Mapping Collaboratory. Matt holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Washington. His website is http://matthew-w-wilson.com.