Neighborhood Technologies expands upon sociologist Thomas Schelling's well-known study of segregation in major American cities, using this classic work as the basis for a new way of researching social networks across disciplines. Up to now, research has focused on macrolevel behaviors that, together, form rigid systems of neighborhood relations. But can neighborhoods, conversely, affect larger, global dynamics? This volume introduces the concept of “neighborhood technologies” as a model for intermediate, or meso-level, research into the links between local agents and neighborhood relations. Bridging the sciences and humanities, Tobias Harks and Sebastian Vehlken have assembled a group of contributors who are either natural scientists with an interest in interdisciplinary research or tech-savvy humanists. With insights into computer science, mathematics, sociology, media and cultural studies, theater studies, and architecture, the book will inform new research.
Edited by Sebastian Vehlken and Tobias Harks.
Texts by Sebastian Vehlken, Tobias Harks, Martin Hoefer, Sándor P. Fekete, Christina Vagt, Henriette Bier, Dirk Helbing, Manfred Füllsack, Sebastian Giessmann, Shintaro Miyazaki, Gabriele Brandstetter.