Constrained Cities: Filter Bubbles in the Physical Space of the City

What happens when Filter Bubbles start producing effects in the physical space of the city, creating separation (among different people and spaces)? Constrained City is a Near Future Design story Nefula created by founders Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico and presented for the Post-Internet Cities Canference http://postinternetcities, held by MAAT РMuseum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon, 26th May 2017).

“The article is a short story: a Design Fiction which is part of a Near Future Design, a speculative design technique and methodology which we use in our practice to produce scenarios which are the result of a systemic research on the topics which we deal with. For example, we do it with Nefula. The Story is based on our research on the Constrained Cities: a dystopian vision of the near future of the cities which we use to investigate potential risks and implications when the technology we are developing and using as a society) and the data we produce are designed to create separation in the city.”

Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico on Constrained Cities: The concept includes an exhibit which will features a wearable technology, allowing visitors to “feel” onto their body the filter bubble by simply taking a walk in town.

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