Guest lecture by Jaana Parviainen: Urban choreographies with smart technologies

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

16:45 - 18:15

HS 3D, NIG, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien


Abstract. People in cities live their daily lives “on the move”, following habitual paths with stopping points at their destination sites.  These “movement trajectories”, forming urban choreographies, are more and more interconnected by use of digital devices. By applying the phenomenology of the body and recent theoretical discussions of choreography and kinaesthesia, I will approach urban choreographies in the context of the smart city, addressing questions of urban power dynamics.

Jaana Parviainen is a senior researcher at the Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI), University of Tampere, Finland. Her main research interests lie in the areas of body studies, phenomenology, social epistemology, technology and robots and movement studies. She is currently involved in the research project Robots and the Future of Welfare Services (ROSE). Amongst others, she previously worked in the research projects Choreography of User Interfaces: Body, Space and Movement in Interaction Design (CHORUS) and Bodily Knowledge in Physical Exercise (KNOWBOD).