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Grey Boxes to Control? Cybernetic Surveillance in Urban Design

Grey Boxes to Control? Cybernetic Surveillance in Urban Design

Costa, Phillipe Cunha da;

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This paper is a critical essay on the role of intelligent systems in the 21st century and their usage in city optimization that planners and urban designers objectified control. Promulgated in the 2000s in urban design as a form of control, cybernetics became a useful tool and, today, with metropolitan epidemics, transportation, and information fluxes, this field became more visible in the expansion of parametric actions to control and surveil. This evidence had a clear paradox between the determinism of a transparent city and behaviorism of a black-box design, which is commonly sold – and controlled – as a smart city.

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Palavras-chave: Grey Box, Surveillance System, Box Theory, Smart City, Cybernetics,


DOI: 10.5151/sigradi2020-66

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Como citar:

Costa, Phillipe Cunha da; "Grey Boxes to Control? Cybernetic Surveillance in Urban Design", p. 478-483 . In: Congreso SIGraDi 2020. São Paulo: Blucher, 2020.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sigradi2020-66

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