Learning from Bangalore: Urban Informatics at Street Level

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In this talk Zack describes a number of official and improvised uses of mobile and urban computing technology he's observed in urban India, especially Bangalore. In some cases a lack of traditional hard urban infrastructure directs people to create informational workarounds, in other cases emerging technology drives non-traditional user patterns which play our very differently than in an American city or context. What lessons can we learn from the way institutions and individuals use Urban Informatics in Bangalore?

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