The demo is a form of temporal managementORIT HALPERN, ROBERT MITCHELL, AND BERNARD DIONYSIUS GEOGHEGAN, in greyroom.org
that through its practices and discourses evacuates the
historical and contextual specificity of individual catastrophes and evades ever having to assess or represent the impact of these infrastructures, because no project is ever “finished.” This evacuation of differences, temporalities, and societal structures is what most concerns us in confronting the extraordinary rise of ubiquitous computing and high-tech infrastructures as solutions to political, social, environmental, and historical problems confronting urban design and planning, and as engines for producing new forms of territory and governance.
Orit Halpern, Robert Mitchell, and Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan, “The Smartness Mandate: Notes toward a Critique,” Grey Room, no. 68 (Summer 2017): 106–129. (doi:10.1162/GREYa00221)