Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (35) goes between Houston’s Carlos Delfino (10) and Omer Asik (3) for a dunk during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas,Sunday, April 29, 2013. Oklahoma City lost 105 103. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman.
Fors and O’Dell (forthcoming) question the role and use of such sensors, used both by ‘quantified self ers’, organisations to combat energy waste (see ELLIOT ‘Smart Office’ below), and by businesses (Tesco Clubcard) and governments to monitor demographic behaviors consumer/citizen patters/habits (Oyster), and ask what does all this data collected actually do? Does it help improve the environment, prevent climate change, encourage civic engagement or improve public health? Like the ‘digital networks’ scenario outlined by Urry and Elliot (2010), it is important to question the use in collecting such data, individually or on a mass scale?de Lange (2013) argues that in order to achieve action, and change we must take an affective view, one which considers and explores emotions and feelings; “cities must exhibit intense expressivity” ( Thrift in de Lange 2013:3). We can understand how current deployment and use of sensors exemplifies de Lange’s view that ‘smart cities’ remain conceptually ‘stuck’, bounded by limiting parameters of ontological data and information gathering. Taking an epistemological approach however, of tying together spatial, social and mental spheres, prioritising emotions and reflexivity, by considering how we relate to each other and our surroundings, we might better understand the city, and how environmental and individual developments can be actioned and achieved(de Lange 2013:2)..
In the rest of the museum, some of the works will be loaned if requested by other institutions. In the gallery dedicated to works by Emily Carr, for example, the four works on paper can only be exhibited for four months at a time. They taken from display because even the low artificial light can cause the colours to fade.
) High School and finished last. That was it. She never made it again.”I think in high school I was more into having fun,” she said. The speakers are removable so you can easily throw the headband into the wash on laundry day. They are thin enough so as not to overheat you, but warm enough to shield you from the elements. And, with a silicone grip on the palm, your smartphone won’t go flying from your hands into a pile of snow.