Visualizing Cities: Representing Urban Landscapes, Cultures, and Environments


Visualizing cities in theory and practice. Exploring digital and visual representation of landscapes, structures, environments, history, culture, architecture, events, and populations. Change over time, cultural heritage, possible futures, and alternate pasts from historical, cultural, documentary, and scientific evidence and archives. The idea of the city as a conceptual category and metaphor. Ubiquitous computing in urban environments as a medium for interaction. Global cities and diaspora. Visual imagery and written accounts. Use of mapping, imaging, 3D, augmented reality, games. Individual and group research and production of visualizing cities projects. Topics and temporal foci vary.

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Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • STS
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CMAC 380
  • HISTORY 406
  • ISS 380
  • VMS 380
Typically Offered