Tactical (Dis)connection in Smart Cities: Postconnectivist Technical Communication for a Datafied World

Gustav Verhulsdonck, Jason Tham

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Abstract

This study investigates the rhetorics of smart cities and how they define citizens’ agency. We consider the framing of human control against automated technological infrastructures in smart and playable cities. Through examining selected smart city plans from the U.S., Europe, and Asia, we share results from the comparisons of these plans to draw implications for technical and professional communication (TPC) practices and pedagogy. We propose a postconnectivist trajectory for TPC toward the increasingly datafied future.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • Smart cities
  • agency
  • big data
  • citizen experience
  • connectivism
  • playable cities
  • postconnectivism
  • tactical technical communication

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