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Seeing the smart city on Twitter: Colour and the affective territories of becoming smart

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This paper pays attention to the immense and febrile field of digital image files which picture the smart city as they circulate on the social media platform Twitter. The paper considers tweeted images as an affective field in which flow and colour are especially generative. This luminescent field is territorialised into different, emergent forms of becoming ‘smart’. The paper identifies these territorialisations in two ways: firstly, by using the data visualisation software ImagePlot to crea...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0263775818771080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Johns College
ORCID:
0000-0002-2367-6965
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
411-427
Publication date:
2018-04-17
Acceptance date:
2018-03-20
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ISSN:
0263-7758
Pubs id:
pubs:830432
URN:
uri:f5026de4-215d-4019-863c-d615599fefaf
UUID:
uuid:f5026de4-215d-4019-863c-d615599fefaf
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pubs:830432

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