The first paper, “Putting Matter in Place”, written with the senseable city lab, is a reflection on the lessons we have learned from the Trash | Track project for the discipline of for urban planning. In a nutshell, the findings highlight the tradeoffs involved in the collection and transport of household hazardous and electronic wastes – processes that diminish the benefits of recycling for these items.
The second paper, published in the Leonardo Journal from MIT press, is a social network analysis of the Prix Ars Electronica Jury sessions covering all categories through the years 1987 – 2009. The networks reflect two different views of interdisciplinarity – one from the institutional perspective, expressed in the nominations for prix jurors made by the organizers of the competition (as many judges participate in several different juries throughout the years) and the second one expressed in the award choices of these jurors (awarding artists who themselves have worked in multiple areas and disciplines).
The paper was also chosen as the cover motif for the issue.
Offenhuber, D., Lee, D., Wolf, M. I., Phithakkitnukoon, S., Biderman, A., & Ratti, C. (2012). Putting Matter in Place. Journal of the American Planning Association, 78(2), 173–196. doi:10.1080/01944363.2012.677120
Offenhuber, D. (2012). Patterns of Choice: The Prix Ars Electronica Jury Sessions. Leonardo, 45(3), 226–232. doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00364