Emerging urban mobility technologies through the lens of everyday urban aesthetics: Case of self-driving robots

Milos Mladenovic, Sanna Lehtinen, Karel Martens, Emily Soh

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The goal of this article is to deepen the concept of emerging urban mobility technology using aesthetics of everyday mobility as a lens for bringing in important experiential and value-driven dimensions. Drawing on philosophical everyday and urban aesthetics, as well as the postphenomenological strand in the philosophy of technology, we explicate the relation between everyday aesthetic experience and urban mobility. By doing this, we shed light on the central role of aesthetics for providing depth to the multidimensional meaning of contemporary urban mobility. We use the example of self-driving vehicle (SDV), as potentially mundane, public, dynamic, and social urban robots, for expanding the range of perspectives relevant for understanding urban mobility technology. We present the range of existing SDV conceptualizations and contrast them with aesthetic and experiential understanding of urban mobility. In conclusion, we reflect on new pathways for speculative thinking about urban mobility futures and development of responsible innovation processes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEssays in Philosophy
VolumeSpecial issue: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (ed. Shane Epting), Volume 21
Issue numberNumber 2
Number of pages15
ISSN1526-0569
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventPhilosophy of the City Summer Colloquium 2018: Technology and the City - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Jun 201813 Jun 2018
http://philosophyofthecity.org/summer-colloquium/

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Mladenovic, M., Lehtinen, S., Martens, K., & Soh, E. (Accepted/In press). Emerging urban mobility technologies through the lens of everyday urban aesthetics: Case of self-driving robots. Essays in Philosophy, Special issue: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (ed. Shane Epting), Volume 21(Number 2).
Mladenovic, Milos ; Lehtinen, Sanna ; Martens, Karel ; Soh, Emily. / Emerging urban mobility technologies through the lens of everyday urban aesthetics: Case of self-driving robots. In: Essays in Philosophy. 2019 ; Vol. Special issue: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (ed. Shane Epting), Volume 21, No. Number 2.
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Mladenovic, M, Lehtinen, S, Martens, K & Soh, E 2019, 'Emerging urban mobility technologies through the lens of everyday urban aesthetics: Case of self-driving robots' Essays in Philosophy, vol. Special issue: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (ed. Shane Epting), Volume 21, no. Number 2.

Emerging urban mobility technologies through the lens of everyday urban aesthetics: Case of self-driving robots. / Mladenovic, Milos; Lehtinen, Sanna; Martens, Karel; Soh, Emily.

In: Essays in Philosophy, Vol. Special issue: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (ed. Shane Epting), Volume 21, No. Number 2, 2019.

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