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Tobias Harks, Sebastian Vehlken: Neighborhood Technologies
Neighborhood Technologies
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Sebastian Vehlken, Tobias Harks

Neighborhood Technologies
An Introduction

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  • networks
  • algorithms
  • media technique
  • swarm model
  • history of science
  • game theory
  • biology
  • mathematics
  • sociology
  • simulation
  • two cultures
  • urbanism
  • modeling

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Tobias Harks

studied Mathematics at University of Münster from 1998 to 2003. In 2007, he got his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin. After spending 5 years as a Postdoc in Berlin he joined Maastricht University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. His research interests include computational game theory and the design and analysis of algorithms, especially for hard combinatorial optimization problems.

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Sebastian Vehlken

Sebastian Vehlken

studied Media Studies and Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum and at Edith Cowan University, Perth. From 2005-2007, he was a DFG scholarship holder in the Graduate School »Media of History – History of Media« at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and from 2007-2010 research assistant (PreDoc) in Media Philosophy, University of Vienna. From 2010-2013 he was a research assistant (PostDoc) at Leuphana University Lüneburg.  Since 2013, he is Junior Director of the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Lüneburg.

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Tobias Harks (ed.), Sebastian Vehlken (ed.): Neighborhood Technologies

Neighborhood Technologies expands upon sociologist Thomas Schelling’s wellknown study of segregation in major American cities, using this classic work as the basis for a new way of researching social networks across disciplines. Up to now, research has focused on macrolevel behaviors that, together, form rigid systems of neighborhood relations. But can neighborhoods, conversely, affect larger, global dynamics? This volume introduces the concept of “neighborhood technologies” as a model for intermediate, or meso-level, research into the links between local agents and neighborhood relations. Bridging the sciences and humanities, Tobias Harks and Sebastian Vehlken have assembled a group of contributors
who are either natural scientists with an interest in interdisciplinary research or tech-savvy humanists. With insights into computer science, mathematics, sociology, media and cultural studies, theater studies, and architecture, the book will inform new research.