Exurban Noir
  September 17&18, Ubicomp 2006.
  Orange County, California

main about proposal call for papers urban atmospheres

"Perhaps all that is left of the world is a wasteland covered with rubbish heaps, and the hanging garden of the Great Khan's palace. It is our eyelids that separate them, but we cannot know which is inside and which outside." - Italo Calvino

Submission Deadline (workshop position papers): June 16, 2006
Acceptance Notification (workshop position papers): July 24, 2006
Workshops: September 17-18, 2006
UbiComp Main Conference: September 19-21, 2006

**Update: The full proceedings of the workshop are now available.**

The Exurban workshop seeks to include a wide range of risk-taking urban practitioners that will undertake a two-day active exploration of exurban noir. Whether we like it or not, as urban designers and researchers we are contributing in unknown but significant ways in choosing our future technological urban lifestyles. Are we making it better or worse? For whom? And when? With Orange County, the ultimate in exopolis, as a backdrop, we will collectively undertake this challenge of understanding the relationship between future technology comforts and social discontent.

ken anderson [Intel PaPR]
Anthony Burke [UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Architecture]
Eric Paulos [Intel Research Berkeley]
Amanda Williams [UC Irvine]