About Paolo Cardullo

I am behind kiddingthecity. Check ThatKindofDoctor page and my Photoblog

‘Sniffing the City’ is finally out!

After being locked up for 22 months in the anonymous peer-review process of a global multinational of knowledge (Routledge), my article on the experimental practice of CCTV hacking in the streets of Deptford has finally been released!

sniffingscreeshot 510x293 Sniffing the City is finally out!

Surely, it is all done in order ‘to protect the author’, from unsolicited viewing. All my production is however shared under Creative Commons, including this very blog post! That also meant that during these months I could get no feedback from senior scholars in my department and online…

You will find the final draft here, and the published article here. It is going to generate discussions, I am sure…

The Digital Coup and the Cultural Practices of the Hacking Multitude

Following #TurkeyBlockedTwitter, #googlednsblocked, and similar hash tags, here is my narrative of hacking as a mundane cultural practice. Also featuring, graffiti, bank notes & other material communication tricks, professional hackers and internet house-comfies, network maps and statistics on traffic… Certainly, more to come soon. [...]

Signal Lost: the Space Beneath

This excellent post on weburbanist reminded me of an early photographic project of mine: “Signal Lost: the Space Beneath”. It  was conceived during a major replacement of early Victorian water pipes on the eve of the Olympics.

As the visual research proceeded, it showed in more details (or better, hinted at) the intricate networks of pipes, cables, and wires… [...]

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