Maroš Krivý, “Becoming-Platform, the Urban, and the City,” Mediapolis 4, 3 (2018).

The questions to be posed are what is the smart city as the smart city, but also as the smart city? How is platform capitalism a platform urbanism, a variant of Henri Lefebvre’s much-discussed thesis that the society has been completely urbanized? ... How do the ideological and infrastructural aspects to being level and raised play out in media platforms that capture the city, but also in the becoming-platform of the urban itself as a medium of capture?

(my contribution to the roundtable on “platform urbanism,” organized by Scott Rodgers and Susan Moore)