Databodies in Codespace

“For the first time ever,” say the leaders of the Human Project, “we are now able to quantify the human condition.” They aim to measure everything that can be measured about 10,000 New Yorkers over the next 20 years. What they learn about these quantified humans will then inform the design of urban habitats. As the bioengineering of people and cities converges, where do we locate the public sphere?

As the bioengineering of people and cities converges, where do we locate the public sphere?

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David Heymann

David Heymann is a columnist for Places. He is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Aaron Rothman

Aaron Rothman is an artist and writer whose work explores contemporary issues in landscape.

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Barbara Penner

Barbara Penner is a columnist for Places. She is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

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Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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