Artificial City, it is my doctoral reserch
Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards
The world’s most ambitious “smart city” project is here. Should we worry that New York City is becoming an experimental lab?
Now more than ever, we need to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange. Librarians and archivists should be involved in curating urban data.
Cloud and Field
On the resurgence of “field guides” in a networked age. We’ve moved from birding to dronewatching, from natural history to dark ecology. But are we still looking through colonialist binoculars?
Interfacing Urban Intelligence
As we build so-called “smart” cities, we need to consider the point of engagement where citizens interface with the city’s operating system.
What if the smart cities of the future are chock full of bugs?
Who’s Your Data?
A city is not a BMW. You can’t drive it without knowing how it works.
Occupying Wall Street: Spaces of Political Action
A survey of the physical places and virtual spaces of Occupy Wall Street, the hypercity built of granite and asphalt, algorithms and information.
The Future That Is Now
A leading academic reviews architecture education in North America during the past two decades of rapid social and technological change.
Spatial Intelligence: New Futures for Architecture
Can buildings make us happy? Our reviewer assesses a new book by Leon van Schaik.
Place and Augmented Reality: Part 2
Augmented reality and social networking are bringing about nothing less than a new epoch of social relations.
Between Mission Statement and Parametric Model
A crisis in architectural education is brewing, as tension rises between digitally driven formal experimentation and new mandates for social responsibility.
A New Belle-Lettrism and the Future of Criticism
The case for a radical rethinking of architecture criticism in the age of online media.
The City’s End
A review of The City’s End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears and Premonitions of New York’s Destruction, by architectural historian Max Page.