A City Is Not a Computer
This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.
Indexing the World of Tomorrow
How the 1939 World’s Fair anticipated our current obsession with urban data science and “smart” cities.
All Eyes on the Border
Materialized in steel and concrete, patrolled and “performed” by state apparatuses and sensing technologies, the border is charged by the politics of recognition.
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.
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?