The City of Tomorrow
- Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life
- Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
- Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 28-06-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities.
Cover design - a visualization of air quality in Copenhagen, using data collected by an array of bicycle-mounted environmental sensors. Image by Xiaoji Chen, courtesy of the Senseable City Lab. Design by Omnivore.
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By Blackwyrd on 16-04-18
Wonderfully optimistic bordering on utopian
I was wary through a lot of it but it was redeemed a bit with covering the issues of hacking in a digital world. the work itself could have bended from these concerns being woven into the text rather than tacked on to the end.