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Distributed citizen sensing
Distributed citizen sensing

**Distributed Citizen Sensing Diagram – Imagine distributed air quality sensors throughout NYC. RECAP: On December 2nd, 2011, I attended the NYC Open Sensor Network Workshop at Eyebeam. We focused on distributed citizen sensing of air quality. What are the challenges, limitations and possibilities of a distributed sensor network? The workshop began with an introduction to relevant [...]

Occu-bot
Occu-bot

Occu-bot and Management-bot Taeyoon Choi 12/25/2011 Occu-bot is a D.I.Y robot for occupation and picket holding. Management-bot (also known as the Financier) is a walking bot that accompanies the Occubot. Barking-bot is a megaphone-dog that confronts the Occubot and protects the Management-bot. A note from 9/27/2011 Yesterday I went down to the Wall street occupation in [...]

Sentient City Survival Kit
Sentient City Survival Kit

The Sentient City Survival Kit is a design research project that explores the social, cultural and political implications of ubiquitous computing for urban environments. It takes as its method the design, fabrication and presentation of a collection of artifacts, spaces and media for survival in the near-future sentient city. As computing leaves the desktop and [...]

Flock House
Migration patterns of people

What if mobile, self-sufficient living units were the building blocks for future cities?  In a time when growing urban populations are faced with environmental, political, and economic instability, and when dislocation and relocation is important to consider and reconcile, Flock House represents a group of migratory, sculptural living systems built collaboratively from reclaimed materials to merge with preexisting urban [...]