urban research art, technology and urban life

Mark Shepard
Geoff Manaugh and Mary Mattingly
Geoff Manaugh and Mary Mattingly

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 human and societal dislocation and relocation increasingly erode stable notions of dwelling, Eyebeam Fellow Mary Mattingly’s Flock House project represents a group of migratory, sculptural [...]

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 [...]