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Toward the Sentient City critically explored the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture and urban space. Curated by Mark Shepard and organized by the Architectural League of New York, the exhibition was on view from September 17 – November 8, 2009 and featured five newly commissioned projects distributed throughout the New York City by Usman Haque; David Benjamin, Soo-in Yang and Natalie Jeremijenko; David Jimison and JooYoun Paek; Anthony Townsend with the Breakout! team; and the Senseable City Lab at MIT.

Visit the exhibition website.

Extreme Homeostats: the architecture of ill-tempered environments

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A graduate design studio that develops responsive architecture for the NYC subway and addresses environmental health problems.

False Positive

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It is not just the trust we place in network infrastructure but also our willingness to trade bits […]

Atmospheric Urbanism

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Investigating how natural and artificial atmospheric systems can serve as models for the design, analysis and interpretation of the architecture of urban environments.

Media Robotics I: Physical Computing

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This course introduces basic concepts and techniques for creating objects, spaces and media that sense and respond to their physical surroundings.

Toward the Sentient City

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An exhibition critically exploring the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture and urban space.

Turbulence: Air Responsive Architecture

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A graduate research studio that explores the atmosphere of the freeway and proposes various responsive architecture that engage its ecology.

Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture and the future of urban space

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Sentient City explores the experience of living in a city that employs networked digital technologies to remember, correlate, and anticipate.

Situated Technologies Pamphlets Series

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The Situated Technologies Pamphlets series explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism.

SEEN-Fruits of your labor

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An infrared urban screen for promoting dialogue and interaction between remote publics.

Relational Geometries

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A technic course that introduces students to parametric design and rapid prototyping technologies.

Propagative Urbanism

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Propagative Urbanism is a way of thinking about shaping the architecture of urban space in terms of a bottom-up, participatory approach to the evolution of cities.