'Smart cities' vs. true intelligence
The true enablers of participation turn out to be nothing more exciting than cheap commodity devices, reliable access to sufficiently high- bandwidth connectivity, and generic cloud services.
Adam Greenfield argues that instead of committing to futuristic visions of 'smart cities', governments should seek to replicate the efforts of groups like Occupy Sandy or the architectural collective who improved El Campo de Cebada, which relied on unglamorous, mature technologies. View full entry
Bracket [takes action]: submissions selected and new website launches!
[takes action] is the fourth issue from Bracket, Archinect's collaborative publication with InfraNet Lab. Edited by a diverse collection of professionals from the intersecting worlds of architecture, environment, and digital culture, Bracket's content is sourced from an open-call for... View full entry