Mark Shepard
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Urban Design
6.7 x 9.5 inches, paperback, 200 pages, 80 color and 20 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780262515863
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95

From the Publisher. Our cities are "smart" and getting smarter as information processing capability is embedded throughout more and more of our urban infrastructure. Few of us object to traffic light control systems that respond to the ebbs and flows of city traffic; but we might be taken aback when discount coupons for our favorite espresso drink are beamed to our mobile phones as we walk past a Starbucks. Sentient City explores the experience of living in a city that can remember, correlate, and anticipate. Five teams of architects, artists, and technologists imagine a variety of future interactions that take place as computing leaves the desktop and spills out onto the sidewalks, streets, and public spaces of the city.

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