City API

Michael Wolf, The Transparent City, TC87a (2008).

As the growing urban population continue to produce a mass amount of data, the city will develop its own set of A.P.Is (application programme interfaces). City A.P.Is will create new understandings of the urban landscape. We will be able to interact with architecture beyond its physical form, in real time; perhaps learning how certain areas of the city feel.  How can we solve problems for those who don’t speak, who are offline and invisible?

References:

http://www.situatedtechnologies.net/?q=node/85 – What lessons can architecture learn from software development, and more specifically, from the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement?

http://www.superflux.in/work/india-elastic-cities – By 2030, 40% of India’s population will live in cities. That’s the equivalent of 590 million people, up from 350 million in 2010.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/dec/06/lse-electric-city-urban-society-mapping-graphics-london – The 2012 LSE Cities conference explores how urban societies across the world are adapting to and embracing technological innovation and environmental change.

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