Notes towards the ubiquitous monitoring and automating of our built environment. The Internet of Big Things.
Ideas to discuss
- How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables
- Smart city versus surveillance state.
Shannon Mattern, A City Is Not a Computer:
“What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few ideas, like “fish tacos” and “pez dispensers.”)
Adam Greenfield is the guy who calls out technocapitalist utopians and will hence not get you funded.
Also this review of his Against the smart city.
Against the smart city itself, why not?
Tom Armitage, Some of these things are not like the others
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