In 2006, the Architectural League partnered with Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz and Mark Shepard to organize a three-day symposium to explore the implications of situated technologies and ubiquitous computing on the built environment, to encourage architects and designers to contribute more aggressively to the development of these devices and systems, and to interrogate their potential futures.
Six years on and the conversation has been extended to a nine part pamphlet series called Situated Technologies. The final installment was issued in April 2012 with all the pamphlets listed below.
The exhibition Toward a Sentient City further explores the interplay between technology, architecture and examines the affects on the contemporary consciousness of space.
Urban Computing and Its Discontents
by Adam Greenfield and Mark Shepard
Urban Versioning System 1.0
by Matthew Fuller and Usman Haque
Situated Advocacy, a double issue featuring
“Community Wireless Networks as Situated Advocacy” by Laura Forlano and Dharma Dailey, and “Suspicious Images, Latent Interfaces” by Benjamin Bratton and Natalie Jeremijenko
Responsive Architecture/Performing Instruments
by Philip Beesley and Omar Khan
A Synchronicity: Design Fictions for Asynchronous Urban Computing
by Julian Bleecker and Nicolas Nova
by Hans Frei and Marc Böhlen
From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City
by Trebor Scholz and Laura Y. Liu
The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World
by Christian Nold and Rob van Kranenburg
Modulated Cities: Networked Spaces, Reconstituted Subjects
by Helen Nissenbaum and Kazys Varnelis
Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series,
—-> download from archleague.org
Image: The Transparent City, Michael Wolf TC87a (2008)