Another project commissioned by the ‘Toward the Sentient City‘ exhibition.
Creators: Anthony Townsend (Institute for the Future), Georgia Borden, Amanda Kross, Jung Hoon Kim, Antonina Simeti (DEGW), Dana Spiegel (NYCwireless), Laura Forlano (Parsons The New School for Design), Tony Bacigalupo (New Work City), Sean Savage (PariSoMa), Elysse Preposi (Sarah Lawrence College)
“Breakout! is a festival of work in the city, that explores the dynamic possibilities of a single question: what if the entire city was your office? Drawing inspiration from the shared office spaces of the coworking movement, Breakout! creates alternative venues for collaborative work outside of traditional office buildings by injecting lightweight versions of essential office infrastructure into urban public spaces.” Read more about the project here.
Related link: Breakout! project website
“A set of three street furniture pieces that come to life with embedded intelligence and robotic systems” created by designers JooYoun Paek, David Jimison & engineers Daniel Bauen, Aaron Gilbert, Bill Washabaugh. “Too Smart City presents technological solutions to current problems, but as failures, rather than as progress: a future where everyday objects are rendered non-functional by their overly enthusiastic usage of computational intelligence.”
1. The Smart Bench is a two-person seater that recognizes vagrancy and is capable of lifting people up and dumping them off.
2. The Smart Sign displays the latest legal codes on its glossy video monitor, pointing at and addressing people as they walk by.
3. The Smart Trashcan is a metal bin that analyzes what is being discarded. Throw the wrong trash away, and the Smart Trashcan throws it right back at you.
To read more about the project click here. To watch the video click here. The project was commissioned by the ‘Toward the Sentient City‘ exhibition curated by Mark Shepard.
Body sculptures/interventions in public space by Lucy Orta.
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