Senseable City Lab
Cambridge, United States Website
"The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
June 14, 2013
Each academic year, the SENSEable City Lab invites students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to participate in the Digital City Design Workshop. The workshop seeks to provide pragmatic, technological solutions that address a key concern of urban living.
This video provides a concise overview of the projects developed in the 2012 Digital City Design Workshop. The projects were carried out in collaboration with the State of Rio de Janeiro and the World bank and the results were showcased during the Rio+20 Summit in the Rio Central Station.
We are interested in knowing what you think of these projects as we prepare for our next steps in realizing some of them. Please leave your comments on the youtube page of this video.
projects developed at the
Digital City Design Workshop 2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Senseable City Lab
Michela Barone Lumaga
James Ira Winder
in collaboration with
The State of Rio de Janeiro