(SENSEable City Lab (EE UU), (Carlo Ratti + Assaf Bidermann + Fabien Girardin + David Lu + Andrea Vaccari), Los ojos del mundo, 2009, Software, video-projection. http://senseable.mit.edu/worldseyes)
Contemporary urban space is no longer mobilised by a utopian, ultra-rational, standardising modernist inprint; nor is it fully defined operationally by physical infrastructure alone. Increasingly subject to personalised experiences and characterised invisibly by dynamic processes and human flows, it is a sentient city, whose pervasive digital and other environmental properties have an “alive” quality that can be monitored to help organise our lives.(Domus via @laperiferia)
Also, check out The Data City essay that Richard Prouty published in the Information issue of MAS Context.