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Technology

These Cities Are Made For Watchin’

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs, by Ubisoft, has finally come out. In this game, you play an urban hacker in Chicago, who can hack into the operating system of the city and turn the very built environment into a weapon. We have talked about the game earlier in the context of how data-driven urban infrastructures create new possibilities of looking at the city and acting in it — for governments, citizens and hackers.

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Wearables For A Modern Urban Lifestyle

Personal Space Dress

Personal space can be a rare thing in overpopulated contemporary cities. Metro systems in cities like London, Tokyo and Hong Kong can be so overcrowded that you’re forced to share that space with strangers. That’s why Hong Kong-based artist Kathleen McDermott created a dress that automatically expands when someone gets too close.

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  • Placemeter Shows How Busy Places Are In Real-Time

    Placemeter

    Surveillance is a hot topic at the moment, and a cause for concern for many. Regardless of this, there are a number of useful ways that surveillance can be applied as an aid to 21st century living. An example of this is the Placemeter, which uses video feeds from across New York City to create an advanced warming system which allows users to find out how busy their destination is in real time.

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