Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Sentient Cover

As can be seen, the cover of Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space, published by The Architectural League and the MIT Press, features "a special 'heat sensitive' cover which will change color when exposed to sunlight or touch." Note that using the book as a coaster, like me, makes it quite difficult to read.


The book follows the League's "Towards the Sentient City" exhibition from 2009, with case studies by David Benjamin, Soo-in Yang, and Natalie Jeremijenko; Haque Design + Research; SENSEable City Lab; David Jimison and JooYoun Paek; and Anthony Townsend, Antonina Simeti, Dana Spiegel, Laura Forlano, and Tony Bacigalupo; and essays by Martijn de Waal, Keller Easterling, Matthew Fuller, Anne Galloway, Dan Hill, Omar Khan, Saskia Sassen, Trebor Scholz, Hadas Steiner, Kazys Varnelis, and Mimi Zeiger. A review is forthcoming.