On Friday, May 12, I helped present a live event in New York City called The Future of Cities. The Augmented City podcast worked with Digital, Life and Designplus Knotelto develop and curate a content program for a select audience of around 120 people. The guiding question revolved around what happens to our ideas of space and place in an augmented city?
What happens when intelligent technology mixes with culture to create new possibilities for urban biology, autonomous transportation, urban agriculture and the urban energy grid? We explored these physical issues plus new storytelling models for communicating some of the changes and choices facing people as a result of these technologies.
It’s been nine months since we launched The Augmented City podcast. I want to thank DLD and Knotel for allowing us to work with them on the content program for The Future of Cities. It helps validate the idea that a conversation about culture, technology and urban life is an important one to have if we’re to understand how people will live in an augmented society.