Release on 2016-06-28 | by Carlo Ratti,Matthew Claudel
Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life
Author: Carlo Ratti,Matthew Claudel
Pubpsher: Yale University Press
Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear—cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation, we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities.
The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones.
Batman: Hush writer Jeph Loeb and other all-star creators contine to bring the Man of Steel into the 21st century, as an epic era of Superman flies forward in this second collected edition volume! A bold era for Superman continues as all-star creators including Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Joe Kelly, J.M. DeMatteis and more push the Man of Steel into the new millennium! Stories include Superman's return to Smallville and team-up with Superboy, plus The Joker and Harley Quinn invading Metropolis! Then, in the "Critical Condition" storyline, Superman must search for a missing Lois Lane--while a mystery illness threatens his life! Collects Superman #155-159, Adventures of Superman #577-581, Action Comics #764-768, and Superman: The Man of Steel #99-103.
No hotel is as inseparably linked to its city than Raffles Hotel, writes Pico Iyer, arguably the world’s greatest travel writer alive. Drawing upon numerous stays in Raffles over 35 years and the fast-ascending city all around it, Iyer—a lifelong global soul—reflects on the “Grand Old Lady’s” literary legacy and its mark on writers everywhere. In the process, he finds new ways of considering not just yesterday, but tomorrow. How have Singapore and its white-stucco monument evolved to meet the needs of a shifting world? In this compact volume, Iyer pulls back the curtains on a personal, thoughtful and surprising look at places we too often take for granted.