Building the Future: A Distinguished Lecture Series for Academics and Professionals
Carlo Ratti discusses "Senseable Cities" and how they relate to the Human Habitat Experience.
The way we live, work and play is very different today than it was just a few decades ago, thanks in large part to a network of connectivity that now encompasses most people on the planet. In a similar way, today we are at the beginning of a new technological revolution: the internet is entering the physical space - the traditional domain of architecture and design - becoming an "Internet of Things" or IoT. As such, it is opening the door to a variety of applications that - in a similar way to what happened with the first wave of the internet - can encompass many domains: from energy to mobility, from production to citizen participation. The contribution from Prof. Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.