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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Mark Shepard (us)
Sentient City Survival Kit

Objects, 2010

As computing leaves the desktop and spills out onto the public spaces of the city, information processing becomes embedded in everyday urban space. Pervasive/ubiquitous computing evangelists herald a coming age of urban information systems capable of sensing and responding to the events transpiring around them. The Sentient City Survival Kit consists of a collection of artefacts, spaces and media for survival in the near-future sentient city.

About the Artist

Mark Shepard is an artist, architect and researcher whose work addresses new social spaces and signifying structures of contemporary network cultures. His current research investigates the implications of mobile and pervasive computing for architecture and urbanism. Recent work includes the Tactical Sound Garden, an open source software platform for cultivating virtual sound gardens in urban public space. Shepard is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Media Study at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he co-directs the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies.

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Galerie RWE Tower
Freistuhl 7
44137 Dortmund

Map Dortmund

The Sentient City Survival Kit is a project of Creative Capital. It is sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University at Buffalo. Additional support provided through residencies at V2_ The Institute for Unstable Media (in cooperation with ISEA2010 RUHR), Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and the Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University.