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Communities on the front lines of the climate crisis have seen the immediate benefits of locally-managed digital infrastructure. But beyond resilience, grassroots networks are a test case for a collectively-forged technological future.
Live and on-air: dispatches from a community net-worker.
An indicator species in vinyl and metal, the streetside lockbox signals the rise of a short-term city.
As building technologies from doorbells to thermostats claim to become ever “smarter,” how do they mesh with the social life of shared spaces?
Introducing the series Digital Frictions. What happens when the “smart city” encounters other forms of urban intelligence?
An artist and an artificial intelligence, trained on the data of 1,000 anonymous New Yorkers, follow a path forged by no one in particular.
People trying to stay connected to their loved ones in New York's jails and prisons must travel great distances and navigate intimidating rules and requirements.
As police personnel and machinery have settled into New York City schools, the line between school discipline and criminal punishment has become blurry.
The NYPD vaunts crime mapping technologies from CompStat maps to a vast networked surveillance infrastructure. Who benefits?
28 maps track the networks of consultancy through which CompStat's architects spread the gospel — often for a tidy fee.