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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.
A huge range of emergent technologies give police new ways to gather data and surveil. What's on the market?
The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?
How BetaNYC builds the tools community boards need for the 21st century.
Battles for inclusion and exclusion in the life of the city more often end in stand-offs than in skirmishes.