Where Code Meets Concrete
Introducing the series Digital Frictions. What happens when the “smart city” encounters other forms of urban intelligence?
Stalking the Smart City
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.
Where Corrections Meets Connections
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.
Where School Meets Prison
As police personnel and machinery have settled into New York City schools, the line between school discipline and criminal punishment has become blurry.
Policing Is an Information Business
The NYPD vaunts crime mapping technologies from CompStat maps to a vast networked surveillance infrastructure. Who benefits?
The CompStat Evangelist Consultant World Tour
28 maps track the networks of consultancy through which CompStat's architects spread the gospel — often for a tidy fee.
A Non-Exhaustive Taxonomy of Tools of Data-Driven Policing
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?
Hacking the Civic Architecture
How BetaNYC builds the tools community boards need for the 21st century.
Public Space Arms Race
Battles for inclusion and exclusion in the life of the city more often end in stand-offs than in skirmishes.