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Luca Picardi

Look At Your City

http://www.lucapicardi.com

London, United Kingdom
I am a designer and artist from London. I use the Internet, photography, ethnography and design to explore urban space. Most recently I’ve been awarded by the British Council with the Helsinki Design Week Residency.

Chatbot Cities


How talking avatars will shape our urban space

Chatbot Cities


How talking avatars will shape our urban space
Chatbot cities explores the role that personalised digital assistants will have in becoming cognitive control systems of our built environment

Imagine a world where our spaces speak to us, no longer simply supporting us but actively participating in the reconfiguration of space. From Amazon Alexa to Siri, conversational software is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the way we communicate. But what if we could use AI to assess our cities based on data points, algorithms and peoples’ behaviours captured in real-time? This could enable the built environment to be a cognitive system of evolution – interpreting data, visuals and audio and converting it into tangible utilitarian functions and engineering applications. The implications on architecture could involve the shifting of room layouts, adapting of light and sound and implementation of urban forests in low-air quality areas. The growth of these feedback loops between people, cities and technology raises a number of intriguing. How will architectural aesthetics behave? What happens to ownership with the prioritisation social, economic and environmental efficiency?


Chatbot Cities


How talking avatars will shape our urban space

Chatbot Cities


How talking avatars will shape our urban space
Chatbot cities explores the role that personalised digital assistants will have in becoming cognitive control systems of our built environment

Imagine a world where our spaces speak to us, no longer simply supporting us but actively participating in the reconfiguration of space. From Amazon Alexa to Siri, conversational software is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the way we communicate. But what if we could use AI to assess our cities based on data points, algorithms and peoples’ behaviours captured in real-time? This could enable the built environment to be a cognitive system of evolution – interpreting data, visuals and audio and converting it into tangible utilitarian functions and engineering applications. The implications on architecture could involve the shifting of room layouts, adapting of light and sound and implementation of urban forests in low-air quality areas. The growth of these feedback loops between people, cities and technology raises a number of intriguing. How will architectural aesthetics behave? What happens to ownership with the prioritisation social, economic and environmental efficiency?



Idea by

Luca Picardi
Look At Your City
London
United Kingdom
I am a designer and artist from London. I use the Internet, photography, ethnography and design to explore urban space. Most recently I’ve been awarded by the British Council with the Helsinki Design Week Residency.