urbanomnibus.net/2009/09/toward-the-sentient-city-interviews/

Usman Haque
Natural Fuse
A city-wide network of biotic devices act as both electricity outlets and as a shared resource that offsets C02. The exhibition space will act as a store where visitors trade in an economy of plants networked in their ability to produce electricity and to act as a carbon-sink. Cooperation among user produces more energy to share; inefficiencies or greed diminish the network’s capacity.

One in a series of five interviews with the designers who participated in the Architectural League's 2009 exhibition, Toward the Sentient City, in which they reflect on how their work explores implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urban space.

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