Soo In Yang, Natalie Jeremijenko and David Benjamin
Two networks of interactive, luminescent tubes floating in the East River and the Bronx River monitor and report water quality, presence of fish and human interest in the river. Through a simple text message interface, the project links the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the city, urging citizens to look beneath the surface and suggesting a new mode of engagement with natural systems and public information.
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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