15 Digital Technology Projects that Transformed Public Spaces Forever

Perhaps the tipping point was in 2004, when artist Jaume Plensa created the giant pixelated portraits of Chicagoans spouting water from Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. That may have been the moment we realized digital technology would forever transform the urban landscape. Fast-forward to 2015, and new digital technologies and connected data are making cities more open, efficient, and engaging. In the process, they’re changing the way we behave and interact with one another in public spaces.

We’ll cover the cityscape and digital technology at Xlab 2015—November 5-6 in New York City—including the new LinkNYC project that is providing city-wide WiFi and moving us a step closer to fully connected Smart Cities!

From media facades to increasingly seamless interfaces, digital technology is transforming our culture and cities. We dug into the SEGD archives and found many of the game-changers that have helped shape the urban landscape in recent years.

How can you transform the spaces and experiences you create? For inspiration, resources, and to connect with designers and technologists on the cutting edge of experience design, join the conversation at Xlab 2015!(But hurry, capacity is limited at this one-of-a-kind event!)

Xlab is in NYC, 11/05/15. Join the conversation.


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