The very first step in how we balance technology in our built environment is by listening. This video is a compilation of interviews of many voices on a number of loosely defined questions on technology and the urban environment. From a ten-year-old student to an eighty-year-old artist, the video demonstrates how technology can act as a double-edged sword, introducing both challenges and enrichment to our everyday lives.

 
 
 

What do you do?

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How has technology changed the type of work you produce?

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How do you define technology?

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How has technology changed the way you experience cities?

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What is considered good/bad technology?

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Which technology or technologies do you think will have the most impact on the urban environment?

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Should technology be accessible? And if so, how can we make it accessible?

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What Is the one question that we should ask ourselves as we try to balance the emerging technologies with the urban?

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Daniel O’Brien

Urban Scientist

Northeastern University
Boston Area Research Initiative

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Ever Drewicz

Student

Northeastern University
Boston Area Research Initiative

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Fábio Duarte

Research Scientist

MIT Sensible City Lab

 
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Andrew Witt

Architect & Digital Designer

Certain Measures
Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Elizabeth Christoforetti

Designer

Supernormal

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Eric Gordon

Researcher & Civic Designer

Engagement Lab at Emerson College

 
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Courtney Costello

Human Resources Professional

CBT

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Sae Kim AIA

Urban Designer

CBT

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Richard Bertman FAIA

Sculptor & Architect

CBT