Last Friday at RECESS in Southeast Portland saw some 100 purveyors of urbanity gather for a collaborative event showcasing intersections of art and science as the technological fabric of cities. Organized by the Futurescapes City Tours and RECESS curator Tori Abernathy, attendees were treated to a number of different installations, presentations, and speakers. The focus of the event was exploring the role that technology plays in shaping the city – and how that technology changes us as users of the city.
From FCT’s event page: We live in a world mediated by technology. We rarely, if ever, get a chance to think about how technologies both old and new affect our lives, our communities, and our cities – and how we might shape technologies in new and different ways so that they better represent the things we care about.