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05 - Phantom City

6334: Sentient Cities as Cybernetic, Real-time, Control Systems: Theory and Practice of Urban Sensing
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diagram showing the interaction betwen the urban landscape, user, and the phantom city app

05 - Phantom City
6334: Sentient Cities as Cybernetic, Real-time, Control Systems: Theory and Practice of Urban Sensing
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a rating sytem

05 - Phantom City
6334: Sentient Cities as Cybernetic, Real-time, Control Systems: Theory and Practice of Urban Sensing
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location of user to nearest phantom city structures

05 - Phantom City
6334: Sentient Cities as Cybernetic, Real-time, Control Systems: Theory and Practice of Urban Sensing
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two images of the phantom city

05 - Phantom City
6334: Sentient Cities as Cybernetic, Real-time, Control Systems: Theory and Practice of Urban Sensing
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queries

1. How was the data collected?


the data is collected through a series of unbuilt architectural designs proposed for the City of New York
2. Why was the data collected?
to depict the imagination of a city that may have been, rather than a city that is or a city that was.
3. What is interesting about the data?
most data does not look at the vision of a city / location that could have been - this type of analysis seems unique, and is often not put in context with what could
have been, and where it would be in the present.
4. What stories about urban dynamics can the collected data tell?
many of our dreams and visions of a place are not always materialized. Having a chance to see a place that could have been is quite profound.
5. What sort of questions about urban dynamics can be answered by looking at the data?
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6. Who is the target audience of the data visualization?
architects, historians, people with an interest in the visions of the past
7. What are the audience’s goals when approaching the visualization?
to explore and interact the extents of the simulation
8. What do they stand to learn?
visions of the past that were never materialized
9. What sort of control are they offered over the interface that delivers the information?
the iphone app allows the user to navigate the city as they choose, and either stumble upon, or direct their way to a specific phantom city structure
10. How is the question of the magnitude of the data dealt with limiting the collected data, limiting the dimensionsons in the data set to be represented, or abstracting
the data?
it only deals with New York City at the moment, and does not expand to other cities or adjacent areas to NYC.
11. How does the original question to be addressed operate as the bench mark for eliminating unnecessary details in the data visualization?
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12. How are the particular patterns highlighted through visualization techqniques in order of their importance?
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13. Is the data of static or dynamic in nature?
Static
14. If the data is dynamic in nature, what happens when it starts to change? how does the audience interact with this ‘live’ data? How is the data that changes over
time unraveled?

05 - Phantom City
6334: Sentient Cities as Cybernetic, Real-time, Control Systems: Theory and Practice of Urban Sensing