A smart city should reflect technology through the lens of public value. Rather than governments and corporations embracing smart technologies in search of problems, a civic smart city works with publics to define problems, and reflect on potential solutions, before implementing new technologies. Beth Coleman is an artist and technologist who creates public, civic, and poetic works. She directs the City as Platform Lab at University of Waterloo, Canada and is the co-founder of SoundLab Cultural Alchemy.
Artist: Beth Coleman
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Image credit: Beth Coleman
Presented at IdeasCity New Orleans