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Acknowledgements 005 Introduction: A New Urban Ideal 009 Spatialised Intelligence 011 Technology, Space and Politics 015 Chapter 1: The Advent of the Smart City, from Flow Management to Event Control 023 Defining the Smart City 024 Self-Fulfilling Fictions 030 The Sentient and Sensory City 037 Massive Quantities of Data 046 What Happens 052 Chapter 2: A Tale of Two Cities 067 Neocybernetic Temptation 069 The Cyborg-City Hypothesis 078 Spontaneous City, Collaborative City 083 The Digital Individual 091 Chapter 3: Urban Intelligence, Space and Maps 105 Augmented Reality and Geolocation 106 Towards Three-Dimensional Urbanism 110 A New Relationship to Infrastructure 119 The Stakes of Representation 124 A New Aesthetic 138 Laboratories of Public Life in the Digital Age 140 Conclusion: The Challenges of Intelligence 145 The Limits of All-Digital Solutions 146 The Necessary Diversification of Scenarios 149 Public/Private 153 From Event to History 154 Bibliography 158 Index 162 Picture Credits 167

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Antoine Picon is the G Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also researcher at the ?cole Nationale des Ponts et Chauss?es and President of the Fondation Le Corbusier. His current research focuses on contemporary issues around digital culture, architecture and the city.

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