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The Programmable City
How is the city translated into software and data, and how does software reshape the city?
Curated by Rob Kitchin
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Lily - The Camera That Follows You // #drone #robotics

Lily - The Camera That Follows You // #drone #robotics | The Programmable City |
The world's first true flying camera.


A new drone camera has been released that allows users to simply throw it in the air and have it follow them around.

The drone is designed to allow people to be filmed without having someone do it for them. It looks to be positioned towards the same people who use Go Pros, mounting them to their head to film snowboarding and other extreme sports, but allows for them to feature in the video themselves.


To use the drone, users simply turn it on and throw it up into the air. From there, it will follow a special transmitter or go in pre-programmed routes.


The drone is waterproof and small, only weighing 2.8 lbs. ...


Via Jacques Urbanska
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Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future

Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future | The Programmable City |

For many years, architects and city planners from around the world have been trying to create the green ideal: an entire city built to strict environmental standards- highly functional while still retaining aesthetic value.


Here’s a look at some green building and community design that caught our attention in recent months and may (or may not) become reality in the next several years. Their physical footprints may be large, but by using features such as wind power, solar, rainwater recycling and advanced air quality controls, their carbon footprints don't have to be...

Via Lauren Moss
Mercor's curator insight, January 2, 2013 6:33 AM

Rescooped by Digital Sustainability from green streets onto Digital Sustainability

Norm Miller's curator insight, January 2, 2013 4:32 PM

This is going beyond Mazdar in Dubai.  The reality is that we need to transform existing cities since starting from scratch is rare.  We need to retrofit cities more than build new ones, but still it is interesting.

Alexandre Pépin's curator insight, March 4, 2013 6:31 AM