Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space
Client—The Architectural League of New York
Production—Regal, Hong Kong
Publisher/Distributor—The MIT Press
170 by 240 mm, 232 pages, lay flat binding
Editor—Mark Shephard

Sentient City is a book that began with the exhibition we designed with curator Mark Shephard for The Architectural League of New York in 2009. The book takes advantage of a different mode of attention, featuring a section of critical essays that accompany illustrated texts about the projects that were included in the exhibition. What we like about the book is that it extends the ideas laid out in the exhibition, taking full advantage of the book and the reflection it supports.

The cover has a feature: it is printed on thermographic paper, which changes color when it is touched. The suggestion of the book being a sentient object was just too much to resist.