Lisbon – The inaugural conference invited architects, artists and academics to speculate on post-internet cities.
As technology advances and the idea of the city evolves, the newly opened Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) played host to a variety of thought-leaders whose work explores the way future urban environments will respond to current cultural habits.
Tim Durfee, Ben Hooker and Jenny Rodenhouse presented their video work Everything on Time, which considered five possible metropolis environments. In the first part of the film, Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAV) Urbanism, the artists looked at how the characteristics of autonomous cars will shape cities.
Just as an acre was originally devised to represent the amount of land that could be ploughed in a day, the flight paths, functionality and battery life of these machines will be used to establish new measurements of distance.