The Algorithm that Ate The Street

by Paul Guzzardo
on November 14, 2019

“The Algorithm that Ate The Street” proposes a street tool. A tool to help see, map, and maybe act. The tool is tagged “The Digital Street Lab in a Box” (DSLB). It is a hammer and a triage system, a Patrick Geddes - Hannah Arendt mashup. It’s a hammer in the face of weaponized data, those predictive machines whose goal is to create a perfect model of who you are, what you want, and what you’re going to do. And it’s triage gear, kit to keep us _ the half-seeing _ standing in the face of an unceasing data assault.

About Paul Guzzardo

Guzzardo’s research examines the role of architects and urban designers in our “digitized culture.” His activist Media Information Literacy praxis includes: nightclubs, outdoor multimedia projections, street-front media-labs, street theatre, remix concerts, gallery installations, documentary films, litigation, and architectural-urban design workshops. He looks to the street as the stage to probe how we're being changed by information technologies. He uses the street as a platform to assemble “networks” to critique the network, “A Recursive Urbanism.”