While there are certainly some fun ideas floating around, the focus is more on these concepts than their realization, and as such things can get pie-in-the-sky fairly quickly. But if you keep this in mind it can be interesting reading, and it will at the very least introduce to you a new way of thinking about the way we shape and are shaped by our surroundings.
Some introductory links:
- Bldg Blog is a popular blog dedicated to architectural conjecture and urban speculation
- the Architectural League of New York hosts occasional events and exhibits; their current exhibit Toward the Sentient City touches on ubiquitous computing in cities
- Subtopia discusses the impact of architecture on social structure, and the resulting military implications (current posts have mostly been link compilations, but there's a good about page here)
- grinding.be occasionally posts pieces of urban-minded futurism
- and back in June I linked a talk put out by the Complex Terrain Lab on urban warfare and infrastructure
- Also technology-wise (much as I cringe to use half of these buzzwords) concepts discussed include QR codes, wireless sensor networks, geotagging, augmented reality, ubiquitous computing, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing, among others