Sense and the City explored how new digital technologies are changing the way we work, play and interact with each other and the city itself. In a nostalgic and thought-provoking first section, images and artefacts explored sometimes prescient, sometimes laughable past visions of the future. In the multi-layered second section, stunning video and image case studies illustrated how digital technologies are changing the way we access and experience the city. Visitors were encouraged to vote on whether the digital future appears utopian, dystopian, or just over-hyped.
Stephen was initially brought in to provide curatorial definition to the original idea. Having developed the exhibition storylines, he went on to develop the exhibition text, acquire hundreds of digital video and image assets, and support in-house curatorial staff in object acquisition.
The project was produced in partnership with Royal College of Art (RCA), and was supported by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Clear Channel and Native Design.
Stephen Feber was the executive curator on the project. Ben James designed the excellent fluid digital graphics and interfaces. The talented in house team was lead by Andy Spencer as Head of Design and Charles Dodgson in control of all things digital. Veronica Dominiak provided dogged curatorial ground work. Fraser Hall developed the 3D design.