Scalable City


Scalable City is an ongoing art work that extends to various media, including gaming, immersive installations, sculptures and digital prints. Its central piece is a computer game involving users, data and algorithms as applied to urban development. Users’ activities are simultaneously constructive and destructive. This work poetically draws analogies through mis-application of computational processes to design decisions and how development in general can produce unintended effects after much iteration.

Support for the development of Scalable City comes from IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Vicon, High Moon Studios, the UC Discovery Grant program, UCSD’s Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), as well as the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), whose gallery@calit2 in Atkinson Hall is the venue for the current exhibit.













The gallery@calit2 accepts proposals on a rolling basis.

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