Smart Art for Smart Cities

  • Heather Shipman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The concept of a smart city primarily refers to infrastructure and the ways that various systems can be integrated using technology. However, an integrated and efficient city does not constitute a livable city, where citizens are stimulated and inspired to remain. This study surveys successful smart art installations and applications, which can contribute to a sense of community and cultural expression, often targeting attributes such as accessibility, sustainability, and wayfinding. Smart art utilizes interaction and input to obtain statistics which enable real-time adaptivity, therefore engaging the user, giving them a sense of involvement and uniqueness in a potentially homogenous and controlled environment. The role of artistic and creative solutions in urban smart projects will be examined, in the context of permanent or long-term installations/solutions, rather than short-term exhibitions.


Design Smart art Interactivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University in the EmiratesDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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