This Urban Monitoring System was developed to explore the future potential of pervasive technology. What would be possible when an open source infrastructure of networked devices start sharing the data they collect? Could we use this data to emulate a more human perspective on the environment?

The system focuses on three of our five sensors; collecting visual data used to emulate sight, sound data to emulate hearing, and door data to emulate our sense of smell.

Through the amalgamation of these different data sets it becomes possible to emulate someones environmental surroundings at any location. But not only this, by recording the data over time and adding a position (from a GPS device) you can reconstruct your or other peoples past sensory surroundings.