Hackers

The Skateboard As a Swiss Army Knife for Urban Living

Coat hanger, bottle opener, laptop desk? A French artist shows that a skateboard can be all of these, and more.

The Dark Side of the Smart City, in Video Game Form

"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.

Why Does This Bench Need an Instruction Sign?

Has the city's public-works department gone rogue?

The Street Hacker, Officially Embraced

Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

An artist transformed this revolving billboard in Berlin into something that's fun for kids.

A Crosswalk You Can Roll Up and Carry Away

Urban hacker Florian Rivière makes the streets of France his playground with movable crosswalks, pigeon traps and a shopping-cart soccer field.

An Eye on Cyber­attacks on Critical Infrastructure

A recent hacking scare at an Illinois water district should have cities taking notice