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.

Ubisoft

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

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

Carmichael Collective

Why Does This Bench Need an Instruction Sign?

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

Rebar Group

The Street Hacker, Officially Embraced

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

Florian Rivière

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

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

Florian Rivière

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.

Reuters

An Eye on Cyber­attacks on Critical Infrastructure

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