An Interface of Anticipated Care


The interactive website borrows a managerial technique of the question matrix to explore ideas around urban life and technologies of control. Building a rubric of inquiry derived from the coded assumptions of an urban simulation model that uses techniques of behavioral control to maximize resource-efficiency, health, and emotional wellbeing it provides answers that highlight other ways of inhabiting space. Responses vary in their tonal register, position in time, and often become deranged from their site of bureaucratic control. The text draws from borrowed visions of the future and descriptions of historical events. Organized around a set of prompts and questions, it is imagined as a script, or piece of experimental writing for the contemplation and production of a new vocabulary to engage with the timeliness of urban conditions.