Can cities sense, think, self-express and self-regulate? "Sonic Identities" project simply questions the amount of sonic data that can be gathered from a single coordinate on Earth. Individual identities of each single coordinate performs like a fingerprint, a retina.
The ability of human mind to handle larger urban complexities is improving each day, thanks to the human’s role-shifting from the processor to the conductor. At this point, we should widen the topic of “complexity” to estimate the possibilities of inventing new interfaces between cities and users. Batty defines “complex systems” in an extremely basic way as systems consist of other complex systems. Then he exemplifies it with two topics; economies and cities, where both are highly complex, yet both connected with other upper complex systems. (Batty, 2007) If we interpret the same approach to urban scale, the results would be a correspondent. “Artifacts that we build to give physical representation to cities can also be so partitioned into their component parts,” says Batty, when defining the city as a complex system. (Batty, 2007)
Presently, thanks to the simultaneity supplied by the shifting of the human’s role in data processing, new expression methods could be generated to reveal more of the information driven by the big data. (Chandler 2015) In other words, the interface between raw data and observer has the chance to evolve into things which have more depth and sophistication inside.