in the first HACKS initiative field report, simon and rosemary go to a public consultation for Sidewalk Labs, Google/Alpahbet's "smart city" project for toronto's quayside area. this leads us to ponder the value and meaning of "smart cities" in general. in another topic we're sure to revisit, we also take stock of Amazon's campaign to make every major (and not so major) city in north america debase itself in the hopes of becoming the home of their second headquarters, or as you may know it, "HQ2."
hq2 critic Bianca Wylie on Medium: https://medium.com/@biancawylie
the song at the end is "tech bro" by Childbirth