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Architecture By Everyone

An experiment in crowdsourced architecture masterminded by ASU’s John Ball provided a glimpse of a radically democratic urban future where citizens have the power to hack and remake their lived environment. Choral conductor Eric Whitacre managed to create a virtual choir with over 8,000 crowd-sourced voices from 101 countries. Then he placed each contributor’s video in an architectural setting. If hundreds of people can join together to create one harmony in a chorus, can thousands of people collaborative to design a smarter, safer, more equitable city?