The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Exhibition Hall

Sensory Cities
Faisal Anwar and Zulfikar Hirji

Sensory Cities is a multi-media installation that uses tweeted and instagrammed images and sounds to explore how urban density, connectivity, resilience and diversity are understood amongst young city dwellers. The installation’s data is collected through the series of participatory social media workshops and will ultimately take the form of projections and sound-showers that can be viewed and heard on the surface of a wall and accessed through electronic tablets and cell phones. The exhibition and corresponding workshops examine how the ethical use of social media and big data can be used for positive social change.