Mark Shepard is an artist and architect whose work addresses contemporary entanglements of technology and urban life. Recent work includes the Sentient City Survival Kit, a collection of artifacts, spaces and media for survival in the near-future ‘sentient’ city. The Sentient City Survival Kit probes the social, cultural and political implications of ubiquitous computing for urban environments. The project aims to raise awareness of the implications for privacy, autonomy, trust and serendipity in this highly observant, ever-more efficient and over-coded city. His edited book based on the exhibition titled Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture and the future of urban space was published by MIT Press and the Architectural League of New York.