This introductory chapter argues that technology-mediated interactions in cities today can be better understood and conceived of by adopting an improvisation-based design perspective. This allows one to better disclose the potential of today's technology-saturated urban environments for urban dwellers. Improvisation is here examined as a framework for making, for the design of interactions in what this chapter refers as the hybrid city. It leverages the essence of improvisation as an art, a practice, and a concept to construct a system of ideas to help better understand the current condition of the hybrid city. And to facilitate the design of urban interventions, the chapter puts forth a set of four principles, or positions, that underlie the design of interactions in hybrid cities.
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