Linguine OS is a software platform that controls a variety of public space urban infrastructure technologies such as lighting, cameras, projectors and water fountains.

Linguine OS controls, monitors and connects together many different technology systems customarily deployed in large public urban spaces, using a number of different protocols and data formats. This includes both sensors and IoT data systems (air quality monitors, weather stations, traffic and noise devices) as well as outputs such as street and pavement lighting and water fountains. It can also take real time camera inputs in order to have systems respond in real-time to people in the public space.

By installing Linguine OS in a public urban space, city managers and innovation partners can rapidly reconfigure and design novel interactive experiences that surprise and delight people and get local businesses or members of the public involved in ‘designing’ and configuring these experiences, giving them a greater sense of participation in the governance of urban public space.

Overview of Linguine OS


  • On-site server and software platform, control interface
  • Built-in interoperability layer, can be configured to control a wide variety of systems using many different protocols (e.g. MQTT, DMX) and data formats
  • Integrate with existing systems, custom interactive modes
  • Community design engagement sessions
  • Optional mobile app for public interaction
Control interface in Linguine OS
Control interface in Linguine OS

Expected outcomes

As a result of deploying Linguine Public Space OS:

  • Public squares and spaces are turned into engaging and inviting interactive environments
  • Locals feel more involved in and excited by public spaces
  • City managers or local businesses can rapidly configure technology systems to create customised experiences

Use Cases

  • Public spaces, such as parks and urban squares
  • Campuses with sensor and urban infrastructure deployments
  • Private urban developments with large communal areas