Publication: Rezone Playful Interventions – Spelen voor de toekomst

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Rezone Playful Interventions - Spelen voor de toekomst

Last year The Mobile City was a partner in the project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this project three teams of an architect and a game studio created a temporary playful urban intervention for a near-vacant factory at the edge of the city center of Den Bosch. The

NWO KIEM funds new research program “Hackable Metropolis Amsterdam”

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We are happy to announce that NWO (the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) has granted funding to our research project “Hackable Metropolis Amsterdam: investigating the future of city-making in urban lab Buiksloterham”. The project is a collaboration between Michiel de Lange (project leader; Utrecht University,

Lecture Eric Gordon: Play, Games and Power (Amsterdam 23/6)

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The VU Graduate School of Humanities in collaboration with NICA (and with the involvement of The Mobile City) organizes a lecture and masterclass with American researcher and game designer Eric Gordon.

We are looking for an intern ‘smart cities’ (Dutch speaking)

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This fall, together with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency The Mobile City will take part in a research project called Smart Cities in a Smart Society. We are looking for an intern that would like to assist us in this exciting new project!

Athens Hackable Metropolis – workshop report

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Invited by prof. Dimitris Charitos from the New Technologies Laboratory in Communication, Education and the Mass Media, Faculty of Communication and Mass Media, in the School of Economics and Political Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, we ran a three-day workshop in

Workshop Athens Hackable Metropolis May 5-7 2014

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We are in Athens from May5-7 2014 organizing a workshop together with our friends from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athensth and the Hybrid City Conferences, as part of our research into Hackable Cities.

Playing for the Future: event April 17 2014 about play, games and urban (re)developments

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Last year, The Mobile City partnered in the project “Rezone Playful Interventions” about the use of playful design strategies to repurpose vacant spaces. In this project three teams composed of an architect and a game studio collaborated and created a temporary playful urban intervention for

“Smart City is opportunity to change the ‘defaults’ in our society” Report Meeting of the Minds Amsterdam

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Last December, more than 150 professionals came together in an event organised by the city of Amsterdam, Cisco and Meeting of the Minds to debate on the trends of smart city development. One of the highlights was the vision on the development of smart cities

The City as Interface

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On the face of it, the rise of ‘urban media’ is mainly a practical matter: thanks to these technologies we can organize our lives more conveniently. But the rise of these technologies also presents us with an important philosophical issue: How do they influence the way that the city functions as a community? This is the main question of The City as Interface, a new book by The Mobile City’s co-founder Martijn de Waal.

Exhibition review. PolakvanBekkum’s GPS Art: from a documentary to an artistic medium

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Last week I visited the exhibition Move Still Move at Rento Brattinga Galerie in Amsterdam, an intriguing exploration of gps technology as an artistic medium by the artist duoPolakvanBekkum.

Made By Us @ Shenzhen Biennale

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We are excited to announce that the exhibition Made by Us that we have curated in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut will open on Dec 7 2013 at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture in Shenzhen.

“Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design” – First Monday article

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The Mobile City contributed a paper to the very interesting special November 2013 issue of First Monday called “Waves, Bits & Bricks: Media and The Social Production of Urban Space“. How has media affected cities in real, concrete terms? How do “bits” and “waves” become “bricks”?

Report workshop day2 “Made By Us: using smart technologies to repurpose industrial heritage”

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Eva Xie presenting

Report workshop day 2 “Made By Us: using smart technologies to repurpose industrial heritage” Under the motto better late than never, the second part of the “Made By Us” Beijing Design Week workshop report. As part of the overarching project Made By Us, The New Institute

Smart City World Congress Report

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Cristina presenting

Last week we joined the Smart City world congress in Barcelona, a three-day event bringing together representatives of city governments, technology companies and academia with a common interest in the ways Smart Cities change the world. As the biggest organisation in the field of Smart