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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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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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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

Embedded Researcher – Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis

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Over the last few years, digital media has started to change the experience of the city in many ways. First, various parties in the city have started to produce, collect and publish lots of data about urban life. These data can be used to get

Smart Citizens & Open Data

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Future Everything has published a highly interesting publication titled Smart Citizens. The Mobile City contributed an essay: Open Data: From ‘Platform’ to ‘Program’.

Media interventions in the city: assembling new publics of strangers (guest post by Katía Truijen)

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Occasionally we post contributions from guest authors. This one below is a section from the interesting MA thesis by Katía Truijen. Enjoy! === Media interventions in the city: assembling new publics of strangers Katía Truijen – new media researcher This article is an excerpt of the

Smart cities vs smart citizens

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PBL expert meeting on Smart Cities with Dan Hill Over the last few years the South Korean New Town of Songdo has emerged as the epitome of the ‘smart city’ of the future – a city that uses software and sensor-driven feedback loops to optimize

Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis @HOT100 Workshop Report

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Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis was invited to contribute to the 2013 Hot100 program, a workshop with the best alumni in the arts, media and technology, which took place on Friday the 27th of September in the framework of Today’s Art Festival. So far an initiative of

Public Space & The Public Good / Social Cities of Today

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Social Cities of Today is a research project that investigates the role new media platforms can play in the creation of ‘Urban Publics’, groups of citizens who are organized around a common theme, issue, resource, goal, interest or geographical location. Here’s a first project update.

Report workshop day1 “Made By Us: using smart technologies to repurpose industrial heritage”

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As part of the overarching project Made By Us, The New Institute and The Mobile City in collaboration with CMoDA have organized a two-day workshop during the Beijing Design Week. In this workshop participants from various professional and national backgrounds address the reuse of former

Invitation to mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage” 27 Sept. 2013

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The Mobile City and The New Institute in collaboration with CMoDA are very happy to invite you to the mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage”, which is part of the full-day event “The Dao of Being Smart“, organized by CMoDA