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
How games are playing us – Eric Gordon’s lecture and workshop on civic gaming and the difference between gamification and empowerment
Many governments have over the last few years taken an interest in the use of games and playful strategies for interacting with – or even ‘empowering’ – their citizens. “How can we use games for civic purposes?” is the main research question for designers working
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,
Workshop with Eric Gordon urban gaming & civil participation on digital media platforms, 24 June 2014
As a follow-up event on Eric Gordon’s public lecture on June 23, we’re co-organizing a small closed workshop session with Eric Gordon and a number of urban game professionals on June 24, 2014. Workshop with Eric Gordon about urban gaming & civil participation on digital
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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