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.
Author Archives: Martijn de Waal
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.
Future Everything has published a highly interesting publication titled Smart Citizens. The Mobile City contributed an essay: Open Data: From ‘Platform’ to ‘Program’.
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.
Impakt Festival 2013: Capitalism Catch 22 Impakt Online: On Group Formations Impakt Onlie Curators Sabine Niederer and Raymond Taudin Chabot are looking for artists who want to create or showcase work as part of the upcomming Impakt Festival related to the festivals’ theme Group Formation.
We are looking for an ‘embedded researcher’ that will help us to develop a conceptual toolkit to add the social dimension to the debates about smart cities.
This week the book From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen was launched by MIT Press. The Mobile City’s Martijn de Waal contributed one of the chapters in which he investigates several urban ideals that underlie the design of urban media.
The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science promotes the use of cheap open source tools such as kite photography to empower local communities and raise a sense of ‘ownerhsip’ with important environmental issues.
The last few months Michiel and I have spent most of our time on the organization of our The Mobile City Event 2010: ‘Designing the Hybrid City‘ – an expert meeting we organized in the context of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai together with