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!
Author Archives: Martijn de Waal
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.
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.
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.