A while ago our study ‘Ownership in the Hybrid City’ was published. The study, written in collaboration with Virtueel Platform, informs the event Social Cities of Tomorrow (14 − 17 Feb 2012). In the study we explore how digital media can strengthen ‘ownership’, that is,
(This article was published a few days ago on Engaging Cities, as a guest contribution) Social Cities: how to engage citizens with digital media Michiel de Lange – The Mobile City The increasing growth and complexity of cities raises the question how we can use
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.
In Divining a Digital Future (2011), computer scientist Paul Dourish (Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine) and cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell (Intel Interaction and Experience Research Lab) again team up in an attempt to marry ethnography with ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) research. The
Imagine if photography was only used to create images for product catalogues. No artistic use came to mind, no aesthetics deemed nesessary. It’s not a strange thought experiment. This, following Bolter and Grusin’s book Remediation, is roughly speaking what happens to any new medium when
Some weeks ago The Economist published an article about ‘the internet of things’, with the provocative title ‘The internet of hype‘. The journalist, (nick)named [?] Schumpeter, was invited to attend the corporate event Fundación de la Innovación in Madrid. He raises a number of critical