International Conference on Digital Intelligence (Nantes): call for papers
Digital Intelligence 2014 (#di2014) is a new international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures. The challenge is to bring together researchers from various disciplines (ICT, humanities, biology & health…) in order to discuss and contribute to shape a new scientific and cultural paradigm.

I am involved as a member of the Program Committee in the smart cities area, chaired by Stéphane Roche (Department of Geomatics, Université Laval - Québec, Canada). Here you can find the call for papers in case you want to submit a paper.

International Conference on Digital Intelligence (Nantes): call for papers

Digital Intelligence 2014 (#di2014) is a new international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures. The challenge is to bring together researchers from various disciplines (ICT, humanities, biology & health…) in order to discuss and contribute to shape a new scientific and cultural paradigm.

I am involved as a member of the Program Committee in the smart cities area, chaired by Stéphane Roche (Department of Geomatics, Université Laval - Québec, Canada). Here you can find the call for papers in case you want to submit a paper.

Intelligence at the service of people - New essay (Barcelona Metropolis) 
Some months ago I was asked to write a contribution to the new edition of Barcelona Metropolis magazine. This monograph is devoted to smart cities and includes a number of articles with different perspectives exploring the benefits and perils for urban living. My article, which is finally entitled Intelligence at the service of people, tries to set the case for a new understanding and a new narrative on the intersection of digital technologies and urban life in the networked society.
Image: © Oriol Malet

Intelligence at the service of people - New essay (Barcelona Metropolis) 

Some months ago I was asked to write a contribution to the new edition of Barcelona Metropolis magazine. This monograph is devoted to smart cities and includes a number of articles with different perspectives exploring the benefits and perils for urban living. My article, which is finally entitled Intelligence at the service of people, tries to set the case for a new understanding and a new narrative on the intersection of digital technologies and urban life in the networked society.

Image: © Oriol Malet

fastcodesign:

SmartWalk brings real-time transit information into the physical world by projecting arrival times and way-finding for subways, buses, bike share and more onto public spaces.
More> Co.Design

fastcodesign:

SmartWalk brings real-time transit information into the physical world by projecting arrival times and way-finding for subways, buses, bike share and more onto public spaces.

More> Co.Design

brucesterling:

youranonnews:

New Banksy art showing government agents spying on a phone box appears on side of Cheltenham house near to GCHQ.

*He’s the best there is in that line of, uh, work

brucesterling:

youranonnews:

New Banksy art showing government agents spying on a phone box appears on side of Cheltenham house near to GCHQ.

*He’s the best there is in that line of, uh, work

Smart Cities: Becoming a Gimmick?

In 21st Century urban planning, the term ‘Smart Cities’ is frequently bandied about. It’s the ultimate urban utopia of most urban planners and policy-makers in the UK and elsewhere in the World. Today “[h]ardly a week passes without a mayor somewhere in the world unveiling a “smart-city” project—often at one of the many conferences hailing the concept”. Although, city-scale experiments have already been designed and implemented the smart cities model has been largely criticised, contested and challenged by many because of its techno-centric approach to complex physical, social, environmental and economic urban systems. Directed and Produced by: Gynna Millan, Illiany Hamdan and Roderick Selfridge

uncube:

estonoesunsolar, Zaragoza, Spain
Source: uncube magazine http://bit.ly/1hhrKdl

uncube:

estonoesunsolar, Zaragoza, Spain

Source: uncube magazine http://bit.ly/1hhrKdl

(Source: uncubemagazine.com)

Intelligence at the service of people - New essay (Barcelona Metropolis) 
Some months ago I was asked to write a contribution to the new edition of Barcelona Metropolis magazine. This monograph is devoted to smart cities and includes a number of articles with different perspectives exploring the benefits and perils for urban living. My article, which is finally entitled Intelligence at the service of people, tries to set the case for a new understanding and a new narrative on the intersection of digital technologies and urban life in the networked society.

Image: © Oriol Malet

Intelligence at the service of people - New essay (Barcelona Metropolis) 

Some months ago I was asked to write a contribution to the new edition of Barcelona Metropolis magazine. This monograph is devoted to smart cities and includes a number of articles with different perspectives exploring the benefits and perils for urban living. My article, which is finally entitled Intelligence at the service of people, tries to set the case for a new understanding and a new narrative on the intersection of digital technologies and urban life in the networked society.

Image: © Oriol Malet

newurbanismfilmfestival:

mr-koo:

Streets as Places - Project for Public Spaces

Quotes and pics about urban planning!

The Commons at Stake: The Enclosure of MediaLab-Prado
Medialab-Prado (Madrid), one of the most remarkable examples worldwide of citizen labs in the intersection of culture, technology and arts, is at risk. A proven track record and recognition seems to be nothing to institutions unable to understand there is life beyond this crazy run for public expenditure cuts cuts and the falsest model of public-private partnerships (sic). In fact, public spending is just the excuse for this and many other policies. This is the way they do it here in Spain, 2014.
MediaLab-Prado, located here in Madrid, is on the cutting edge of investigative practises related to Free Culture and the Commons. It’s also one of the collaborative spaces where the initial gestalt of the 15M movement was born.
7 million Euros of public funds was invested by the local government in the rehabilitation of an historic building in Madrid (the Sierra Belga), in order to house MediaLab. The building was leased as a public space for the development of the lab’s activities, projects and openly accessible workshops.

On Friday, April 4th, Madrid’s local government’s plan was revealed. They intend to rent out this public space – again, paid for with public funds and for public use – to Telefónica. The irony is rich: Telefónica was Spain’s nationalised public telecommunications provider, later privatised in 1997 under the neo-liberal government of Jose María Aznar. Today, Telefónica is a private global telecommunications conglomerate, and the fifth-largest mobile network provider in the world.
Follow the updates on MediaLab’s newly created Twitter account for its defense: @savethelab

The Commons at Stake: The Enclosure of MediaLab-Prado

Medialab-Prado (Madrid), one of the most remarkable examples worldwide of citizen labs in the intersection of culture, technology and arts, is at risk. A proven track record and recognition seems to be nothing to institutions unable to understand there is life beyond this crazy run for public expenditure cuts cuts and the falsest model of public-private partnerships (sic). In fact, public spending is just the excuse for this and many other policies. This is the way they do it here in Spain, 2014.

MediaLab-Prado, located here in Madrid, is on the cutting edge of investigative practises related to Free Culture and the Commons. It’s also one of the collaborative spaces where the initial gestalt of the 15M movement was born.

7 million Euros of public funds was invested by the local government in the rehabilitation of an historic building in Madrid (the Sierra Belga), in order to house MediaLab. The building was leased as a public space for the development of the lab’s activities, projects and openly accessible workshops.

On Friday, April 4th, Madrid’s local government’s plan was revealed. They intend to rent out this public space – again, paid for with public funds and for public use – to Telefónica. The irony is rich: Telefónica was Spain’s nationalised public telecommunications provider, later privatised in 1997 under the neo-liberal government of Jose María Aznar. Today, Telefónica is a private global telecommunications conglomerate, and the fifth-largest mobile network provider in the world.

Follow the updates on MediaLab’s newly created Twitter account for its defense: @savethelab

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