The Embassy of Data, a multi-day programme during the World Design Event in Eindhoven, will aim to raise awareness of the possibilities and opportunities presented by data but also the threats and inadequacies. An exhibition, a varied programme of workshops and serious games, and an international conference will introduce visitors to some of the questions around data and its often invisible impact on our everyday lives.
New technologies allow citizens to take up new roles in helping to develop and manage urban infrastructures, such as energy, waste and mobility systems. Through this process, a smart city can be developed as a commons. But what are the snags? What can digital platforms do, and how can municipalities position themselves?
A smart society uses data in the public interest. But how do we build one in a responsible way? Businesses, government bodies and citizens collect data for various reasons, often legitimate, sometimes less so. How can a city develop an ethical ecosystem around data?
Denis Roio, better known as Jaromil, builds tools for modern citizen activists. How do these instruments work? For whom? And, most importantly, how can we use it in Eindhoven? During this evening, Jaromil will talk about the European project D-Cent, a collection of online instruments facilitating new forms of urban democracy.
How do digital technologies and the involvement of Eindhoven citizens relate to each other? In this Meet Up: how can people guard their privacy? And what can municipalities and other institutions do to help?
How do digital technologies and the involvement of Eindhoven citizens relate to each other? In this Meet Up in collaboration with Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven: how can the smart city provide useful information for spatial designers?
During the Dutch Design Week, the DATAstudio will go looking for how we can make subjects without data visible in the digital map together with officials, designers, data experts and ordinary citizens.
How do digital technologies and the involvement of Eindhoven citizens relate to each other? In this Meet Up in collaboration with STRP Biennial: where does human agency still exist within the Internet-of-Things?
Friday 8 July the fourth edition of the Thingscon Salon will take place in Eindhoven, Strijp-S. This edition – organised in close partnership with VPRO Medialab – touches the theme of the role of the design of our connected world in relation to the smart society. Klaas Kuitenbrouwer of The State of Eindhoven participates in the Salon with a presentation on the Datastudio.
Anab Jain – designer, cofounder of Superflux and member of the advisory board of The State of Eindhoven – elaborates during a lecture for the IABR2016 on how technology in the built environment can make cities more socially inclusive.
The city of the future will be smart, dense with sensors and data-generating citizens. But how much control will its residents have over how the city works? What will the state of their privacy be? And what will a smart Eindhoven look like? The State of Eindhoven programme manager Linda Vlassenrood will be among the speakers at the Smart Cities theme night.
For the symposium Design & The City, Het Nieuwe Instituut organizes a round table for invited experts to critically discuss knowledge, practice and strategies on how to engage less media savvy groups with the emergence of a smart society.