Who controls the data? Who can access it? Who builds the interfaces? These topics will be discussed on the symposium Who is in Control? Mark Wasiuta, working for the GSAPP Columbia University and curator of the exhibition Control Syntax Rio, will give a keynote on crowd control and design.
In cities, weather stations, sensor networks, mobile phone traffic and social media generate massive amounts of data. In Rio de Janeiro such data is monitored in the Centro de Operacoes Rio (COR) and is used by advanced algorithms to predict potential calamities, traffic behavior, gathering crowds, health risks etcetera. In Eindhoven a small version of such a control room is running in the context of Living Lab Stratumseind, where it is used to influence the behavior of the nightly crowd. Big data leads to a new ideas of control of cities.
Who controls the data? Who can access it? Who builds the interfaces? What kind of (political) decisions are left to software? These topics will be discussed on the 1st of June at the symposium Who is in Control?
Het Nieuwe Instituut and Design Academy Eindhoven have invited Mark Wasiuta, of the GSAPP Columbia University, to give a keynote. Wasiuta is curating the exhibition Control Syntax Rio in Het Nieuwe Instituut (opening 11 June 2016), on the attempts to control a complex city such as Rio through algorithmic models. Wasiuta is Director of Exhibitions, Director of Collecting Architecture Territories, and Co-Director of the MS degree program Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture. He is partner in the design and research office the International House of Architecture.
After Wasiuta's lecture, students will be asked in a workshop session guided by students of the minor Disruptive Visions, to question the pains and gains of the citizens in Eindhoven. These findings will be discussed with forum members at the end of the session.