12 Jul 2012 @ 14:51, by Heiner Benking
“With its global economy, the information society will encroach deep into our cities”
innovation institute and City Council of a town ready for new capacities, targets, responsibilites, and horizons. A daunting task !
Check out my observations, concerns, outlooks, .....
MAPPING THE CITY - Datenströme !! - LEBENSWELTEN - The Informational City: Institutionen - RES PUBLICA - Interventionen im Stadtraum - .... a well designed format of thrilling topics - deep !! - but will we get to deep dialog and anticipation leading to common actions !? - maybe more tomorrow. Meanwhile check also Facebook STADT DER STRÖME: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stadt-der-Ströme/ and the tech and media backstager: http://hobohm.info/
I am at the CITY OF FLOWS in Potsdam. So many resonnating issues and things - I feel like being tele-ported back to my earlier life in the 70ies and 80ies. What they talk here about is more and more critical today. They speak about trust, values, media, isolation, values, presention ... These concerns have response in the last 40 years. Maybe I am 30 years too early in my work, but this is fatal in times of rapid technological change! SORRY - This preluede seems necessary for me as I suddenly realize why I am different and alien for most - but found kindred spirits making recall planning and vizualization times when I was young(er)...
How digital technologies are changing the perception of the city is critical. Initially, today’s conceptualisations, technologies and visualisations of a modern “mapping of the city” will be presented. The conceptualisations include web-based mapping projects (e.g. Google Mashups), projects centring on resident participation and agitation with the help of location-based services and interventionist artwork. The (continual) mapping combined with aesthetic, interactive-dynamic visualisation and the provision of urban data (flows) represents an important basis for discussion and decision-making processes in the city.
What I just listen in is Peter Conradie speaking about trust: peripheral, central and habitual. It the glocal scale, in this case from meso to makro-scale. Trust is central in social networks, and so researchers study the in-between rules, history and sililarity, and the social interactions, the similarity, attitudes, and the dispositional How we trust and share. Concerns were segregation, in-groups, the matching of this to communication protocol layers (ISO), and the loss of anonymity.
I spoke strongly from the floor on Thursday, urging for reconciling between scales, cultures, medias, times,.... as the emotions rang high between digital and non-digital others. I recalled the plasticity of ming change we were aware of 30 years ago, before large scale digital impact, AND that we need to maybe revisit Challenges and Opportunities of "Virtual reality and the Public Space" as we explored 20 years ago, and with some outlets here and there.... We called Sinn- oder Fluchtwelten - Potential oder Leere? -- http://www.inst.at/berge/virtualitaet/benking.htm Raum und Virtualität: Potential oder Leere? Die Bergwelt als Beispiel und Ursprung für den Zugang und die Auseinandersetzung mit "neuen" Welten. It all boils down to the simple question: Show or Schau? which I forgot to mention in my brief question and concern from the floor....
So it was good to set the stage for the Friday contributions: How go beyond labels and subject schools, reality or virtuality, embodied or disembodied, ... good or bad,. to concrete, differentiated, lasting and humane answers to the challenges at hand. I view of the 4 weeks ago UNESCO report of Sustainability I see hope on the horizon in perspective ..
Today we tried to bridge media, mind-set, scale, people, .... with much success - so let's see what Futures will bring.... My concverns from the floor were concerned and positively received in times where audiences like in TV stay calm, clap their hands on command ... Here we even had different positions in one room !
I cam to see in Potsdam the emminecte of town planning in Potsdam some time ago: Claus Baldus. But maybe he is already retired?
rushing .... more later... as I hope to go again Friday for the whole day.
Friday Nathalie Vallet, the strategic footprint of public libraries gets redefined by urban innovation strategies. Interesting talk to bridge communities and media I hear a lot about Castells Information Flows, but where are the information pattersn and fields across scales, sectors, magnitudes (she just mentioned glocal) times, languages,...
Lots of comments I have: which theoretical frameworks exactly? Did they visit / revist the MMI - Mastricht McLuhan Institute?, do they conseptualize footprints, handprints, mindprints ?
I recall the "New Encyclopedist" here as an late eulogy for Robert Jungk
I feel new "Dolphin solutions" go and find or create some more ! See Shared Mindprints and the book book invited by Roberrt Jungk from 1992 or so...
The question section has to be part of the panel discussion, ... again too little time for real deliberations ping-ponging back and forth....
Please check the programme !http://www.stadt-der-stroeme.de/en/programme/
and the Speakers !! we are getting very late...
Please check the tweets Twitter Hashtag #cof12 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stadt-der-Ströme/ More below !
How do we perceive the city? In German this is a good Tweet coverage:
MAPPING THE URBAN NOW.
Till Nagel / SMART Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology & University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
MAKING IT PUBLIC. VISUALIZING URBAN DATA.
Michal Migurski / Stamen Design, San Francisco
STREETWISE: MAPPING SPATIAL CONFIGURATIONS AND USER BEHAVIOURS FOR URBAN DESIGN.
Christian Derix / Aedas, London
GO WITH THE FLOW OR MAP TO KNOW? – SOME THOUGHTS AND IDEAS ON FLOW MAP DESIGN.
Jason Dykes / giCentre / City University, London
DISCUSSION: HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES ARE CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF THE CITY
How do we live, how do we participate?
SO MUCH FOR A SPACE OF FREEDOM: AFTER THE PROJECT IS THE NEXT PROJECT! ON THE POLITICAL DYNAMICS OF SOCIO-SPATIAL SUPPORT INITIATIVES.
Fabian Kessl, University Essen-Duisburg
TRUST THY NEIGHBOUR: USING ICT TO FACILITATE TRUST GENERATION IN URBAN NEIGHBOURHOODS.
Peter Conradie / University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam
THE PAIN AND PLEASURE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTINUITY – OR HOW MODERN IS THE HUMAN BEING IN SELF-SELECTED COMMUNITIES?
Jutta M. Bott / »City-Climate Potsdam« Innovation Institute
Birgit Schönberger / Freelance Journalist, Berlin
13 July 2012
How are municipal institutions and their functions changing?
INFORMATIONAL CITIES AND CITY INNOVATION: (RE)DEFINING THE STRATEGIC FOOTPRINT OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
Nathalie Vallet / University Antwerpen
THE BERLIN/POTSDAM REGION AS AN “INFORMATIONAL CITY”.
Hans-Christoph Hobohm / »City-Climate Potsdam« Innovation Institute and Master Students from University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
THE LIBRARY AS UNITING FACTOR IN A SOCIETY OF CHANGE.
Rolf Hapel, Knud Schulz / Urban Mediaspace Aarhus
COMMENT and DISCUSSION: HOW MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ARE CHANGING
Erik Boekesteijn / DOK Library Concept Center, Delft
How do we conceptualise public affairs?
THE GLOBAL STREET VS. THE PIAZZA.
Saskia Sassen / Columbia University, New York
FORM OF UNREST. INTERNET AS A CITY.
Tina Piazzi & Stefan M. Seydel / rebell.tv / dfdu.org
Michael Daxner / Berlin Free University
THE RITUAL OF PARTICIPATION – THE THRILL OF BREAKING OUT IN PROTEST. CAN PARTICIPATION BE SMART?
Hermann Voesgen / »City-Climate Potsdam« Innovation Institute / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
DISCUSSION: HOW THE CONCEPTUALISATION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IS CHANGING
14 July 2012
How are social sculptures changing the city?
CREATING FREE SPACE – DESIGNING BOUNDARY OBJECTS.
Markus Kissling /Spacewalk Artist Group
THE CITY AS A STAGE.
Birgit-Katharine Seemann / Head of the Department for Culture und Museums, State Capital Potsdam
COMMENT: HOW ARE SOCIAL SCULPTURES CHANGING THE CITY?
Hanne Seitz / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND CLOSING REMARKS
Jutta M. Bott, Hans-Christoph Hobohm, Frank Heidmann, Hermann Voesgen / »City-Climate Potsdam« Innovation Institute
Official recordings, visual recording, summaries, ... will be available now chack most active tweets: https://twitter.com/herrurbach -- https://twitter.com/ertelt
An extrordinary event - check the programme and tweets and PLEASE COME BACK - TOO BUSY NOW......... Increadible contribution and class of discourse. Specially in the breaks !! you know what I mean - remember Open-Space ? check also 21stCenturyAgora