Sensing Place / Placing Sense – Symposium

Symposium und Ausstellung Im Rahmen des Ars Electronica Festivals 2011.

The mental image of the city has become more complex. Since mobile phones have become geo-social devices, location-based data is increasingly shaping the way we navigate, experience and define the urban environment.
The Symposium and the exhibition will investigate the potential of experimental and artistic forms of inquiry for helping us making sense of the city, and discuss practices that create new public infrastructures and define new places. The panels explore the sensory, structural and cultural aspects of new urban systems literacy – a re-examination of what constitutes public space in the real-time city.

Curated by Dietmar Offenhuber and Katja Schechtner
A Cooperation between afo architekturforum oberösterreich, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Ars Electronica.

03.09.2011 Sa/Sat

16:30 – 19:00
Welcome and opening notes
Gabriele Kaiser (A), afo
Stefan Mittlböck (A), Ars Electronica/Futurelab, Dietmar Offenhuber(A/USA), Curators Katja Schechtner (A)

Keynote lecture – Usman Haque (UK)

Im Anschluss Eröffnung der begleitenden Ausstellung mit Projekten u.a. von h.o, (Pieter Franken, Sean Bonner, Joi Ito), Ebru Kurbak, Phil Salesses/Anthony DeVincenzi/Mauro Martino/César A. Hidalgo, senseable city lab (Fabien Giradin), stadtmusik (Sam Auinger, Dietmar Offenhuber, Hannes Strobl), Mahir M. Yavuz Set up: Ewald Elmecker

04.09.2011 So/Sun

10:00-12:30 Panel 1: Senses – The Perception of Urban Media

Sam Auinger (AT/DE): The Sonic Commons
Malcom McCullough (US): Attention and Ambient Information
Chris Nold (UK): Designing for Responsive Communities

14:00:16:30 Panel 2: Systems – New Infrastructures for Public Space

Usman Haque (UK): Notes on the Design of Participatory Systems – for the City or for the Planet
Joi Ito (J/USA):
Natalie Jeremijenko (US): What is smarter than a smart city, googlier than a google power meter, whatsier than a Whatzon, greener than a green building, wiser than nuclear monitoring committee and faster than a speeding bullet?
Jose Luis Vicente (ES): Reverse-engineering the #Spanishrevolution: on the Hybrid Infrastructures of 15M

Concept and moderated by: Dietmar Offenhuber (AT/US), Katja Schechtner (AT)

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