[hackspacebristol] Adam Greenfield talk at Watershed on Monday 9th May

Dan Williams dan at pmstudio.co.uk
Thu May 5 17:32:41 UTC 2011


Hello,

Adam Greenfield is giving a talk on "Connected Things and Civic Responsibilities" at the Watershed next Monday 9th May. He's quite an enjoyable speaker on the topics of cities, experience design, ubicomp, privacy and internet of things.

Full blurb below and details at http://www.watershed.co.uk/exhibits/2884/ if it's of interest

Dan

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Adam Greenfield is the author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, former head of design direction for service and user-interface design at Nokia, and now runs his New York City-based practice Urbanscale. Greenfield will talk about urban experience design, addressing the growing range of connected objects in the urban landscape, from CCTV cameras, sensor-equipped bus stops and networked bollards to Tower Bridge and its Twitter account. He will consider what life among these connected things implies for civic responsibility and 'the right to the city', explores how the capacities of these 'new urban actors''call established expectations and ideals for participation in urban life into question, and concludes by asking how we may need to re-think who or what is responsible for the performance and maintenance of civic activity.







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