The Internet of Things At the moment only logistics and retail is thinking about this. But it is too important. If we light up the world it must be negociated by all stakeholders: artists, poets, citizens, youngsters, old people, parents, children, …
For this we need neutral spaces that can bring opposites together in dialogue -A place to discuss, make prototypes and give advice to governments and companies : -Both the internet and the internet of things -Media policy has become a policy of infrastructures and access
Waag Society Education, Culture, Health, Public Domain
Design for social friction SEARCH JAM DEBATE & RADIO RADICAL When they said sit down, I stood up Growing up, Bruce Springsteen Two projects in development which investigate and produce tools for citizenship for both youth and policy agents. Two crucial terms are light communities and design for social friction. In Designing for social friction: Exploring ubiquitous computing as means of cultural interventions in urban space the authors claim that social friction “is articulated as a critical position, which could be applied as a strategy for design.” In the recent decade we have seen many attempts in community projects and policies at large to design ‘trust’. The conditions in the European cities and specifically the disciplining measures by governments, the tendency to police situations that call for dialogue shows that this design for trust has lead to the current stalemate between an evergrowing call for more repression and indifference. (Rune Huvendick Jensen Tau Ulv Lenskjold IT University of Copenhagen www.itu.dk )
Climate Change We look up and all around us ice is melting, strange flies appear on our doorsteps, ants we've never had before roam our houses, plants wake up among new neigbours. Those among us who pack their clothes for summer and winter are continuously at loss as of where to put what. The environment itself is changing themes, as if the scenes in her play are becoming slightly of. And we feel it. We care. Yet we act as if are quite helpless. In not being able to identify clear agency we seem to freeze in fear as we feel we can not do - do as in act: change - anything.
Future heritage (imagine ic, bibi panhuizen) It is clear that we do not need more data, more statistics, more graphs when we can feel the change in the winds of climates. It is also clear that we do not need more visualizations or mappings, or renderings of any kind to begin to argue that we might understand better. We do. Words are pushing themselves forward in particular sentences, bridges and narrative, it seems. Weary of the challenge of the pun, the riposte, the clever retorte, stream of consciousness for theory, we begin to look for fresh air. Future heritage (imagine ic, bibi panhuizen)
Artists can be the pattern. Sharon Fernandez - artist and institutional change strategist - says the artistic response to the credit crisis and climate change is primarily about the challenge to match the 'pluralities without' – diversity of cultures, religions, everyday practices – with the 'pluralities within' ourselves. In her view, artists do not map patterns but ARE the pattern. Through articulation of the need for the recognition of the pluralities within, we wish to take discussions and practical encounters at TM09 beyond the realization that we lack certain morals. We aim to fuse imaginative modes of confronting the 'pluralities without' with a genuine attempt to formulate an ethics of how we might live with the pluralities within.