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My keynote presentation at Metropolis Lab in Copenhagen on 28 June on the FutureEverything festival as a living lab, an approach developed in collaboration with ImaginationLancaster.

My keynote presentation at Metropolis Lab in Copenhagen on 28 June on the FutureEverything festival as a living lab, an approach developed in collaboration with ImaginationLancaster.

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    FutureEverything - The City as Living Lab or Play Space FutureEverything - The City as Living Lab or Play Space Presentation Transcript

    • The City as Living Lab or Play Space Drew Hemment http://futureeverything.org http://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk
    • Festivals as Living Labs Co-creating networked urban futures. Transforming the city into a living lab for participatory experiments in art, society and technology.
    • A global festival of art, music & ideas 4 days / 300 artists and speakers / 100 events / 40 venues. Established 1995.
    • The FutureEverything Festival Global festival of art, music & ideas
    • The FutureEverything Festival Global festival of art, music & ideas
    • The FutureEverything Festival Global festival of art, music & ideas
    • The FutureEverything Festival Global festival of art, music & ideas
    • The FutureEverything Award Bringing the future into the present.
    • The EyeWriter FutureEverything Award 2010 Winner
    • The FutureEverything Community Global Network. A destination for a world-wide community of artists, technologists and future-thinkers.
    • FutureEverything Labs Bringing the future into the present. FutureEverything Labs devise and test innovations in art, society and technology.
    • Art in the public realm
    • Mobile Connections (2003-5)
    • Mobile Connections (2003-5)
    • Loca: Set To Discoverable (2004-6) Loca consists of a small network inside each node is a Bluetooth device, encased in concrete for use in the of nodes... made of readily available components, urban environment. The nodes are deployed in public spaces.
    • Art For Shopping Centres (2007)
    • Social Networking Unplugged (2008)
    • Environment 2.0 (2006-9)
    • The City Experiment (2009-10)
    • Open Data Cities (2009-10)
    • New Mobilities (2009-11)
    • Bringing the future into the present Research connections
    • FutureEverything The only way to predict the future, is to invent it. FutureEverything is an art, technology and social innovation organisation that runs year round innovation labs and an annual festival of art, music and ideas.
    • ImaginationLancaster Using design, innovation and creativity to stimulate and enable interdisciplinary research into people, products, places and systems for the future. Lancaster University http://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk
    • FutureEverything as Research Project FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic) was a part of Lancaster University's successful RAE2008 (Research Assessment Exercise) return. Rated among the top 4 UK universities for research in Art & Design.
    • The method.
    • FutureEverything Labs Bringing the future into the present. Year-round innovation labs, lasting between 9-36 months, each looking at a specific theme.
    • FutureEverything Labs New Mobilities (2009-11) Low Grade (2005) Open Data Cities (2009-10) Mobile Connections (2003-5) Distant Collaboration (2009-10) FutureDJ (2004) The City Experiment (2009-10) Turntable Re:mix (2004) Environment 2.0 (2006-9) Migrations (2002-3) Social Networking Unplugged Blacktronica (2002) (2007-9) Sensurround (2001-2) Art For Shopping Centres (2007) BrokenChannel (2001) Futurevisual (2007) Audiovisions (2000) Off The Map (2006) SenseSonic (1999) Instrument (2006) Sub.merge (1998)
    • Festival as Living Lab Bringing the future into the present. The festival creates a space in which participants can experiment and play - transforming the city into a space of experimentation, making it come alive.
    • Festival as Living Lab Bringing the future into the present. Participatory art-design interventions construct possible futures and enable people to inhabit them experientially and experimentally, bringing the future into the present.
    • Festival as Living Lab Bringing the future into the present. These experiments devise and test innovations in art, society and technology, and collaboratively generate ideas and concepts.
    • Festival as Living Lab Bringing the future into the present. Activity can include artworks, technology prototypes, social innovations and design projects. Co-creating networked urban futures.
    • The evolution of the method and the approach to the public realm.
    • Mobile Connections (2003-5)
    • Locative Media: The return of the “Here”
    • Locative Arts Or, art by the geospatially uninhibited New ways of seeing, sensing and representing Radar, sonar, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, GIS, etc Seeking an art of mobile communications: Are there any forms of expression that are intrinsic or unique to mobile and wireless media?
    • •We are all being mapped, •all of the time •The devices we carry leave traces of our movements
    • Loca: Set To Discoverable (2004-6) Loca consists of a small network inside each node is a Bluetooth device, encased in concrete for use in the of nodes... made of readily available components, urban environment. The nodes are deployed in public spaces.
    • Mobile Connections Loca: Set To Discoverable (2004-6) (2003-5)
    • •We are all being mapped, •all of the time •The devices we carry leave traces of our movements
    • Locative media energised an renewed engagement in the city.
    • Art For Shopping Centres (2007)
    • Art For Shopping Centres (2007) Art as intervention in the city; locative media, net-art and free-media in urban spaces.
    • Mediashed The Duellists (2007)
    • Social Networking Unplugged (2008)
    • Environment 2.0 (2006-9)
    • Environment 2.0 Exploring the interface between digital footprint and environmental footprint, drawing on new approaches to the environment from pervasive and locative media and work on issues related to climate change and sustainability http://futuresonic.com/09/env20
    • One billion eyes "A populace so knowing and capable that all problems get noticed and addressed, quickly, by a billion eyes." - David Brin
    • Biotagging Discovering and creating a folksonomy of the city's urban wildlife. People moved through a range of microclimates observing and identifying the plants, animals and fungi they find along the route. A 'Rover' vehicle was used to film and collect data. Participants were able to think up their own ways to classify and record the wildlife they discovered. Christian Nold, Rebecca Ellis, John Tweddle, Drew Hemment
    • Climate Bubbles A playful, participatory project in which bubble blowing games enable people across the city of Manchester to test air flow circulation, and by sharing the results online, enable the Met Office to get a snapshot the Urban Heat Island phenomenon Drew Hemment, Carlo Buontempo, Alfie Dennen
    • Open Data Cities (2009-10) FutureEverything is leading the charge to make Manchester an Open Data City.
    • The City Experiment (2009-10) Serendipity City Challenge
    • Distant Collaboration (2009-10) Exploring new ways to be globally connected, and the potential for artworks involving remote collaboration.
    • Globally Networked Event (GloNet) Developing a new type of global event taking us to new corners of the globe and reducing air travel. Shifting from a single city event, to one taking place simultaneously at venues around the globe.
    • New Mobilities (2009-11)
    • A collaborative project, join us!