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Peers In The City



A lecture given originally at EComm in Amsterdam 2009, Peers in the City explores aspects of the intelligent city, cultural innovations around freelancers and crowd curated events like Barcamp, as ...

A lecture given originally at EComm in Amsterdam 2009, Peers in the City explores aspects of the intelligent city, cultural innovations around freelancers and crowd curated events like Barcamp, as well as outlining some of the ubiquitous computing technologies being developed by this leading edge of practisioners against the context of gradual climate degredation and economic uncertainty.



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    • peers in the city
    • The City
    • It turns out that by 2050, 7 billion of the 9 billion people living on this planet will be living in cities.
    • Doubling of 10 and 20 million+ inhabitant-sized cities
    • Infrastructural upgrades
    • Cloud computing, APIs and real-time notifications
    • Sensor networks and mobility
    • `Background computation´ invisibly powers the foreground - Stephen Graham
    • A local version of “Fixmystreet”
    • 1 st dimension of an intelligent city: The intelligence , inventiveness and creativity of the individuals who live and work in the city. Nicos Komninos
    • 2nd dimension of an intelligent city: relates to the collective intelligence of a city’s population : ‘the capacity of human communities to co-operate intellectually in creation, innovation and invention’.
    • 3rd dimension of an intelligent city: relates to artificial intelligence embedded into the physical environment of the city and available to the city’s population: communication infrastructure, digital spaces and public problem-solving tools available to the city’s population.
    • People
    • 1. Simple co-working
    • 2. Co-working with a goal: example: Hub’s
    • 3. Co-working to Make: Hacklabs
    • Global network of distributed manufacturers
    • Rise of homebrew manufacturing destroys old economy
    • 4. Collaborative redevelopment: Nest project
    • “ A barcamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment . It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event.”
    •     Barcamp, yay!!!!
    • Barcamp >> Govcamp Barcamp as methodology leaks across domains
    • Barcamp >> Bookcamp It’s a viral and spreading fast because it feels good
    • Bookcamp >> Papercamp It teaches people new skills and improves existing ones
    • Papercamp >> [_fill in blank_] camp
    • Selection of camps from 2009: Homeless Connect Camp, Health Camp, LayedOff Camp , Mobile Camp, Cloud Camp, Write Camp, Campaign Camp, Single Life Camp, Cantine Crisis Camp Global Phenomenon: From Buenos Aires to Hyderbad to Lagos to St. Petersburg to Hanoi to New Orleans. In 2009, 3008 camps held .
    • City Data
    • Freeing up of city data sets by city officials
    • MIT SenseLab – Trash|Talk Can these pervasive technologies make 100% recycling a reality?
    • 1. GIVE US THE DATA Make data available in easy to use formats that developers can quickly reuse ( raw data available for download , APIs) 2. CREATE INCENTIVES Fund competitions or encourage your local community to get involved with prototyping new types of services
    • Tools
    • ? UX {
    • “ Checking in” provides location-specific services
    • Designing for an archetypical urban setting
    • FlickrPickr: slideshow made from people detected within 15 meters
    • “ Add friend” using RFID
    • Privacy and anonymity issues abound
    • Adaptable peer-driven cultural and work practise development are timely given the longer terms trends
    • Climate change
    • Crazynomics
    • peers in the city
    • Credits Contact Who: JAMES BURKE Site : Twitter : @vurb Site : Twitter : @lifesized Email : [email_address] THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!