‘technologie gaat ons (niet) redden”

Mede in het kader van het Stadsmakerscongres organiseerde AIR op 22 april 2021 een ‘expert-sessie’. rond technologie en architectuur; in mijn recente boek een belangrijk thema. Drie presentaties/lezingen van mij (Martin Pot), Johan Hanegraaf (ARKIO) en Wessel van Beerendonk (Studio RAP) dienden als inleiding tot een boeiend debat, gemodereerd door Leon van Geest. Thijs van Tetering maakte een verslag: met dank voor de fraaie illustraties….

 

 

Architectuur & Technologie sessie AIR

Op donderdag 22 april 2021 vond een (besloten/online) expert-sessie plaats, georganiseerd door AIR – aansluitend op het Stadsmakers Congres – rond het thema ‘Architectuur en Technologie’; met korte presentaties/lezingen van Martin Pot (martin pot interiors), Wessel van Beerendonk (Studio RAP) , Johan Hanegraaf (Arkio) ; gevolgd door discussies met overige participanten en gemodereerd door Leon van Geest. Deze sessie zal op een later moment door AIR online worden gezet.

Architectuur en Technologie

IoT , Art & Imagination

the video-recordings of the 6th. IoT & Built Environment MeetUp on Art and Imagination at the WW-IoT-day in V2 Rotterdam are now online ! Look and listen back to a series of most interesting talks, comment and discuss further to ensure this important topic remains an issue. Listen to e.g. Rob van Kranenburg, Yvonne Droge Wendel, Michela Magas, Ben van Lier, Usman Haque, Frans Vogelaar.

#1_Welcome_Leon van Geest from 4D-FilmVisions on Vimeo.

Booosting lecture on IoT & the Built Environment

a lecture at Blue City Rotterdam by invitation on April 28th. 2016 for Booosting, the Platform for Building Innovation, on the Internet of Things & Built Environment at Blue City in Rotterdam. Together with Floris Schiferli (Superuse) and Jeffrey Braun (afd. Buitengewone Zaken) and a group of architects we discussed the role and impact of the IoT within the built environment.

internet of things on ethics & privacy

09042016iotdebate

Last Saturday, on WW-IoT-day April 9 we experienced a most inspiring and thoughtful event at V2 with the participation of 5 fine speakers: Rob van Kranenburg about the balance between objects and processes, Linda Kool about Intimate technology and the recent privacy report, Ben van Lier about the 4th.Industrial Revolution, Justin McKeown about the need for human initiative and values, Gerd Kortuem about data-literacy; all building on Jurgen Wege’s notes at the beginning and moderated by Leon van Geest. A debate on the autonomy of objects, the importance of human values, the need for an ethical discussion as well as data-literacy.

look and listen back…………

IoT & Built Environment 2015

On April 9th. 2015, the 4th. IoT, Built Environment & Smart City conference, now organized as a MeetUp, was held in Rotterdam, this year back on its original location, i.e. V2, Institute for the Unstable Media. Besides a fine line-up of speakers, among which Nimish Biloria (TUD-Hyperbody, Ben van Lier (Centric), Jan Belon (Buitengewone Zaken) , Floris Schiferli (Superuse), also one political party from Rotterdam (Nils Berndsen/D66) was present; which can only be admired, given the subject. Worthwhile in particular was the lecture (read by me due to her illness) from Cristina Ampatzidou; and especially the closing debate, moderated – like the whole event by Leon van Geest – delivered some interesting discussions and statements.

internet of things & philosophy

Next to many technologically focused and/or business-case driven meetings there was this much needed recent conference in York: IoT-Philosophy, from 3rd.-5th. of July 2014. Initiated/organised by Rob van Kranenburg (Sociotal), Justin McKeown (Univ.York St.John) and Joachim Walewski. It provided the framework for a thorough thinking: from the website’s homepage: “do we want to simply leave market forces to shape our reality? Or is there a deeper need, given the significance of this technology, to consider its ramifications within a philosophical context?”.

 

Conference IoT, Build Environment & Smart Cities

Last April 9th. 2014 on WW-IoT-day, the 3rd. IoT & Build Environment Conference was held; once again in Rotterdam, this time at ‘the Gouvernestraat’.

This location, with its history of over a hundred years of music, dance, theatre, poetry and meetings provided an excellent venue in the city-centre for both conference and parallel Hackaton, organised by Hogeschool Rotterdam, section Media & Communication. Additional theme for 2014 was Smart Cities; with some fine presentations/lectures which illustrated the sometimes contemporary values of earlier projects and visions. Lees verder