Visible Cities, the long-running evening (since 2009) on cities in the age of ubiquitous networks, is back in De Verdieping. On this 11th edition they will look at the the emerging presence of autonomous objects, pattern recognition software, and algorithms that command vehicles and control traffic systems without human interference.
“We’re the ones making the robots, shaping their senses, and the objects and environments they relate to.” Matt Jones – Source
JUHA VAN ‘T ZELFDE (VURB, AMSTERDAM) http://vurb.eu/
Guests on this edition are Matt Jones and Matt Cottam. Matt Jones is a Principal at BERG and has been delivering digital products and services since 1995. He was creative director for the launch version of the BAFTA award-winning BBC News Online. Between 2003-2005 he worked at Nokia on areas as diverse as RFID/NFC applications of tangible/physical interfaces and the human universal experience of play. From 2005-2007 he was director of user-experience design for Nokia’s Nseries range within Nokia Design. In early 2007 he co-founded and designed Dopplr.com, which grew into an influential and popular start-up travel service, before being sold to Nokia in the autumn of 2009. The title for tonight’s Visible Cities comes from his infamous talk and blog post on the subject.
The other guest is Matt Cottam. As Tellart’s CEO, Matt provides inspiration and strategic direction for the company through active involvement in conferences, workshops, academic teaching, and industry projects worldwide.
Since co-founding Tellart in 1999, Matt has become an internationally recognized lecturer at prestigious venues such as Google Tech Talks, the d.school at Stanford University, ETech (O’Reilly Emerging Technologies), Future Technologies Research Summit at Intel, PICNIC, SIGCHI, IDSA/ICSID, Designing User Experience (DUX), Quantified Self, Fab Lab International Conference, IxDA, LIFT, and many more. He has directed projects and strategy for clients such as Google, Nokia Design, Humana Inc., and Otis Elevator.
Always an educator, Matt has been teaching studio courses at Rhode Island School of Design since 1999, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Umeå Institute of Design (UID, Sweden) and a Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design (CIID, Denmark). Matt has also been a visiting lecturer at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO, Norway), The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA, China), and The Technical University Delft (TU/Delft, The Netherlands).
Visible Cities is organised by VURB, in collaboration with De Verdieping and Stad-Forum.
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