CyberParks finals: Co-creation, big data, and the future of digitally enhanced public spaces

Januar 25, 2018

Conference website: http://cyberparks-project.eu/conference, conference venue: ZK/U in Berlin

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Conference forword

 

The potential and benefits of information and communication technology (ICT) for the formation and re-conceptualization of public space can hardly be overstated. ICTs have fostered new ways of designing public space(s), such as in the mushrooming participatory co-creation formats, human-human as well as human-AI co-creation. ICTs have added new layers to public space, such as location-based informations of various registers. ICTs have enabled new ways of operating and maintaining public goods and services, such as transportation and lighting. ICTs have successfully aspired to transform and virtualize functions of public space, such as social interaction and political manifestations. ICTs have produced new forms of interaction in public spaces such as for example in the gamification approach. And ICTs have brought about new forms of funding/financing such as in the case of crowd-funding models for public spaces. Sharing economy approaches for autonomous electric vehicles in particular have been a hot topic and ‘the next big thing’ to revolutionize public space for quite a while now, and the first focus of the finals conference is on the state of affairs of e-mobility in Berlin. […]

Building a theory on co-creating a Cyberpark: lessons learnt from the COST Action CyberParks and the Flussbad Project, Berlin

Januar 25, 2018

I have contributed an essay to the new anthology on the role of digital media in the formation of public space(s), together with Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Kai Dolata, and Marluci Menezes. More infos on the book can be found on the website of the publisher: http://loja.ulusofona.pt/ (in Portugese).

Carlos Smaniotto Costa und Konstantinos Ioannidis, Eds., The Making of the Mediated Public Space (Lissabon: Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, 2017).