It was eight days of fun and hard work. Here we have a few pictures and a video that depict the ambiance of the Summer School.
Futuristic ideas need science foundations so they can be believable and consistent. This glossary aim to provide an integrative and plausible scientific background for the scenarios presented in the summer school, taken from known scientific early 21st century theories.
A marketplace for memories was established, where memories can be bought and implanted into your brain. A person who has more memories and is more experienced has a higher value.
Mobile devices have been replaced by revolutionary wearables, allowing unrestricted display of personal and communal content. No longer are Splitonians tied to obtrusive handheld devices, but freely wear their heart on their sleeve.
The Ministry of Misinformation is an emergent digital movement to distort reality by distorting urban data. These City Hackers are beginning use the trust in the digital layer to subtly change the flow, behaviors and perceptions of how others interact/perceive the city.
The Subjective Open Data project is a design fiction, reflecting on the on the growing trends of Big Data, Quantified Self and the Internet of Things.
Happiness has now become one of the most precious ressource. A race toward an unlimited growth of happiness has started. Twin cities now have to collaborate with each other to raise their local level of happiness.
In the future, there is an abundance of data, and people are overwhelmed, unsure of trusting their own instincts and how to make sense of it all. Techno Shamans are recognizable by their characteristic measuring devices from the past, repurposed to serve new measurement needs.
Worn as a backpack – a universal symbol of the wanderer and dreamer – Backspace tunes into human interaction data (stories, memories, emotional fragments) that have been embedded in urban spaces by other Backspace users.
Urban population growth has reached a point where building land is scarce and precious; where citizens were forced to question even the land left to graveyards. Meanwhile, the social media interfaces have become personal memory logbooks not only for the living, but also for those who wish to pay their respects to the dead profiles.
By forming a human chain from the orange mark to the city landmark, people will enable a free wi-fi hot spot on that area, thus allowing them to check the internet on their mobile devices until they keep touching each other’s skin.
Citizens will be required to balance their usage of certain areas of the historical center according to some specific regulations, managed by the program “Coordination of Urban Busy Areas” (CUBA).
In the beginning the sharing economy enabled encounter, trust and social capital. But desire for efficiency and optimization lead to the development of highly sophisticated sharing systems that precluded social interactions.
Nokuna is a protected region that operates on a gift economy model. Smart walls hold a crowd-sourced digital catalogue of tasks that must be downloaded and completed to grant a person more time and enjoyment in Nokuna.
Each day and night she roams the streets peering into the windows of these intimate spaces to see how people live their lives. Hoping to catch glimpses of the stories they would share.
“The Future Cloud is Buried” is a design fiction project exploring and challenging our notions of what “the cloud” really is and how this understanding shapes our choices of what we save and where to do save it.
Participants’ work will be on show to the public on Saturday 31st August in the Dom Mladih youth centre (MKC), from 12 noon.
Explosive innovation and adoption of computing, mobile devices, and rich sources of data are changing the cities in which we live, work, and play. How we as physical beings connect with, interpret and shape the increase of data residing in our environment will be a significant challenge.
Map of basic locations for the Urban IxD Summer School.
Interview with Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, a Venezuelan media architect working at the intersection of physical and digital design. He is also atelier leader at our summer school.