Data Town: Doom or Boom?
Are pervasive digital devices changing the way we interact with the city?
Thursday 08 July 2010
THE APPLE STORE,
Thursday 8th July 19.00pm
The debate will challenge notions of the ‘data-city’: are pervasive digital devices and open data changing the way we interact with the city? Will access to data speed up the divide between affluent and poorer areas? Are we becoming ‘data dandies’- ‘wrapped in the finest facts and the most senseless gadgets’? Is open access to data creating a ‘Sim City’, or a ‘Sin City’?
Building Futures and Wired UK bring you a stimulating debate about the future impact of Technology on the City.
Chaired by Ben Hammersley, Editor of Wired UK Magazine.
With contributions from:
Rachel Armstrong – SciFi author, medical doctor, interdisciplinary collaborator, UCL
Usman Haque – Haque Design + Research Ltd, founder of Pachube.com,CEO of Connected Environments.
Juliet Davis – Cities Programme LSE
Susannah Hagan – Head of RED (Research into Environmental Design), Professor of Architecture University of Brighton
For further information contact Lauren.Mckirdy@inst.riba.org
Thursday 08 July 2010 7.00pm
Thursday 08 July 2010 9.00pm
The Apple Store
This is a FREE open event. Tickets will not be issued so arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Building Futures with Wired Magazine at the Apple Store