Data Town: Doom or Boom?

Are pervasive digital devices changing the way we interact with the city?

Data Town: Doom or Boom? Event

Thursday 08 July 2010

THE APPLE STORE,
REGENT STREET
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

Start Date:

Thursday 08 July 2010 7.00pm

End Date:

Thursday 08 July 2010 9.00pm

Event Address:

The Apple Store

Regent Street, London, , W1B 2EL, United Kingdom

Event fee:

This is a FREE open event. Tickets will not be issued so arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Organiser:

Building Futures with Wired Magazine at the Apple Store