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SensingCityWks

SensingCityWks

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Workshop 7:
The Sensing City
Plot
everybusiness needs astory
A workshop for the Council Launch/Lift@home, Bruxelles December 2009
page 1
 
The Internet of Things
IMAL launch 4 December
Workshop 7
The Sensing City
Workshop Write-up
Gill Wildman, Plot
 
Workshop 7:
The Sensing City
Plot
everybusiness needs astory
A workshop for the Council Launch/Lift@home, Bruxelles December 2009
page 2
 
Often the architecture of new buildings andnew cities is great, but where is the equivalentintelligence in the design of systems thatsupport enhanced ways of life - not only forthe wealthy, but as a fundamental baseline of services?How could the internet of things contribute tothe kinds of cites we would want to live in? Inthis session we will explore:If everything is addressable, what would wewant to address, and what systems could werethink?How could we engage people in completelynew ways with their livelihoods, healthcare,education, and participation?How can we support independence andeconomic viability on a wider basis?What infrastructure would we need?We will be looking at city scale systems - usingthe internet of things as the starting point forthinking about a whole range of informatics, anew range of uses and to rapidly develop somesystemic ideas around this.
 
Workshop 7:
The Sensing City
Plot
everybusiness needs astory
A workshop for the Council Launch/Lift@home, Bruxelles December 2009
page 3
10 people, 2 packsof post-its and afacilitator.
This workshopworked in twogroups to explorehow the IOT couldbe engaged incities and enhancelife.As a starting pointwe suggesteddifferent systemsof the city asdrivers of theideas. Withoutneeding to be toodogmatic aboutthe topic, thegroups could usethem as startingpoints to explorewhat form theircity might take.

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