WALTRAUT RITTER is research director at Knowledge Dialogues, specializing in applied research projects on socio-economic issues of information and knowledge societies. On December 3, 2013, she gave a talk on the topic of Open Public Data in the Cultural Sector at the Medea Talks lecture series. View the video here.
[PUBLICATIONS] This article presents learnings and reflections on what role Malmö University as a design school can take when running a DESIS lab where several of the urgent challenges that face society today are approached. First, the base for the work, which takes place in the intersection between social innovation, participatory design and living labs, is introduced. Then, four examples of what we call agonistic small-scale experiments, where we not only explore potential solutions but also try to raise questions and dilemmas and allow controversies to reside side by side.
Malmö högskolas Bo Peterson gav den 3 oktober en föreläsning på temat “Smarta människor i smarta städer”. Smart teknik har blivit ett modeord som används i alla möjliga sammanhang. Det saluförs smarta TV-apparater, smarta mikrovågsugnar och smarta hus. Man pratar också om smarta städer. Det som är gemensamt för dessa olika “smarta” sakerna är, vanligtvis, att de på ett eller annat sätt är uppkopplade mot Internet. I föreläsningen går Bo Peterson genom de tre nyckelord – infrastruktur, deltagardemokrati, och hållbar utveckling – som ofta används i definitioner för vad som karakteriserar en “smart” stad.
Malmö University researcher Erling Björgvinsson went to Aalto University, Finland, to take part in a seminar on issues of commons. The title of the seminar is “Infrastructuring the Commons?”. Björgvinsson and Sanna Marttila hosted the session Cultural Commons.
“In this Cultural Commons session we ask: What are the emerging design practices and tools to collaboratively design sustainable cultural commons? How to facilitate the growth of emerging public knowledge resources? How the digital networks and cultural resources can be transferred for the public good? What perspectives and actions of infrastucturing and commoning can bring to the discussion on Cultural Commons? What are the current and emerging threats of Cultural Commons?”
September 24-26, Medea took part in the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2013 in Norrköping, Sweden. Medea had been invited to run this year’s Young Researchers Workshop, which is a traditional sidetrack during the conference. Under the theme “Occupation of life”, a group of young researchers from all over Europe explored how technology and social […]
NEW PUBLICATION – In several present discourses and practices that are involved in innovation and development projects, it seems like there is a strong emphasis on management and planning with agreements and clear goals as the crucial components. In this paper we propose another approach that more acknowledge the complexity and messiness of innovation. We will discuss how we, through Malmö Living Labs, have navigated across an ecology of ongoing projects and innovation policies that we try to merge into something coherent and meaningful in multiple ways.
From October 29, you are welcome to participate in AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels, a project within the framework of Living Archives exploring “affect in urban spaces”. The activities take place at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.
AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels is a project exploring affect in urban spaces. Dance improvisation and screen dance techniques for video capture and editing are the main artistic modalities. The element of Augmented Reality (AR) lets the choreographies be suspended as hidden layers of media living in physical space and on personal mobile phones. An extra dimension of archived material is added, letting AR be part time-machine part performance of memory. This artwork can be experienced individually, or as part of coordinated groups, or you can see the AR media combined with a live performance on 31 October. The AR tags are placed all around the outside the Nikolaj building. You will need the free AR browser Aurasma running on your mobile phones to access the media.
Read more on the Living Archives website.
[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] New information and communication technology can radically improve the functionality and impact of public transportation, and there are significant opportunities to improve and enhance public transport penetration with an appropriate and innovative use of ICT. In May 2014, Medea will host an innovation competition for new innovative service solutions for public transportation.
TANIA RUIZ GUTIÉRREZ is an artist and associate professor at l’Université Paris-VIII/Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Her work is characterized by an exceptional ability to combine artistic and technological skills with critical and conceptual analysis, and she is the artist who made the video installation Elsewhere at Malmö central station. On October 16 she will give a public lecture entitled Revisiting Elsewhere.
Kollektivtrafik och andra gemensamma transportlösningar blir allt viktigare för att uppnå klimatmålen och för att klara av transportbehoven i våra allt mer förtätade städer. Medea, Malmö högskola, har av Vinnova beviljats medel för att utveckla och genomföra en innovationstävling som fokuserar just på olika typer av kollektiva trafiklösningar. Tävlingen genomförs under 2014 och utvecklas i […]