Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
Surveillance and data collection in smart city projects enhance our public spaces, but also bring a fear of militarized control. In contrast, designers and artists challenge our urban experience in games and augmented reality applications. What is the potential of these technologies for e-governance and e-participation?
Albert Meijer― Speaker
Albert Jacob Meijer (1967) studied chemistry at the University of Nijmegen and communication science at Wageningen University. After finishing his studies, Meijer was responsible for knowledge management at a Dutch organization for development aid and he worked as a consultant with a small Dutch IT firm. In November 2002 Meijer received his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam for a thesis on parliamentary and legal accountability in the information age. Since February 2002 Meijer works as an associate professor at the Utrecht School of Governance. He teaches public administration and policy sciences at the bachelor and master level. He does research on technology and governance.
Judith Bihr― Speaker
Judith Bihr works as a curator at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. She studied Literature, Fine Arts and Media studies between 2004 and 2010 at the Universities of Konstanz, Germany and Cairo, Egypt, and graduated with a Master of Arts. She completed her PhD on Contemporary Egyptian Art as a scholarship holder at a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. Her thesis that was published recently under the title “Muster der Ambivalenz. Subversive Praktiken in der ägyptischen Kunst der Gegenwart” [Patterns of Ambivalence. Subversive Practices in Contemporary Egyptian Art] received the DAVO Dissertation prize 2015. She focuses her research on Media Studies, Global Art History and Postcolonial Studies with a special focus on the Middle East and presented several papers in various venues including the American University in Cairo, the University of Tokyo, New York University, Cape Town University, the University of Nicosia and the Orient Institute in Beirut, among others.
Charlie Clemoes― Speaker
Charlie Clemoes is a writer, editor and podcaster, originally from the South West of England and currently living in Amsterdam. He is an editor at Failed Architecture and co-host of the Failed Architecture podcast. He is also part of the Amsterdam-based design platform fanfare, principally as co-host of fanfare tetatet. Coming from a background in critical urbanism, his work often concerns the role of culture and technology in both reproducing and challenging the way that power is distributed in cities.