CITY CRAWLERS

20.10.2010

The Networked City

Handheld electronics, location devices, telecommunications networks, and a wide assortment of tags and sensors are constantly producing a rich stream of data reflecting various aspects of urban life. Managed well, 'big data' can be used to unlock new sources of economic value, provide new insights into scions and hold governments to account. Meanwhile, some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers are trying to understand this data to harness it for answers to our biggest problems.

In this talk, Edial Dekker will address the benefits of seeing cities as a platform that is able to reinvent itself. A main theme in this talk will be the role of data visualizations and a project called City Crawlers Berlin. Edial is part of Your Neighbours, a studio that is focussed on visualizing data and story telling.

CREATE INPUT is a lecture series about all things design, art, music, film, media or architecture within Berlin's creative scene.