The beginning of this academic year will be quite busy:
Sept 14 2011 Amsterdam.
Session during PICNIC 2011 “Future Cities: Designing for Ownership”
First, at PICNIC this year I’ll present a fresh new study about ‘Ownership in the Hybrid City’ that I’ve done together with Martijn de Waal. The study was commissioned by Virtueel Platform. More about this study (and the international event we are planning in its wake) soon at The Mobile City website.
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Sept 20 2011 Istanbul
Session during ISEA 2011 “Beyond Locative: Media Arts after the Spatial Turn”
After PICNIC I rapidly move on to Istanbul for the ISEA 2011 symposium, where I’ll be in a session together with Marc Tuters, Tristan Thielmann, and Mark Shepard, to talk about the future of locative media.
Sept 22 – Nov 3 2011 Utrecht
Lecturing course “The Media City”, Utrecht University
Just back from ISEA, I will start teaching a course that I have been developing as part time lecturer New Media Studies, Utrecht University. It is a totally new program for an existing bachelor II course, called “new media in the current debate” (the course is in Dutch). I have chosen to take ‘the media city’ as an umbrella theme. A fine group of guest lecturers will be giving talks. This is how the course looks in a nutshell:
week1, Sept 22 – Introduction (Michiel de Lange)
week2, Sept 29 – ‘Hybrid space’: the relation between digital and physical space (Eric Kluitenberg)
week3, Oct 6 – New media and urban publicness (Martijn de Waal)
week4, Oct 13 – Privacy & surveillance in the media city (Sander Flight)
week5, Oct 20 – Media art and the urban experience (Annet Dekker)
week6, Oct 27 – Urban play & gamification (Kars Alfrink)
week7, Nov 3 – eParticipation and co-design: designing cities with new media (Carl Lens)
Sep 1 2011 ->
Research project “Mobile Learning”
This academic year I will also devote one day per week to the research project in progress about “Mobile Learning”, joining several of my colleagues at the Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play, at Utrecht University, and mobile story-telling platform 7scenes.