We have just launched a new project called Satellite Lamps where we investigate and reveal one of the central infrastructures of the networked city, the Global Positioning System (GPS). This project continues our project of visualising the materials of technologies that started in 2009 with our studies of RFID and WiFi. With Satellite Lamps we now explore the material, spatial and temporal qualities of GPS in cities.
Combining theory and practice, this closing event of the PLAYUR project invites you to explore playful urban engagement through a blend of lectures, workshops and performances.
The work in YOUrban that has been carried out under the ‘Immaterals’ theme is currently showing in two exciting exhibitions in Brighton and Amsterdam.
A write-up of Matt Wards talk from Digitalt Byliv which was titled ‘This space is not for sale: Cities and the cinematic imagination’
The conference Digitalt byliv took place at DogA on 24 May. We had great speakers, a broad trans-disciplinary audience and wonderful weather. Digitalt byliv was organised by YOUrban and Statsbygg with support from Miljøverndepartementet, Norsk Form and Forskningsrådet.
This spring we are organising a conference in Oslo called ‘Digitalt byliv’ (meaning ‘digital urban life’). The conference looks at the possibilities and challenges posed by digital technologies in urban life and has an impressive line up of local and international speakers.