Prototyping the idiotic city. Goldsmiths, London. 05.06.18
In recent years, the notion of smartness has gained pervasive prominence in various spheres of social life and the ways that cities can be known, planned and governed. Data collection is now enabled through embedded sensors and devices in urban space, particularly in the development of the Internet of Things. Autonomous mobility and other smart city initiatives make cities appear to be manageable and controllable in (near) real-time through smart analytics and dashboards. In developing these innovations, new modes of laboratorization and experimentation are deployed in order to test technological 'solutions'. Against the grain of a sterile technotopia proposed by the smart city, the workshop wants to problematize the various kinds of smartness that are programmed and inscribed into this debate as well as question the newness of it. What, in other words, are the failures and breakdowns that slow down and counteract the supposed smoothness of the smart city? Through a one-day workshop researchers are invited to creatively incorporate the “murmur of the idiot” (Stengers, 2005) into situations in which new relationships with our ‘smart’ surroundings can be built.

Alison Powell, London School of Economics
Gyorgyi Galik, Royal College of Art, London/Umbrellium
Jennifer Gabrys, University of Goldsmiths
Mike Michael, University of Exeter
Noortje Marres, CIM, University of Warwik
Ola Söderström, University of Neuchâtel
Uriel Fogué, ESAYA, UEM

Location: Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dates: 5 of June 2018, 9.30-4.30

Organizers: CISP and Fondecyt N°1180062

The event is free, you can register here:
25.05.2018 um 11:48 Uhr

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