Category Archives: Cities

Citizen Empowerment in the Making

The Making Sense Beta Pilot in Barcelona is coming to an end and we are in the process of producing the “beta action”, an urban intervention that aims to raise awareness about noise pollution and its effects on our health.

Citizen Empowerment in the Making

The Making Sense Beta Pilot in Barcelona is coming to an end and we are in the process of producing the “beta action”, an urban intervention that aims to raise awareness about noise pollution and its effects on our health.

[Video] Making the Contributive City

Citizen-led initiatives in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bristol are currently demonstrating that it is possible to put people at the heart of smart city innovation and technology at the service of society. Tackling urban issues by appropriating technology, discussing data ownership

[Video] Making the Contributive City

Citizen-led initiatives in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bristol are currently demonstrating that it is possible to put people at the heart of smart city innovation and technology at the service of society. Tackling urban issues by appropriating technology, discussing data ownership

JokeBox: Getting Strangers to Talk to Each Other

A few weeks ago I traveled to San Francisco to present a new paper at CSCW 2016. This work differs from my core research, which focuses on technologies for collaborative citizen action, participatory sensing, open source and making. The Jokebox study follows from my

JokeBox: Getting Strangers to Talk to Each Other

A few weeks ago I traveled to San Francisco to present a new paper at CSCW 2016. This work differs from my core research, which focuses on technologies for collaborative citizen action, participatory sensing, open source and making. The Jokebox study follows from my

[Bristol] Support our Change Creators!

Update: Read about the Change Creators’ visit to Barcelona. Interested in citizen sensing? Willing to contribute to a project with positive social impact? Curious about how data could help us address local issues? Here’s an opportunity for you to become

[Bristol] Support our Change Creators!

Update: Read about the Change Creators’ visit to Barcelona. Interested in citizen sensing? Willing to contribute to a project with positive social impact? Curious about how data could help us address local issues? Here’s an opportunity for you to become

Making Sense workshop: Open Call!

As part of the Design & The City conference, we invite you to participate in the “Making Sense” workshop on Friday 22nd of April in Amsterdam. This workshop will demonstrate how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices

Making Sense workshop: Open Call!

As part of the Design & The City conference, we invite you to participate in the “Making Sense” workshop on Friday 22nd of April in Amsterdam. This workshop will demonstrate how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices

The Bristol Approach to Participatory Sensing

How can crowd sensing interventions scale up beyond short-lived pilot interventions? How can they be citizen-centred, sustainable and inclusive rather than a technology push? Together with KWMC and Bristol City Council, we have developed a new framework for running inclusive, sustainable

The Bristol Approach to Participatory Sensing

How can crowd sensing interventions scale up beyond short-lived pilot interventions? How can they be citizen-centred, sustainable and inclusive rather than a technology push? Together with KWMC and Bristol City Council, we have developed a new framework for running inclusive, sustainable

Urban Participatory Sensing reloaded: Making Sense EU

Photo credit: Waag Society 2016 As part of my PhD at the Intel ICRI Cities I have investigated how citizens harness the potential of crowd sensing tools – from mobile phones to IoT devices, to collect and share data that can help them

Urban Participatory Sensing reloaded: Making Sense EU

Photo credit: Waag Society 2016 As part of my PhD at the Intel ICRI Cities I have investigated how citizens harness the potential of crowd sensing tools – from mobile phones to IoT devices, to collect and share data that can help them