Panel: Hybrid Spatial Experiences
Without a public or democratic discussion we are being pushed into an Internet of Things that will reshape out experience of public space. In contrast, I propose an Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. This vision is one of a community build network which is both local and global and that provides the tools and infrastructure of daily life. To build this we need to set social standards that embed the social qualities of that we want – into future technologies. What do we want those standards to be, and how do we agree on them?
- Christian Nold is an artist, designer and educator working to develop new participatory models and technologies for communal representation. In 2001 he wrote the book “Mobile Vulgus,” which examined the psychosomatic history of the political crowd. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004, Nold has led many large-scale participatory mapping projects. In particular his “Bio Mapping” project has been staged in sixteen different countries with more than 1500 workshop participants. For the last six years, Nold has been developing an extensive tool-kit of technologies that blend together human and non-human sensors for local governance. In 2010, Nold launched an experimental currency, the “Bijlmer Euro,” which allows people to follow where their money moves. This year will see the publication of the book, “The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World”, co-written with Rob van Kranenburg.