Panel: Think BETA: Participative Evolution of Smart Cities
As most european cities and towns, the danish capital Copenhagen has many different layers of physical buildings and structures, but also of stories and meaning attached to the spaces and places of the city. These spaces and their meaning is of interest to many different positions: planners, artists, historians, urban developers, museums, researchers etc. The city is today such a complex system that not many people can relate to more than their own quarter or street, and certainly very few have access to the stories and meanings that permeates the buildings around them. From the point of view of city authorities, it is hard to get a dialogue with the public about visions for the future of the city. Through a combination of a web-based 3D-environment and a pervasive, mobile technology, the many parties involved in the city can collaborate in a way that visions, history and existing rules will impregnate each other.
- Mikkel Thelle is PhD fellow in History and Media Science and curator at the National Museum of Denmark. He has worked extensively with the role of digital media in museum frameworks. As a historian, he is working in the field of urban cultural history, studying among other things the networks of the modern city.
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