Archive for June, 2011

CoCities Salon Amsterdam

De Verdieping 051
Photo by Juha van ‘t Zelfde – CC by-nc-sa

We have been awfully quiet about our little event in Amsterdam, haven’t we? Apologies for that.

It’s only one more week to the event and while the timing is short, we hope to see many of you at our first iteration of the Cognitive Cities Salon in Amsterdam.

While being silent, we haven’t been idle. It is our combined pleasure to introduce you to the speakers that will engage the conversation about the future of cities at De Verdieping on the evening of June 30th.

James Burke, Co-founder of VURB
Katalin Galayas, Policy Advisor to the City of Amsterdam
Kars Alfrink, ‘Chief Agent’ of Hubbub
Edwin Gardner, VOLUME Magazine

The four of them will present their thoughts on urbanity, technology and how we are in the middle of it all. But the Salons are not intended to give only the speakers the stage. While sometimes it is important to only receive curated information, we are very much hoping for a lively debate at the event. Be challenged by the speakers, but also do your best to challenge them.

A special call for participation for the next IoT workshop by Volume and VURB will be delivered by Vincent Schippers, Alexander Zeh and Caro van Dijk. The workshop is for architects, planners, coders and others interested in prototyping applications for a more writeable city.

The evening will be moderated by Juha van ‘t Zelfde, host of Visible Cities.

Here are the details

Date: 30th of June
Location: De Verdieping
Begin: 19:00 (we will start at 19:30)
End: 22:30
Entrance fee: 10 Euros

Details about the location:
De Verdieping

Please RSVP to our
Facebook Event

We will provide some drinks and snacks, just to make sure that everybody is powered up for a great evening full of conversations.

As always, a big shout out goes to our partners in crime:

Visible Cities
Volume Project

If you feel like it, please spread the word!

Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is an English author of comics, novels, and television recognized for his sociocultural commentary on futurist themes spannning nanotechnology, cryonics, mind transfer, and human enhancement.

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