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)
Entrance fee: 10 Euros
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.
Vinh-Nghi Tiet is currently Head of Development and Sustainability at ICADE Germany, a Real Estate Investor and developer. Also auditor for the German society for sustainable buildings, he focuses on creating buildings that join sustainable lifestyle and performing business.
Anil Bawa-Cavia is a technologist with a background in social software. Former lead developer of online music network Last.fm, Anil now researches urban networks at the inter-disciplinary Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), UK.
Georgina manages the Homesense research project, and is a Tutorial Fellow in Ethics at Sussex University. She has previously worked with Tinker London, focusing on user and outlaw design and innovation.
Dannie Jost is Science Advisor and Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), NCCR Trade Regulation, Law Faculty, University of Bern. She works in policy and regulation issues where science, technology and trade are involved in close collaboration with trade lawyers and other experts in regulatory affairs.