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The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

Global Forum 2010

I’m at Global Forum 2010, you can follow their activity on the event blog http://globalforum2010blog.com/ The Live Webcast is at http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/globalforum/101108

thesocialcomputer.eu

I stumbled upon this site which is the project site of a group who are attempting to realise The Social Computer. I’m in the processing of contacting the right people in and around the project. http://thesocialcomputer.eu “The social computer is a future computational system that harnesses the innate problem solving, action and information gathering powers… » read more

Tightening Feedback Loops

This work is in the Public Domain. The whole project is about “tightening feedback loops” which is aiming to address the fundamental problems with the current world systems communism, capitalism, democracy, organisation etc. The majority of the problems are there because the feedback loops are slow and dumb so the bigger problems can not be… » read more

 This work is in the Public Domain. I wrote this in January 2003 to try to describe the kinds of things you would see at a Social Computer building (a Civil Sandbox). The name Prototype comes from the name of the event we were proposing to explore the Social Computer. Please bear in mind that… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/p__tQFLsN-Y” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] “I really like the idea that you can have an environment in which you can test technologies, products and see feedback and see a lot of things happen. You could see a lot of new things get developed, and innovations. Almost like… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain.  This was the first document I wrote that people started to see what I was trying to do. It was finished in October 2002, before the ist2002 brainstorm document Social (Network, People, Community) Computing (System, Process, Result) The Social Computer is a potentially revolutionary thematic arts research project.… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://uk.youtube.com/v/Nxq4q1UCvKM” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2002, Mathew Lowry was website manager for IST 2002. I think, although he was a science journalist for many years, this was the first time he was interviewed. I shouldn’t say interview because we talked most of the time haha.

Playful experiments

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://lads.myspace.com/videos/vplayer.swf” width=”320″ height=”346″ fvars=”m=881568;type=video” wmode=”transparent” /] I think a good event reminds people that there are new possibilities out there. It is warm and friendly and gives people a nice backdrop to meet new people and explore common interests or discover new ones. It is open to new ways of thinking and gives room… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain.  “A building, that is reprogrammable, that has custom functions that are decided upon by the citizens, that incorporates the newest experimental social technologies to explore the fringes of our imaginations into where civilisation should be going. Then, imagine one in every city. Imagine that each one has a… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. I was trying to describe a science for the concept of Societal Computing. I realised that Social Computing didn’t really cover the high-level stuff like redesigning the processes that make a society function. Again, a lot of thought and a lot of talk, but not much action. My… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://uk.youtube.com/v/YYREeoGCmGQ” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2001 we were mostly busy with opening people up to new kinds of art form and expression. It is true, however, that most of our research is useful for other industries as it represents creativity towards approaching change. You could say that designing society is also an art… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://uk.youtube.com/v/af3Nu0d1M2Y” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This was the project that initially sparked the idea of a building with a very special function.  This festival is the basic format I will use for the Sandbox festival which is a city wide experimental Civil Sandbox within an event. For me, this is the best way to… » read more

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