Mobile City Conference Wrap-up

The conference is over, and Michiel and I are very happy with the result. We had a great turn out, highly interesting key notes, inspiring presentations of locative and mobile projects and lots of discussion.

Many thanks to all our speakers, our sponsors, our hosts at the NAi and our volunteers. And of course: thanks all of you who took the trouble to come out to Rotterdam to attend the event.

We will be posting photos, videos and a written account of the conference within the next two weeks, just give us some time to compile all the material we gathered yesterday.

Meanwhile: we have seen some reports already in the blogosphere. We have published an overview on the Conference Coverage Page

Martijn de Waal

Martijn de Waal (1972) is a writer, researcher and strategist, working in the field of digital media and (urban) culture. He is currently a senior researcher at the Play & Civic Media group at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

He has worked with and for various clients and organizations such as The Netherlands Architecture Institute, Open Society Foundation, The Architectural League of New York, Lift@Home, Kitchen Budapest, The Mondriaan Foundation and Dutch Public Broadcasting.

Formerly he was part of the New Media, Public Sphere and Urban Culture research group at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen, and connected to the department of mediastudies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2009 he was a visiting scholar at MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media.

His most recent book are The City as Interface. How Digital Media Are Changing the City (NAi010 Publishers, 2014) and De Platformsamenleving (The Platform Society), co-authored with Jose van Dijck en Thomas Poell (Amsterdam University Press, 2016)