Michiel de Lange

New chapter “From real-time city to asynchronicity: exploring the real-time smart city dashboard”

Fresh from the press, this interesting edited volume by colleagues Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins, Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Clancy Wilmott and Daniel Evans, called “Time for mapping: Cartographic temporalities”. I have a chapter…

Interview Medialab Katowice about municipal data and public values

Medialab Katowice published an e-mail interview with me, as part of the Data (for) Culture conference in Katowice at which I spoke in December 2017. Here is the link to the interview on the Medialab Katowice website…

1 PhD + 1 postdoc position new NWO project ”Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities” deadline 20 April ’18

Recently, the research project ”Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities” in which I am co-applicant received a NWO grant, as part of the program Smart Culture – Creative Cities. This new project further strengthens…

The Hackable City: Citymaking in a Platform Society

For the journal Architectural Design, we wrote a contribution for the Special Issue: 4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Toolkit for the Open-Source City. Abstract Can computer hacking have positive parallels in the shaping of the built…

Talk at Data (For) Culture conference in Katowice, 2 Dec. 2017

On December 2 2017 I will give a talk at the Data (For) Culture conference in Katowice. The event is organized by Medialab Katowice. About the event: During the conference, experts from Poland and abroad…

Workshop “The Right to the Smart City”, 5-6 Sept 2017, Maynooth University

On 5 and 6 Sept 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the workshop The Right to the Smart City: Citizenship, Civic Participation, Urban Commons and Co-Creation, at Maynooth, as part of…

Video “A Walk in the smart city” (wandeling in de slimme stad) Betweterfestival 29 Sept. 2017

Recently I gave a talk (in Dutch) for the Betweterfestival in Tivoli/Vredenburg Utrecht about the increasingly dominant role of data in the ‘smart city’. The talk was called “A Walk in the smart city”…

[urban interfaces] graduate seminar series 2017-2018

Together with Nanna Verhoeff, Sigrid Merx, and Hira Sheikh, I am organizing this seminar series about Urban Friction. It is part of the research group [urban interfaces] I co-founded with Nanna & Sigrid….

Article (in Dutch) in AGORA Magazine “Slimme stad, slimme stedelingen”

Recently I wrote a contribution (in Dutch) for the Agora Magazine special issue about smart cities. In the essay I suggest three alternative imaginaries for smart and social cities: data city, playful city, and…

New Amsterdam Magazine #10 – contribution about Hackable City Making

To the most recent edition of New Amsterdam Magazine #10 we contributed an article about The Hackable City. Read the article Hacking Buiksloterham: How digital media can democratize city-making (pdf) Read the full version of the…

Moderation conference “A City as Smart as its Citizens”, 24 Oct. 2017, Dutch Design Week/World Design Event

On 24 Oct. 2017, I was the moderator of the conference “A City as Smart as its Citizens”, organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut. The event took place as part of the Dutch Design Week/World Design Event…

My keynote talk at Data Publics conference Lancaster University, March 31 / April 1 & 2, 2017

Spring 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the wonderful Data Publics event at Lancaster University, March 31 / April 1 & 2, 2017. Thans to the organizers for a great program! Below…

Call for short papers: academic track “Games for Cities” conference

Academic track at Games for Cities International Conference 20-21 April http://gamesforcities.com/challenges/conference/   The half-day “Games for Cities” Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to explore and develop their interdisciplinary research interests…

Essay (in Dutch) “Stories about smart cities: how citizen can identify with their city”

Recently I wrote an essay at the invitation of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). In the essay (Dutch), I argue that the lack of appealing narratives about smart cities is one…

Call workshop “Playable Cities: The City as Digital Playground”, Utrecht June 28–30 2016

I am one of the co-organizers of this workshop at Intetain 2016. Our friends from Bristol’s Playable City project – who coined the term – will come an give a talk! PLAYABLE CITIES:…

New publication “The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit”

As part of our The Hackable Research project, we are proud to announce The Hackable City Research Manifesto. See The Hackable City website for more information about our research project The Hackable City:…

Newspaper article “A truly smart city is a playful city” (Parool, May 30 2015)

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly…

NWO Creative Industries funds “Hackable City” project

We are happy to announce that NWO has funded our project “The Hackable City: Collaborative City making in Urban Living Lab Buiksloterham”. The project is funded through NWO’s Creative Industries Embedded Research program. Project leader…

Edited volume "Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” (2015). Image credit: Photograph of the game I’d Hide You, Blast Theory, 2012 (courtesy of Blast Theory).

Book “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” now available as free pdf

It is a pleasure to announce that the edited volume “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” has been published by Amsterdam University Press. The book is also available as a freely downloadable Open…

New article “Playful planning: citizens making the smart and social city”

A while ago I contributed an article about urban play and games and citizen engagement to the ECLECTIS final report “A contribution from cultural and creative actors to citizens’ empowerment”, on the invitation of Karien Vermeulen, Head of…