Michiel de Lange

First reports expert meeting ‘Designing the Hybrid City’ published

The first reports of the expert meeting ‘Designing the Hybrid City’ are available now. These reports were written by architect Daan Roggeveen and journalist Michiel Hulshof (Go West project). =edit= Videos of the sessions…

TwitterHouse: an approach for urban design with new media

About Twitterhouse Saturday March 27 2010 I attended the public presentation of the project TwitterHouse at Center for Architecture Arcam in Amsterdam. This project, initiated by Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder…

Cartography: the old versus the new? an evening in De Balie

On December 14th 2009 De Balie – an Amsterdam-based center for culture and politics – organized an evening about old and new cartographies. Participants were Ferjan Ormeling (Emeritus Professor Cartography, Faculty of Geographical…

“How can architects relate to digital media?” TMC keynote at the ‘Day of the Young Architect’

(download as PDF >>) How can architects relate to digital media? The Mobile City keynote at the ‘Day of the Young Architect’: outcomes and further thoughts written by Michiel de Lange & Martijn…

Article in Second Nature journal about The Mobile City project and urban gaming

The second issue of the RMIT journal Second Nature is about “Games, Locative & Mobile Media”. I wrote a short article about urban games and their importance for the issues we address with…

Report of the Sentient Rotterdam Workshop (Nov 6th 2009)

On November 6th 2009 The Mobile City organized the Sentient Rotterdam Workshop in collaboration with Mark Shepard. About 20 participants from varying disciplines came together to discuss the role of sentient technology in…

PICNIC ’09 report 1: augmented reality

This year’s PICNIC (September 23-25 2009 in Amsterdam) had some really great sessions and speakers. The Mobile City couldn’t possibly attend everything. Therefore I will zoom in on two sessions that were particularly…

review: Stephen Graham – The Cybercities Reader (2004)

In The Cybercities Reader (2004) Stephen Graham – at that time Professor of Urban Technology in Newcastle – bundles a great number of seminal texts about the intersections of digital media technologies and…

Digital Cities 6: urban media / urban informatics and different notions of public space

I attended the Digital Cities 6 Workshop this week in State College Pennsylvania (put together by Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano and Hiromitsu Hattori, thanks for that!). The workshop started from the notion that…

Augmented reality on the mobile: MoMo Amsterdam #11

Mobile Monday #11 themed “Visions on Mobile” took place on June 1 2009 and had some great speakers: Alan More, Jamais Cascio, Andrew Grill, Joe Pine, Howard Rheingold, and Robert Rice – yes,…

review: Kevin Lynch – The Image of the City

As part of a new effort of The Mobile City to compile an ever-expanding overview of literature relevant to our themes, I will review this oldie-goldie published in 1960: Kevin Lynch – The…

Telecom, transport, and (unequal) time-space compression

One of the oldest terms to think about the influence of both transport and communication technologies on the experience of time and space is “time-space compression”. This notion expresses the sense that the…

Cellphone city art

Found via Textually.org > Engadget Mobile > Make (nice trail): Artist Jorge Colombo (Portugal) made a couple of cityscapes by drawing with his fingers in an application called Brushes on an iPhone. He…

CFP: mSociety + mGOV + mDevelopment 2-3-4 September, 2009, Barcelona, Spain

Three paralel conferences are organized in Barcelona Spain: 1) mSOCIETY 2009: The 2nd International Conference on Mobile Society 2) EURO mGOV 2009: The 4th European Conference on Mobile Government 3) mDEVELOPMENT 2009: The…

CFP: ACM2009 “Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era” 30 Sept–2 Oct 2009 Tampere, Finland

Academic MindTrek 2009 Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops We are pleased to invite you to the Academic MindTrek conference from September 30th – 2nd October, which brings together a cross-disciplinary crowd of…

The map as metaphor

John Markoff wrote an article in the NY Times “The Cellphone, Navigating Our Lives”. He calls the cellphone “the world’s most ubiquitous computer”, since the 4 billion subscriber mark has been reached recently…

Review: “Portable Objects in Three Global Cities” by Mimi Ito et al.

  Mimi Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Ken Anderson have an interesting chapter in the edited volume by Rich Ling & Scott Campbell (2009) “The reconstruction of space and time: mobile communication practices” which…

BBC radio: computer generated building design

The BBC has a 5-minute radio item about computer generated architecture. Architect Thomas Witzke (?) at Zaha Hadid‘s office talks about paralel computer modeling in building design. He says computer programs originally used…

Mobile media ‘optimizing’ physical mobility

(image source: Vabellon) Clearly, the mobile phone is used to ‘optimize time’ – at least, this idea of “making the most of NOW” is one of the strong rhetorics about mobile media: to…

3rd Situated Technologies pamphlet out: Situated Advocacy

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 3: Situated Advocacy A special double issue featuring the essays: Community Wireless Networks as Situated Advocacy – Laura Forlano and Dharma Dailey Suspicious Images, Latent Interfaces – Benjamin Bratton and…