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CDCCity14-1: The Neuro-Cognitive Comples: A Brief Genealogy of Responsive Environments

Orit Halpern on The Neuro-Cognitive Comples: A Brief Genealogy of Responsive Environments

Abstract. This paper traces the cybernetic influence on designers, urban planners, architects, and human scientists, to produce a preliminary speculative genealogy of contemporary “smart” and ubiquitous computing territories and mediums. Taking a series of case studies ranging from neural nets to Nicholas Negroponte’s experiments in Soft Architecture, to contemporary smart city developments such as Songdo in South Korea, the paper will trace the rise of the ideal of an algorithmically produced territory, and the subsequent transformations (real and imagined) in the forms of measurement and calculation administering populations. This emergent "neuro-cognitive" complex, where bandwidth and the modulation of attention is understood as necessary for the sustainability of life is the architecture for contemporary investments in big data, responsive environments, and ubiquitous computing.

Bio. Dr. Orit Halpern an assistant professor in History and Media Studies at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College, New York. As part of my work as an historian, I am also interested in digital cinema and multi-media documentary, contemporary art practice, animation, and literature. I am particularly partial to those works inspired by, and dedicated to, problems of time and memory.

This talk was recorded at the workshop: Computing the City – Ubiquitous Computing and Logistical Cities at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University Lüneburg, 9-10 July 2014.

Thanks, Orit, for the permission to share.

CDCCity photo set by mprove

UXR 6/14: Enterprise UX

UX Roundtable 2.6.2014: Kris Lohmann sprach über Die UX von Enterprise-Anwendungen: Ein Aschenputtel des Software-Designs?

Es ist mittlerweile auch außerhalb der UX-Community verstanden, dass die User-Experience von Consumer-Produkten im direkten Zusammenhang zu den Geschäftszielen einer Organisation steht. Daher investieren erfolgreiche Unternehmen massiv in die Benutzbarkeit und Attraktivität ihrer Benutzungsschnittstellen. Oberflächen und Bedienkonzepte von Enterprise-Software machen häufig eine andere Einstellung deutlich. Kris Lohmann argumentiert, warum auch und gerade dieser Bereich eine sehr spannende Herausforderung für UXler darstellt. Des Weiteren adressiert er, welchen (Stellen-)Wert funktionierende, benutz- und beherrschbare Software im Backoffice eines Unternehmens hat.

// photo Dirk Brünsicke

RFC13-7: Agenturen sind tot – Agenturen der Zukunft

Jeremy Tai Abbett, Svenja Teichmann (mod), Susanne LämmerJörg Jelden: Agenturen sind tot – Agenturen der Zukunft. Panel-Diskussion auf dem Reeperbahn Festival Campus 2013

Die Agenturlandschaft ist im Umbruch und die Kommunikationsbranche steht vor großen internen und externen Herausforderungen. Mehr denn je ist sie auf ein erfolgreiches Zusammenwirken verschiedenster Akteure angewiesen. Die Digitalisierung erfasst nicht nur das kommunikative Produkt, sondern immer stärker auch die Agentur als Organisation und deren Wertschöpfung. Zudem befinden sich Agenturen mittelfristig in einem schwierigen gesamtwirtschaftlichen Fahrwasser, denn die Unternehmen reduzieren vor dem Hintergrund stagnierender oder schrumpfender Märkte in Europa ihre Kommunikationsbudgets.
Jörg Jelden stellt die zentralen Ergebnisse des Think-Tanks „Agenturen der Zukunft“ vor, anschließend diskutieren Experten die Ergebnisse und Anknüpfungsmöglichkeiten.

Herzlichen Dank an Susanne, Svenja, Jörg und Jeremy für die Freigabe.


RFC13-6: Communities Revisited

Nathalie Sonne, Carolin Neumann (mod), Anette NovakRobert Drakogiannakis: Communities Revisited – Leaving the bubble behind, Reeperbahn Festival 2013

Not talking to your audience, your customers, your users is not an option anymore. While most companies have understood this, they – especially media companies – stay in their bubble and don’t spend too much time on thinking what kinds of communities they really need to build to survive the media crisis. This panel looks beyond simple social media communication and dives into the minds of people who get what it means to really interact with your target audience.

Many thanks to Anette, Nathalie, Robert and Carolin for the permission to share the recording.


RFC13-5: On the citizen’s side

Anette NovakOn the citizen's side, Reeperbahn Festival 2013

Few businesses have been so disrupted by the digital evolution as publishing. But your favourite news brand don’t have to die. If they play their cards right they will not only keep their strong community position, they will strengthen them. The future is spelled interactivity and innovation. Opening up the media houses and bringing in crossdiciplinary crowd creativity into every aspect of the operations. But to succeed, the executives need to stop running after the money – and instead finding a vision and a mission, shared by the community.

Many thanks to Anette for the permission to share the recording.


RFC13-4: Crowdfunding

Celine LazorthesCrowdfunding, A New Economy? Reeperbahn Festival 2013

The financial sector is one of the few sectors that has not yet been disrupted. While it may be possible today to access one’s bank balance online, old habits still dominate the financial sector. However, in contrast to the on-going recession, a new financial model is gaining more and more momentum: crowdfunding. Recording an album, starting a company or yet raising funds for a good cause – the “crowd” assumes its power and boosts innovation y reuniting its force. In 2013, five billion dollar will be collected on crowdfunding sites around the globe. In ten years, crowdfunding websites will already handle 1000 billion dollars per year.

Céline Lazorthes is the founder of two of Europe’s leading players within the collaboration consumption:, a website for group financing and MangoPay, a certified payment solution for the collaborative consumption. In her talk, Lazorthes would like to highlight the advantages and also the risks of the so-called shareconomy and also take a look at the legal perspective.

Many thanks to Celine for the permission to share the recording.

Update: A video is available as well.