Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard Sao Paulo


The project called Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) is an interactive and participatory installation that lets citizens engage with and comment on urgent challenges in São Paulo. SCSD aims to translate instant citizen feedback into a visual language, which is displayed on the media facade of the Galeria de Arte Digital (FIESP). The media facade and its surrounding turn into a stage for social encounter where the urban challenges can be discussed. Continue reading

Living Light Lab at the UCL VEIV Exhibition


At last week’s ‘Building Projection Party’ to celebrate over 10 years of the UCL EngD Centre VEIV I was invited to showcase the latest prototype of the ‘Living Light Lab’ project. The interactive low resolution LED display was hooked up with an RFID technology based feedback system to allow visitors of the party to instantly express their opinion through their Oyster cards or access cards.

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Living Light Lab

Connecting People in Mediated Public Spaces 

Living Light Lab

Living light lab is an interactive light installation that attracts, engages and connects participants with the aim to create an stage for encounter in the urban space of London this coming autumn.  Continue reading

UP London Hackathon: I’m local

From local community boards to dynamic local dashboards

I am localGreat sketch by Elvia Vasconcelos

Location matters! Hardly any digital social network or media platform is missing out the opportunity to geographically trace their users activities. Amongst others Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare allow users to geo tag their lives. However, existing digital social networks miss out a web of location based micro information which emerges informally amongst local communities in their neighbourhoods. Continue reading

Media Architecture Biennale 2012, Aarhus


Over the course of two days architects, urban planners, interaction designer, researcher, representatives of the industries and local stakeholders came together to discuss and share their knowledge, create new networks and experience various interactive exhibits in the field of media architecture. The focus of the conference was on participative design and ownership mediated through digital technologies in urban space. Continue reading

3rd International UBI Summer School 2012

In June the Erasmus Staff Training Mobility program at UCL brought me to a hardly known place at the northern boundaries of Europe. The City of Oulu in Finland ( is situated only 160 km south of the polar circle and therefore with its 140 000 inhabitants one of the northernmost cities in the world. Despite the remote location the city is a leading innovative tech hub in Europe. Continue reading

‘City Methodology’ Exhibition

(graphic by Stefanos Gkougkoustamos, Yimeng Tang, Martin Traunmueller)

The time-based city: Methodological innovations in the digital age

The city is increasingly generating a huge amount of data on various platforms including physical, mobile, digital and social ones and through various data sources such as GPS, Google Maps, Twitter, and Facebook. We show methodological and detailed explorations as part of the Module ‘City as Interface’ on the MSc Adaptive Architecture and Computation. Continue reading