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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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