Media Architecture Biennale 2016
So for the last four days I’ve been attending the Media Architecture Biennale 2016. It’s been a self-indulgent immersion in the ideas around Smart Cities / Media Architecture / Lighting. An assembelage of signiifcant players and personalities in these fields spoke on their topics over those four days. In multiple streams it makes a difficult choice so I unfortunately missed a few items around the concept of Media Architecture.
The Media Architecture Biennale was held in Sydney 1st to 4th June 2016, looking for a Twitter hash tag use #mab2016. This is the fourth conference of this type, the previous being held in London(2007), Denmark (2102, 2014), the next in 2018 to be held in Beijing. a theme of ‘Digital Placemaking’ was chosen for this conference.
The program comprised of the SPARC Design exhibition, a day of workshops across urban environments and digital engagement through media architecture to smart cities and urban spaces, the city as a platform and the utilisation of data and creating public spaces at night. It’s important to remember that the urban place/space exists in a diurnal world.
On the first day the workshops I attended was on “Smart Cities and Urban Innovation”, introduced by Scott Hawken and Hoon Han of University of New South Wales. The speakers:
Greg Stone - Head of Digital Services - Australasia, ARUP.
|Greg Stone - Head of Digital Services - Australasia, ARUP|
|Jeremy Gill - SCG Economics and Planning|
Jeremy Gill - SCG Economics and Planning.
The second speaker Jeremy Gill of SCG Economics and Planning described the city as its people and that to define a city you need to start with data, he described data as a lens through which a city can be viewed. That data is to be used to define the future of the city.