Measuring Amsterdam #1

On June 12th, Wouter Meys and Maarten Groen of the research group Digital Life at CREATE-IT organized the Measuring Amsterdam experiment. After I introduced the Knowledge Mile project, keynote speakers Jochen Riester (HvA), Ger Baron (City of Amsterdam) and Marcel Worring (UvA) talked about Crowdsourcing, Amsterdam as a Smart City and data visualization. Maarten and Wouter then lead an experiment in which the audience was equipped with a custom-made smartphone app with which anyone can perform measurements, log observations and thus create open data on (the use of) the Wibautstraat (as part of the Knowledge mile) during the event. The participants’ data, which consisted of 1050 measurements were then visualized on-site by a team of designers from Milan: Michele Mauri (Density Design) , Matteo Azzi (Density Design) and Gabriele Colombo (Medialab Amsterdam).
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