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I wrote this in January 2003 to try to describe the kinds of things you would see at a Social Computer building (a Civil Sandbox). The name Prototype comes from the name of the event we were proposing to explore the Social Computer. Please bear in mind that it is nearly 6 years ago so… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/p__tQFLsN-Y” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here Karina interviews Maurits Aalders (European marketing manager for Xerox) and talks about how he came into contact with me and what he thinks about the unique environment of a Social Computer Building. A sandbox in Software terms refers to a space that can be changed without breaking anything.… » read more

This was the first document I wrote that people started to see what I was trying to do. It was finished in October 2002, before the ist2002 brainstorm document Social (Network, People, Community) Computing (System, Process, Result) The Social Computer is a potentially revolutionary thematic arts research project. The theme of Social Computing aims to… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://uk.youtube.com/v/Nxq4q1UCvKM” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2002, Mathew Lowry was the communications strategist behind the event we presented at in ist2002. I think, although he was a science journalist for many years, this was the first time he was interviewed. I shouldn’t say interview because we talked most of the time haha. Original post… » read more

Playful experiments

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://lads.myspace.com/videos/vplayer.swf” width=”320″ height=”346″ fvars=”m=881568;type=video” wmode=”transparent” /] I think a good event reminds people that there are new possibilities out there. It is warm and friendly and gives people a nice backdrop to meet new people and explore common interests or discover new ones. It is open to new ways of thinking and gives room… » read more

I was trying to create a science for the concept of Societal Computing. I realised that Social Computing didn’t really cover the high-level stuff like redesigning the processes that make a society function. Again, a lot of thought and a lot of talk, but not much action. My mistake was thinking that I need to… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://lads.myspace.com/videos/vplayer.swf” width=”320″ height=”346″ fvars=”m=881098;type=video” wmode=”transparent” /] This was the project that initially sparked the idea of a building with a very special function. This festival is the basic format I will use for the Sandbox festival which is a city wide experimental Civil Sandbox within an event. For me, this is the best way… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wyWKwCWdrtA” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here David shares his thoughts on the notion of a Social Computer and talks about knowledge management within society. Interviewed: David Willis, Hull University Original post by mrpras

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wyWKwCWdrtA” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here David shares his thoughts on the notion of a Social Computer and talks about knowledge management within society. Interviewed: David Willis, Hull University Original post by mrpras

The IST2002 was the annual research event of DGInfSo on Information Society Technologies. a 4000 attendance conference where EC-related research activities are brought together. The event was held in the Bella Centre in Copehagen, Denmark. I was lucky enough to be accepted for a slot within the networking sessions and had a space in the… » read more

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