Networked Urbanism

A primer on data and the city with Tracey Lauriault

Tracey Lauriault provides a dynamic introduction to the relationship between data and the city at the Future Cities Forum. This talk delves into the social and technological infrastructure and frames a new more open and democratic version of a data centered city.

Tracey Lauriault is an Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Big Data in the Faculty of the Institute for Data Science at Carleton University. She has done extensive research on open data, big data and ‘smart cities’. Lauriault has been fundamental to the development of critical data studies in Canada and internationally, founding Open Smart Cities as part of the OpenNorth “a data and technology governance approach shaping how Canadian cities roll out their ‘smart’ programs.”

 

Lauriault is an expert in data infrastructures, spatial media and smart cities with a particular focus on the way social and technological infrastructures are entangled as well as how these entanglements structure, automate and govern our every day lives.

Click here for Tracey Lauriault Carleton Profile

 

OpenNorth

https://opennorth.ca/

 

Open Smart Cities Forum

https://cfe.ryerson.ca/key-resources/initiatives/toronto-open-smart-cities-forum

Future Cities Forum

 

February 23rd, 2018 Ottawa, Canada

 

Presented by Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa in partnership with the National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab

Art and Capital

Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey helped shape the structure of the Digital Economies Lab and here we discuss their vision for artistic prosperity in the 21st century. We chat about artists’ complicated relationship to capital and how we are in an exciting moment of transformation. Join us, as we delve into questions of value, the pace of production, and our perception of reality, augmented or not.

READ MORE

Caring + Sharing

Artengine’s Artistic Director Ryan Stec in conversation with Digital Economies Lab (DEL) participant, strategist, designer, artist and independent creative director, Julie Gendron, where they discuss Gendron’s work on the Offer Need Machine (ONM). Within this discussion Gendron addresses quantifying value by breaking down the mechanics of trust, recreating the ephemerality of chance interaction, and rating and evaluating with care.

READ MORE

Blockchain + DAOs

From NFTs to governance structures, blockchain technology may be a glimpse into the future. At least that is what Jesse McKee and the team at 221A are exploring. In this conversation McKee shares a bit about the history of artist-run centres in Canada, the limitless potential for blockchain to change how society is ordered, and the rise of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Listen closely to discover the literary Easter eggs Jesse drops that are framing research at 221A.

READ MORE

FUTURE CITIES FORUM