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Talks
Geoff Manaugh and Mary Mattingly
Geoff Manaugh and Mary Mattingly

What if mobile, self-sufficient living units were the building blocks for future cities? In a time when growing urban populations are faced with environmental, political, and economic instability, and when human and societal dislocation and relocation increasingly erode stable notions of dwelling, Eyebeam Fellow Mary Mattingly’s Flock House project represents a group of migratory, sculptural [...]

Activist Technology Demo Day
Activist Technology Demo Day

Activist Technology Demo Day Saturday, January 28 3-6pm Eyebeam Art + Technology Center From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, technology has played an important role in shaping contemporary resistance and the representation of these events in the media. What new tools of protest and occupation have emerged over the past year? The Urban Research Group @ [...]

Open Data Cities: Manchester
Open Data Cities: Manchester

Kicking off a series of public events this spring organized by the Urban Research Group, Drew Hemment delivered a talk on FutureEverything’s Open Data Cities Lab and DataGM – the Greater Manchester Datastore, a partnership between FutureEverything and Trafford Council in Greater Manchester. Open Data plays a critical role in making cities and their current [...]

POPS and Participatory Urbanism
POPS and Participatory Urbanism

Contemporary urban space poses new challenges and opportunities for urban life as traditional lines between public and private become increasingly entangled in both liberatory and contested ways. How these spaces are planned and occupied, who regulates the actions and events that transpire there, and what constitutes the terms by which civic participation in these processes [...]