The Ener-geyser (or Schoonschip Geyser) is a data-driven (floating) fountain that visualises peak times: times when there is a high demand for energy on the communal energy smart-grid of an Amsterdam-based resource community called Schoonschip. By visualising energy levels in real-time, the Geyser helps the community make decisions about when to turn on appliances, in order to achieve their agreed sustainability goals.

The City as a License. Implications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers for Urban Governance

After the smart city, will the blockchain city now follow? New technologies such as distributed ledgers may herald a new phase for the way digital media and big data are deployed to manage, use and shape public spaces and urban infrastructures. The City as a License is a perspective, which illuminates that development from the starting point of the city as a modern, open community with democratic and inclusive public spaces.

The City as a Licence (NL)

Volgt na de smart city nu de blockchain-stad? Nieuwe technologieën als distributed ledgers (decentraal beheerde databases) luiden mogelijk een nieuwe fase in voor de manier waarop digitale media en big data worden ingezet om publieke ruimtes en stedelijke infrastructuren te beheren, gebruiken en vorm te geven. The City as a License is een perspectief, dat die ontwikkeling belicht vanuit het vertrekpunt van de stad als een moderne, open gemeenschap met democratische en inclusieve publieke ruimtes.

Charging the Commons

Charging the Commons is a 2-year project that investigates the design of digital platforms for resource communities. The project explores how a Situated-design approach can be employed to articulate the (social) values of resource communities. In addition, the project examines how these values can be translated into a design for the management of an urban commons.

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