Posted: 20 September 2016 05:52 PM
Total Posts:  18
Joined  2016-08-09

Our society evolves around information. Better data acquisition and analysis offers opportunities for local and national government to solve pressing social issues. The smart city seems inevitable. But what does a smart city look like? What dilemmas are governments confronted with when they embrace the smart city, the internet-of-things and datafication?

EMMA, a consulting agency in The Hague specializing in social issues, will be organizing a meeting in which we explore the tension between ethics and the information society. In an interactive game we sketch various scenarios in which aspects of a smart city clash with traditional values like privacy. The participants will be faced with a dilemma: optimization with big data or protection of current values. Together we will map the political choices that underpin the smart city of the future.

We are looking for students that are interested in developing a creative way to create a digital or analog game for this meeting. You get a chance to see how your ideas can work in practice and gain experience working closely with an organization and local government representatives.

Would you like to know more about the meeting or do you want to participate?
Contact us by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can always have a look at our Dutch website to find out more about our work and the other events we organize: http://www.emma.nl