Berlin – Paris – London GESAMTDATENWERK – DONNEESTRAVAUXTOTALE – TOTALDATAWORK

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Following the focused meetings and one-to-one sessions at the British Embassy in Berlin on 15th September (Please see the September post) Nadine Barthel has contacted me and a dialogue has begun.

Nadine Barthel,
Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen
Referat Kommunikation, Medien, Kreativwirtschaft
EU-Projektmanagerin
http://www.berlin.de/projektzukunft/english/about-project-future/
http://www.opencities.net/
“We consider your concept as very interesting and would like to explain our general interest in cooperating with you.”

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Working together is a challenge that calls for the relationship building process to begin early. The intention is to apply for EU funding opportunities for Cultural Exchange and ICT opportunities next October 2012. The time line is over the next 24 months for development and implementation. The plan is that the seeds sown now will flower into partnerships over the next few months.

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Key business networking and university partners will find innovative opportunities to showcase Future Internet and existing network capabilities used in synergy with hybrid technologies, including sensors, sound and high-lumens projectors.

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The speed of light and networks will converge into opto-electronic, electro-sonic, and electro-tactile immersive installations in Berlin, Paris and London.

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The following post outlines some ideas on the collaborative business model, Open City Data and Smart Cities. We are seeking to develop potential partnerships with Cap Digital in Paris, Projekt Zukunft in Berlin and onedotzero in London as key collaborators, together with university, business and cultural partners in each city.

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SynchroniCity will simultaneously connect cities and citizens in an interactive art system of transmissions and receptions. Networking provides for a field of interaction between citizens, art and technology, involving the development of feedback loops that build collective intelligence. Modes of thinking, imagining and creating which from the point of view of art, can lead to an immense diversity of cultural transformations and enriched definitions of the human condition. What does it mean to be a citizen in our rapidly transforming digital cities?


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CREATIV TECHNIK, KUNST, FUNKTION UND SCHÖNHEIT DURCH DIE FARBE, LICHT UND TON

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY, L’ART, LA FONCTION ET LA BEAUTE PAR LA COULEUR, LA LUMIERE ET DU SON

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY, ART, FUNCTION AND BEAUTY THROUGH COLOUR, LIGHT AND SOUND

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Creative technology, art, function and beauty through colour, light and sound can help to shape us as citizens and cities.The project involves new creative immersive experiences, ideas and stories about the symbiotic relationship between creativity, art and the city.

In its most simple form the cultural exchange can operate as an interaction of colour.  This will act as a catalyst to understanding the multi-dimensional complexity of the cities using the power of art and technology. Art can deal with the complexities of our changing city landscapes in a digitally networked world. SynchroniCity has the networking potential to engage in meaningful ways and see the city differently and from multiple city-to-city perspectives. What can we learn when we reach out and connect to others from city-to-city?

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How SynchroniCity begins to utilize ‘Open City Data’ resources within a ‘Smart City’ and a arts and cultural exchange project  is open for collaboration with creative industry, civic, business, networking, university and cultural partners. Art does a particular job of thinking. It also has the power to engage. How can we utilize this potential to make our cities better places to live?

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SynchroniCity will utilize applied R&D, innovation and ‘know how’ from the first London – New York project and the two projects will develop the collaborative business model in synergy. The focus of the London – New York project is on painting with light and the Internet.

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The focus of the Berlin – Paris – London project is open to a equal creative solutions in each city and will offer applied R&D, technical and networking solutions that provide new creative spaces for cultural exchange and the city stories that create meaning, understanding and value in our digitally connected world.

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At the heart of the project is a concentrated effort on business technology and innovation grounded in an art and design context and will create jobs on a project basis in partner cities. It will have a long-term online cultural exchange presence after the physical gallery installation events. How this is maintained long-term is another consideration. This aspect will be designed to deliver ongoing cultural exchange value.


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SynchroniCity invites creative industry, civic, business, university and cultural exchange collaborations from EU partners in 

Berlin, Paris and London.

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TRANS – EUROPE – GESAMTDATENWERK

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TRANS – EUROPE – DONNEESTRAVAUXTOTALE

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.TRANS – EUROPE – TOTALDATAWORK

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Through artistic, visual, sonic and emotional engagement, SynchroniCity will open a city-to-city portals to education, information and understanding. The creative SynchroniCity start-up involves innovative city-to-city arts and cultural-exchange projects that will involve responsive installation design, hybrid technologies, interactive artworks, paintings and interactive sound art will create immersive audience experiences.

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Next Generation Internet (NGI) Infrastructures and existing networks will provide a spectrum of new possibilities for partners, cities and citizens.

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Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image weave between themselves… The artist becomes  the prototype of the contemporary traveller whose passage through signs and formats refers to a contemporary experience of mobility, travel and trans-passing. This evolution can be seen in the way works are made: a new type of form is appearing…

– Nicolas Bourriaud, Altermodern, 2009

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SynchroniCity is a new telematic real-time

city-to-city exhibition format

IN WHICH WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE COMPONENT PARTS:

What happens in the gallery spaces will involve component parts:

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Responsive paintings, sound art, HD projections, or ultra HD (UHD) environments with high-resolution rear-projections.

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A ‘toolkit of solutions’ and a ‘toolkit of ideas’ that operate within and beyond gallery spaces will be developed

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SynchroniCity has a focus as a major arts-based technology, Future Internet, and network capability demonstrator that enables the transmission and reception of multilayered cultural experiences within a ‘Smart City’ AND ‘OPEN Data’ context.

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Smart City definition:
Simply put, we can define a Smart City, a public administration or authorities that delivers (or aims to) a set of new generation services and infrastructure, based on information and communication technologies. For reference please see:

http://opencities.net/node/134

 http://www.eukn.org/E_library/Economy_Knowledge_Employment/Digital_Services/Internet_Access/%E2%80%98Open_Cities%E2%80%99_promotes_open_innovation_within_governments

http://shareable.net/blog/open-data-open-cities

http://www.capdigital.com//?s=open+cities

http://www.capdigital.com/opencities-aap-2/

Open Data movement, initiatives to leverage the sheer bulk of data collected from city institutions and services and make them available to citizens who will leverage that data in innovative ways. The movement has gained traction in cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.

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http://blog.pachube.com/search/label/smart%20city

Please see:

http://blog.pachube.com/2011/03/pachube-internet-of-things-bill-of.html

Pachube Internet of Things “Bill of Rights”

Data ownership will continue to be one of the defining issues of this decade. As the Internet of Things matures, clear lines will be drawn as companies bring products and services to market. Business models will be built on one of two philosophies:
  • Controlling a customer’s access to their data and limiting its use to a single service. Profiting through vendor lock-in and switching costs/hassle.
  • Maximizing the value that is built on top of data and constantly innovating. Building a product that customers choose based on its own merits.

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Projekt Zukunft (Project Future) – a Berlin Senate Initiative

http://www.berlin.de/projektzukunft/english/about-project-future/

http://daten.berlin.de

Projekt Zukunft is an initiative for structural change in Berlin as an information and knowledge society. The goal is to develop the city into an internationally recognized, competitve and attractive location. Projekt Zukunft supports the up-and-coming branches of the media, IT and creative industries, interlinking them with scientific, political and management structures. Through strategies, initiatives and projects, public-private-partnerships, events, information campaigns and publications, Projekt Zukunft supports technological, economic and societal innovations, and enhances the general conditions of the city’s growth areas.

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capdigital – Paris

To help companies in the digital content in Europe to develop their fixed or mobile services and innovative digital content, Cap Digital is launching a call for proposals to select an initial range of services that will be experienced on the platform Open Cities.

Innovation projects carried by companies must be close to a commercial development, the platform Open Cities used to prototype the fixed service and mobile digital content and test it with “real users” over 2 to 3 months in real conditions of use.

The platform of experiments Broadband Open Cities fits for businesses involved in digital content in a milestone in the development of innovative digital products and services. This experimental phase, under conditions of use, is placed between the phases of industrialization and commercialization and initial phases of research and development.

http://en.capdigital.com/

http://paris.opencities.net/call_for_project/

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London gov uk

http://data.london.gov.uk/

http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/transparency

“Open data is the tip of the iceberg in terms of the digital economy, skills, jobs and investment. How do we improve infrastructure, connectivity and talent and bring in more multinationals to make London more attractive?” – Kulveer Ranger, please see:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-08/08/kulveer-ranger-on-london-open-data?page=all

http://data.london.gov.uk/blog/opening-londons-environmental-data

http://data.london.gov.uk/datastore/inspirational-uses

http://open-city.org.uk/index.html

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SynchroniCity Open City Data

How Open Cities are defined all over the world, the aims are the same – to create better cities to live in, work in, study and visit.

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SynchroniCity is a highly ambitious concept. It will be a portal to creative engagement, thinking, imagination, understanding, participation and cultural exchange. SynchroniCity is a challenge begin new creative city-to-city dialogues that involves seeing and understanding in new ways.

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A city-to-city matrix of connected-creativity, art, experience and knowledge

.Online educational, information, cultural, civic and social networking components will create spaces where citizens and communities can learn about each other’s cultures and ways of city life that forms a city-to-city matrix of connected-creativity, art, experience and knowledge.

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Technology and instantaneous communications are reinforcing the importance of big cities as centres of the knowledge economy.

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Knowledge-based development of cities, globalization of innovation networks, and broadband services are the driving forces of a new city planning paradigm towards intelligent cities / smart cities / open cities that use technology and communication to create more efficient ways to live, work and study in terms of competitiveness, innovation, environment, energy, utilities, governance, and delivery of services to the citizen.

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.On July 26, 2011, UK Chancellor George Osborne stated that the government will be releasing more public information in the coming months that can be used in consumer websites.“Over the next 12 months, we’re going to unlock some of the most valuable datasets still locked away in government servers,” the Chancellor said. “This is the raw data that will enable you, for the first time, to analyse the performance of public services, and of competing providers within those public services.” He said more than 6,000 government data sets are currently available to developers.

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‘Open City Data’ on London is emerging and SynchroniCity will capitalise on this for a dedicated web site linking to iPads and other tablets, iPhones and other smart phones.

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This will Increase innovative access to information about Berlin, Paris and London via an exhibition and breakthrough new media componets. Consequentlty this will increase innovative access to information about Berlin, Paris and London and reach out to new city-to-city audiences as we re-define our metropolitan experiences in a digitally networked world.

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How SynchroniCity is planned and developed in the next stages of R&D as an innovative, accessible and useful art event for the cities and citizens of Berlin – Paris – London is open for co-creation collaboration and open innovation. SynchroniCity will create value for all partners and cities through new opportunities, new ideas and new solutions. It puts the citizens at the heart of everything it sets out to achieve.

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Results-focused collaborations will deliver an art experience, exhibition and event of exceptional service and value.

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The city, defines us just as much as we define it.
Art from the city must be capable of being defined and continuously re-defined by us, its citizens.

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Bernard Gudynas, Zap Art / SynchroniCity, Creative Director and Artist

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