Past Glasgow Event: VOL 25

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VOL 25

September 25, 2015
@ The City Observatory, Technology and Innovation Centre

In 2013, Glasgow became the UK’s Future City Demonstrator, winning £24million to use new technologies to become a better city for the future. As part of the Future City Demonstrator projectStrathclyde University has created the City Observatory, a project to use Glasgow and other global cities as ‘living labs’ where we can collaborate to develop new understanding of cities, test new approaches to solving urban problems and accelerate innovation.

Part of what the City Observatory project does is promote collaboration with regards to issues related to Future Cities between many different groups, this Pecha Kucha will be an exploration of these themes and partnerships

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

BY LEE IVETT
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Through the delivery of art, design and architecture Lee Ivett works with communities & individuals with an ambition to participate in improving their experience of life through active intervention in their spiritual, social, economic, physical and cultural context.

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A Martian Vernacular

BY SCOTT PORTER
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Scott Porter. Scott’s thesis explores the concept of utilising the natural resources found on the Moon and Mars to construct buildings that could protect inhabitants from the harshest environments, as well as designing structures that are impossible on Earth. 

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IN PURSUIT OF THE IDEAL CITY- Urban Journeys into the Literary Imaginary

BY JONATHAN CHARLEY
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Jonathan Charley is the Director of Cultural Studies in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. He teaches and writes on the history of architecture and urban culture.! 

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Signs of Life...

BY JAMIE ARNOTT
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Jamie Arnott is a manager in Glasgow City Council working on data analytics. His aim is to get city data to tell a story about how the city is changing and evolving, and to work out what it says about the way we live our lives today.! 

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ThingTank: Things Making Things

BY CHRIS SPEED
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Chris Speed’s research focuses on digital art and technology and the Internet of Things. He especially favours design interventions to help identify and promote values we care most about, including an internet of toilet roll holders and an SMS platform for shoplifting. 

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The Next Industrial Revolution: Internet of Everything

BY IVAN ANDONOVIC
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Ivan Andonovic is an academic, project manager and Co-founder/Director of the start-up ‘Silent Herdsman Ltd’, a technology company providing a range of cloud-based precision livestock farming services.! 

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Back to the Future: The City Observatory

BY JANETTE HUGHES
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 25, 2015

Janette Hughes works in development, management and consultation relating to IT and innovation and how this can lead to transformational opportunities. Her expertise covers design, innovation and economic development over a range of sectors!