The ElectroSmog festival is a critique of the worldwide explosion of mobility, and an exploration of the new forms of connectedness with others offered to us by network and communication technologies.
Some of the presenters and talks at the Festival included:
Debra Solomon reflects in her work on urban agriculture and the formats in social structures that human beings need to be able to sustain and participate such communities of practice… Solomon’s work demands attention for the celebration of moments of entering, being and leaving communities of practice. Her work suggests that celebrating moments is fundamental for participating in longer periods of duration.
Debra Solomon’s work can be found at: http://culiblog.org/
Hyper-mobility and the urban condition
Hyper-mobility poses a myriad of challenges for urban planners: How is urban planning responding to conditions of hyper-mobility? Are networking technologies playing a role in policies and actions? Can technology offer solutions in the urban zones most affected by the mobility catastrophe?
Deep local and remote technologies
What does it mean to become Deep Local (again)? How can we reconnect to the local, without giving up the rest of the world and without burning up the last remaining carbon-hydrates?
Designing for (im)mobility
ICT developers have been working on video communication since 1946 – but the experience still ‘sucks’. If massive amounts of bandwidth are not the answer, are there more artful ways to enhance remote communication?