Debate run in association with Wired UK Magazine, and the Apple Store, London W1
Time and date: 7pm, Thursday 8 July 2010
Venue: Apple Store, Regent Street, London W1
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) think-tank Building Futures, has brought together Wired UK magazine and the Apple Store on London's Regent Street, two of the most creative and influential brands in the UK, to host a debate on how new technology and data is affecting the way people interact with the city.
Challenging notions of the 'data-city', the debate will consider whether:
pervasive digitial devices and open data are changing the way we interact with the city?
access to data will speed up the divide between affluent and poorer areas?
we are becoming 'data dandies’ - wrapped in the finest facts and the most senseless gadgets?
open access to data is creating a 'Sin City' or 'Sim City'
Chaired by Wired UK's editor Ben Hammersley, the debate features contributions from Sci-Fi author and medical practitioner Dr Rachel Armstrong; Usman Haque of Haque Design + Research Ltd, Juliet Davis from the London School of Economics, and Susannah Hagan – Head of Research into Environmental Design, Professor of Architecture University of Brighton
Press are invited to attend this event. It is recommended that attendees arrive early to avoid disappointment - this event is not ticketed and the venue has a limited capacity.