Monthly Archives: June 2010

Future Shapes of Technology

Do you want to know the future shape of technology? Then, perhaps, you need to talk to the same name foundation, STT, or Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek, based in the Hague. The whole purpose of the STT is to ‘explore … Continue reading

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How to play with the futures, at BizCamp

I am talking later today at BizCamp, a Belgium reincarnation of the barcamp/unconference idea. The gathering is hosted by the SAP Lounge in Vilvoorde, near Brussels. As a cover I am using the picture of our boy playing inside a … Continue reading

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Art Amsterdam’10

In addition to the WCIT, I also managed to visit Art Amsterdam’10, an annual art fair traditionally held in the RAI Exhibition Center. It was not so overwhelming as the ArtBrussels’10, but definitely more impressive and interesting that ArtRotterdam’10 fair … Continue reading

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Presentations from the Creative Industries track at the WCIT

Tom Chatfield, from the UK magazine Prospect talked about games, and how they ‘create value’ (Innovation engines: How electronic games generate value). It was interesting that in the context of this congress he immediately distance his talk from now popular … Continue reading

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Forecasting and serious games for flood management

One of the most impressive presentations at the WCIT was by the Flood Control 2015. Flood Control is a relatively new organization, a partnership of private companies and public agencies, aimed at improving flood management operations in the Netherlands. Accurate … Continue reading

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Interactive Installations at the PICNIC Amsterdam

After the long and full opening day of the WCIT in Amsterdam some guests (including myself) went to a PICNIC party in the Westergasfabriek (see also a small report about the event at their site – An Amsterdam PICNIC at … Continue reading

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