[artinfo] Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen
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Fri Sep 25 12:18:00 CEST 2015
Documentary Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen
Smart City, looking for the Smart Citizen, a production by filmmaker
Sara Blom and researcher Dorien Zandbergen, discusses the ambition by
several networks to turn Amsterdam into a Smart City: a city in which
smart technologies will make it sustainable, safe and comfortable and
that will enable citizens to have more control over their
surroundings. Blom and Zandbergen explore the connection between this
dream and the dilemma's posed by the urban society of Amsterdam
against it. The film contrasts the digital lifeworlds of different
networks of people: from public-private organizations wanting to mark
Amsterdam internationally as a Smart City, to citizens wanting to
measure the air quality around their homes, to citizens who are not
at all comfortable with digital machines. By zooming in on these
contrasts, but foremost by emphasizing the shared experiences between
these networks, the film calls for a broad discussion regarding power
and disempowerment in the digital society.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons 4.0-licentie.
Sara Blom and Dorien Zandbergen, Smart City. In search of the Smart
Citizen (2015), CC BY-ND 4.0 licensed.
Smart City. Looking for the Smart Citizen has been made possible by
the Creative Industries Fund and the Democracy and Media Foundation.
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