PICNIC Festival 2009

  1. PICNIC Bites is a series of short talks highlighting the key achievements and talking points of various PICNIC Labs and Specials.

    The Friday Bites session features highlights from the Reality Continuum Special, Ecomap Lab, RFID Hackers Camp, and Amsterdam Smart City Lab.

    In addition, PICNIC co-founder Marleen Stikker takes to the stage to discuss some ideas for 2010.

    PICNIC '09 - Amsterdam
    September 23-25, 2009

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  2. Cities have always been about providing frameworks of services to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses. How will social networks, mobile devices, reactive environments, and cloud-based data services transform the experiences of living in cities in the coming years? In this session, the panelist explore the contours of these emerging 'urban operating systems' and consider the implications for society and the built environment.

    This sessions featured speakers include:
    - Ben Cerveny, Strategist and Advisor at Stamen Design
    - Greg Skibiski, Chairman and CEO of Sense Networks
    - Adam Greenfield, Futurist and User-Experience Consultant
    - Beth Coleman, assistant Professor Writing & New Media, MIT
    - Atau Tanaka, Professor, Chair of Digital Media, Acting Director Culture Lab, Newcastle University

    PICNIC '09 - Amsterdam
    September 23-25, 2009

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  3. What do we mean by Environment 2.0? How can we engage large numbers of people in collaborative activities for social good? How can we bring the future into the present? Drew Hemment, Associate Director of Imagination Lancaster and Director of FutureEverything and Video & New Media Artist Lincoln Schatz talk about locative technologies combined with the ability to share information globally which is opening up radical possibilities for the future of public activism.

    PICNIC '09 - Amsterdam
    September 23-25, 2009

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  4. Organic design is a philosophy of design that respects the users is influence by nature, recognizes the process of evolution and is holistic in its approach. This panel of architects and designers talks about what is required to practice organic design and the importance of energy conservation, natural materials and renewable resources in modern buildings.

    The panelists include Usman Haque, CEO of Connected Environments Ltd. and founder of Pachube.com, Rachel Armstrong, TED Global Fellow and Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and Matthias Hollwich, Architect and founder of HWKN.

    This session opens with an introduction to the Amsterdam to Antwerp Challenge for new business ideas. The panel discussion starts at about the 5 minute mark.

    PICNIC '09 - Amsterdam
    September 23-25, 2009

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  5. PICNIC Bites is a series of short talks highlighting the key achievements and talking points of various PICNIC Labs and Specials.

    The Thursday Bites session features highlights from The Web of Things Special, presented by Vlad Trifa, and the PICNIC Academy HOT 100, presented by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer of Virtueel Platform and scientist Rachel Armstrong.

    PICNIC '09 - Amsterdam
    September 23-25, 2009

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PICNIC Festival 2009

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PICNIC is a cross-discipline platform for creative conversation and collaboration. It's a unique festival featuring a strategic conference, complimented by hands-on workshops and matchmaking sessions.

PICNIC Festival 2009 took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on September 23-25 2009.

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