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Living Data City Challenge


The urban environment shows an increasingly visible tension between opportunities and challenges of mobility and health, between participation and privacy.

With the dominance of digital information flows and the call for transparency, we are right in the middle of Open Data.

Solutions and opportunities for smart applications that are of great significance for urban livability, mobility, health, culture and participation data are the subject of the Living Date City Challenge.

This contest is a challenge and a call for developers, designers, marketers, industry experts but also hackers, artists and engineers.

The Living Data City Challenge consists of four phases:

• Challenges
• Hackathon
• Pitches
• Beta Track

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Open Call Smart Mobility and the City

Smart mobility plays an increasing role in finding solutions to pressing urban issues. Traffic takes physical space, but also caused by land use restrictions noise, particulate matter and CO2 emissions. Supported by fiscal measures is clean (electric) mobility on the rise. This allows for a gradual improvement, but this transition is still a lot of existing infrastructures and allow underexposed the spatial consequences and opportunities. By organizing mobility smarter and more efficiently and integrate spatially well, the quality of life in the city can be improved significantly. Moreover, it offers opportunities for a more sustainable urbanization.

In the area of ​​mobility, some trends are apparent. Mobility demand of younger generations is more flexible. They go from property to use and combine cycling, public transport and car sharing concepts. Older generations stay mobile longer. Their demand for ease and comfort will thereby increase. These trends call for smart solutions for the optimization of transport networks, intensifying frequencies crosslinking modes and achieving reliable and comfortable connections. How this transition can be best designed?

Stimuleringsfonds calls to serve designers proposals that explore the spatial integration of efficient multimodal transport. Proposals within it also relate to transit oriented Developments (TOD’s), network and hub development, unlocking and connecting new urban areas or restricting travel demand through the development of decentralized nodes. Are there new forms of urban conceivable that are better grafted onto smart multimodal transport? Because of the multidisciplinary nature of this interrogation extends cross-disciplinary collaboration recommended.

MAD emergent art center is interested in participating in a research proposal, and calls on designers, artists, architects and traffic experts to get in touch. With some potential partners Discussions are underway on the design of a plan for Eindhoven / Brainport. If you are interested in participating please send a message to MAD Attn R. Paré.

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Future of Food hackathon


Lots of agricultural data is being produced, all around the world. More and more of this data is made accessible as open data. But too often it stops there.
The data doesn’t make it into the hands of those who can use it to bring about economic and social change.
You can help create impact with open data in agriculture and nutrition!

5 challenges, 5 teams, 5 hacks

This is what we have to offer!
We have prepared 5 challenges, including all the necessary data to get really productive / creative.

– Extrapolate climate data to localize agricultural information for farmers.

– Explore open government data to empower sustainable farming.

– Make the international potato trade open and transparent.

– Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web to boost global agricultural data infrastructures.

– Making smart decisions with a data management system that rapidly collects data from the crowd and visualizes what happened.

The hackathon is embedded in the GODAN conference, which means that you’ll be surrounded with experts in open data ànd agricultural experts, committed to support you and your team.

We provide good data, good food, sleeping and good friends to give you two days of happy hacking!

Each challenge is tackled by team of dedicated hackers, experts, designers.
There is need for some serious coding skills for most of the challenges, but a hack team is not complete without people with other crucial skills like business development, design, user research and/or knowledge of farming & food.

Check out the challenges, choose one of the challenges, and register for this unique Future Food Hack.

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us and we’ll work something out!

There are only a limited amount of seats available. So don’t hesitate too long.

Production team:
Anne Bruinsma, René Paré, Casper Koomen


DATE: 19 + 20 jan. 2015
LOCATION: Wageningen UR
DURATION: 32 hours

The Innocent Body

Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

Art of Impact – Call

Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

Stadslab Tools & Practices

Urban development software applications. https://courses.planetizen.com/course/urban-design-software

Best Practices & Inspiring Better Cities. http://nextcity.org/


Make the Future

The new long term program of MAD emergent art center is called Make the Future.

The activities agenda:

Science Hack Day Eindhoven



Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2014

Make The Future

The 2014 edition is happening 30 + 31 August – Venue is GASLAB TU/e

Be sure to be part of this happening, you can participate for free for two amazing days of creative and technological challenges, fun and food.


• Life in Creation – DIY; Bottom Up

• Circular Life – Cradle to Cradle; Green Energy

• Human Technology – Quantified Self; Augmented Reality

• Digital Life – Big Data; Virtual Reality, Robotics

Big Money Prizes to be won in tracks: Open Data Visualisation, Digital Health Data, Food Waste Hacking. Plus bonus tickets for Dutch Design Week hacking events.

Read more http://www.sciencehackdayeindhoven.nl/