Conference papers

The final confirmed conference paper programme to be released late April 2015.

All conference sessions will take place in either Room 205/206 or 213, 2nd Floor, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University.

For full conference programme including times and locations please click here.

Please click here for pdf version of MEDIACITY5 programme.

Friday 1st May 2015

Conference Panel 1:
Social smart cities, Urban prototyping, Hackable Cities and Urban Interfaces

Sung-Yueh Perng Solutions, strategies and frictions in civic hacking Maynooth University, Ireland
Martijn de Waal and Michiel de Lange The Hackable City University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chris Speed, Debbie Maxwell and Dug Campbell Blockchain City University of Edinburgh, UK; Scottish Bitcoin
Ana Paula BaltazarFederal Interactive interfaces: collective autonomy in the production of urban space University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Saturday 3rd May 2015

Conference Panel 2:
Spatial, Social and Technical Frameworks, Code and Open Data

Henrique Gazzola and Ana Paula Baltazar A hybrid interface for designing and building parklets LAGear, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mike Phillips, B Aga, Chris Hunt and Dawn Melville Take control of your city. This… this is the instrument of your liberation! University of Plymouth, UK
Claudia Westermann Speculations on the Poetic City, with a Skyscraper Skyline in View and WeChat on Stand-By Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Dimitris Charitos and Chryssa Nomikou Mapping big data captured during urban social activities in times of crisis National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Sarah Johnstone, Glenda Amayo Caldwell, and Markus Rittenbruch Defining the InstaBooth: facilitating debate and content creation from situated users Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Conference Panel 3:
Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Spaces and Sentient Cities

Luis Hernan and Martyn Dade-Robertson Of wireless and bodies: affective atmospheres in the smart city University of Newcastle, UK
Alexander Cetkovic The coming age of calm architecture University of Arts and Design in Zürich, Switzerland
Sophia Drakopoulou Using the smartphone as a viewfinder to observe the world. Amplification vs Commodification University of Middlesex, UK
Michael Markert, Jens Heitjohann and Jens Geelhaar Phonorama: Mobile Spatial Navigation by Directional Stereophony Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
Gianni Corino Internet of Props: the inhabitants of the Smart Cities? University of Plymouth, UK

Conference Panel 4:
Interfaces, Spatial Locative Media and Gamification

Steven Linsong Bai and Martin Tomitsch Playful Urban Interfaces: Transforming Public Space Through Game Thinking The University of Sydney, Australia
Sabine Zierold Urban interfaces – the invisible and visible city Jena: Participation and proximity Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
Dimitris Charitos and Iouliani Theona Placemaking by mediated urban spatial experiences in the IoT era National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Conference Panel 5:
Social Participation, Social Media, Activism and Engagement

Konstantin Glazkov and Ekaterina Shmeleva The formats of struggle for the city in the new media (cases of “Local blogs” project and mobile application “Ingress the Game”) NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia
Carlos Estrada, Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Peta Mitchell, Richard Yang and Sarah Johnstone Projecting the new world city: the city as spectacle in an urban light festival Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Frank Eckardt Rebel city – media city? The role oft he social media and urban space in the democratic upheaval in Turkey, Iran, and Egypt Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

Sunday 3rd May 2015

Conference Panel 6:
Participatory Urban Planning, Agency and Control

Teodora Iulia Constantinescu, Liesbeth Huybrechts and Oswald Devisch Civic Participation: Serious Games and Spatial Capacity Building Hasselt University, Belgium
Nik Luka, Lisa Bornstein, Jamie Cudmore, Geneviève Vachon Daniel Weinstock, and Hoi Kong Engaging reurbanism: Experiments with digitally-mediated community-based design in Canadian cities McGill University and Université Laval (Canada)
Ana Moutinho, Ana Javornik, Petros Koutsolampros, Aitor Rovira, Phil Blume, Ava Fatah gen. Schieck and Simon Julier A collaborative process of creating local memory though augmented reality UCL, UK
Alexander Quinteros Reflexive practices in the global coloniality and the right to the sentient city University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico