WELCOME

TO MY
LIVING LAB

LIVING LABS ARE

INFLUENCING YOUR DECISIONS

LIVING LABS ARE

LOOKING AFTER YOU

LIVING LABS ARE

TESTING YOU

 

TO WHOM

DOES OUR PUBLIC SPACE BELONG?

 

ABOUT 

The project Welcome to My Living Lab consists of interventions in public spaces. The first part takes place in Amsterdam.

 

The project reacts to the rise of the Living Lab. It's important for the community to be involved in these developments. Now Living Labs tend to be black boxes: no one knows exactly which data are being collected and what happens with these data. Proper regulation is missing and supervision is limited, which makes that corporations have free reign too often.

 

The rise of Living Labs in public spaces stands not by itself and can be seen in the perspective of states and corporations taking possession of the streets. It's time to raise the question: to whom does our public space belong?

LIVING LABS

Living Labs are domains where the goverment, together with the industry and scientists, conduct experiments on citizens. Sometimes this happens in private homes, but usually it concerns a test area the size of a street, a district or a complete city.

 

In an area that has been designated as a Living Lab large amounts of data about people are collected. This often happens without informing them or asking their permission. Think about the collection of video and audio recordings, social media posts and wifi-tracking of your mobile phone. These data are linked to each other and analyzed. Subsequently there are interventions to try to influence people's behaviour.

The Living Lab is a relatively new phenomenon related to the creation of smart cities, where data and smart technology increasingly influence the daily life. In the Netherlands several big projects are running, without being known. If you live in or visit one of the larger cities there is a big chance that you unwittingly are part of a Living Lab.

 

THE PROJECT

MORE ABOUT

LIVING LABS

 

de Volkskrant 23.11.2015

door Peter de Graaf

Bij wijze van proef wordt alle geluid en beweging van het uitgaanspubliek op het roemruchte Stratumseind in Eindhoven vastgelegd door camera's. Wordt het nu veiliger?

GR1P.org

by Marjolein Lanzing

The possibilities of new digital, mobile information and communication technologies are redefining the meaning of the public and the private sphere. Moreover, privacy in the public is under duress. Our social norms of privacy are rapidly changing along with the fast development of new techs. This means that our expectations with regard to which of our personal data is collected are also changing.

Places Journal 02.2017

by Shannon Mattern

This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.

Nederlands Juristenblad 10.02.2017

door Marjolein Lanzing en Bart van der Sloot

Het Living Lab is een relatief nieuw fenomeen dat zijn oorsprong vindt in de Verenigde Staten en sinds kort zijn opmars maakt in Europa en Nederland.

Rathenau Instituut 17.11.2017

Bedrijven, wetenschappers en overheden hebben inmiddels veel geschreven over mogelijke kansen en risico’s van slimme steden. Maar hoe raakt deze technologische aanpak burgers in de praktijk? Dat hebben onderzoekers van het Rathenau Instituut Iris Korthagen, Damion Bunders en Rinie van Est onderzocht. In dit artikel: wat doen de vijf grote gemeenten met slimme technologie en waarom?

Rathenau Instituut 23.11.2017

De G5-gemeenten gebruiken data en slimme technologie voor efficiënter en effectiever bestuur, innovatie en participatie. Wat betekent dat voor inwoners? Hoe zit het bijvoorbeeld met autonomie en privacy als je voortdurend wordt gemeten en gestuurd? En hebben stedelingen zelf controle over de technologie?

The Guardian 01.03.2018

by Saskia Naafs

In Eindhoven and Utrecht smart tech is tackling traffic, noise and crime. But with privacy laws proving futile and commercial companies in on the act, are the plans as benign as they seem?

De Groene Amsterdammer 06.12.2017

door Saskia Naafs

Utrecht, Eindhoven, Enschede en vele andere steden zijn smart cities geworden. De manier waarop gegevens worden verzameld en gebruikt is strijdig met het recht op privacy. ‘Bezoekers beseffen niet dat ze een levend laboratorium binnenstappen.’