This weekend (October 20th and 21st) CASA will be at large at the Bloomsbury Festival, showcasing a range of demonstrations designed to make our digital city physical, and asking what you think about them. We’ll be at the Building Centre on Store Street all weekend; entrance is free and you don’t need a ticket!
I’ll be there on Saturday, talking about Roving Eye, a live agent based model I developed with CASA PhD student Peter Ferguson and using ideas from Ruairi Glynn, Alastair Turner, and others in the Bartlett. Roving Eye uses a Space Syntax agent model hooked up to a Microsoft Kinect to allow users to manipulate physical objects to block and channel pedestrian movement through space. Throughout the day, and in my workshop at 12 on Saturday, I’ll be explaining how this model works and asking how this could be useful to your life, to your work, to your practice or your community.
The Bloomsbury Festival will also see the welcome return of Pigeon Sim and the London Data Table, with Hannah Fry, Steven Gray and Rob Levy getting in-depth on the London Riots, Social Media and Mapping the Virtual.
Come and visit us at the Building Centre over the weekend between 10-5 Saturday or 11-5 on Sunday and say hello! If you want to come to a specific workshop, they are as follows:
Making decisions with real-time simulations
Martin Zaltz Austwick
Social Media and London
The London Riots
Joining geography and the virtual world
With thanks to The Building Centre, The Bloomsbury Festival and UCL Public Engagement. This work is funded by a UCL Beacon Bursary.