TALK “Smart Cities – the Triumph of Capitalist Platform Logic?”

Cyberparks Finals. Co-creation, big data, and the future of digitally enhanced public spaces

Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanismus (ZK/U), Siemensstrasse 27 – 10551 Berlin, Germany Tue 11/04/2018

Would you like to live in a city that is organized in resemblance of a social media platform? Where you are free to move around, although every step of yours is being monitored, every move you make is being fed into an optimization feedback loop on the one side and a money making data harvesting machine on the other? Well that’s more or less platform capitalism’s blueprint for the city of the future, and they call it the smart city.