Some of you might remember/have attended our SXSW 2010 workshop. Well we enjoyed giving it so much that we decided to come up with two brand new proposals for this year’s SXSW!
The Real-World as a Web API is our first proposal:
Next, we have a closer look at the city use-case in:
The public infrastructure of our cities are obscure structures whose workings are not accessible to most citizens. What if every sensor in our cities would have a Web API anyone could access in real-time and mashup? Open and easy to use Web platforms that enable efficient integration, processing, storage, and access to the enormous amount of data digital cities generate are increasingly needed, and we’ll explore the various technologies that are making such solutions possible. Furthermore, we’ll go much more beyond the technical aspects of such a platform to address the more controversial implications of such an Orwellian scenario. Hopefully, this session will provide a forum for the different disciplines involved in the design of future cities to establish a common ground for better interdisciplinary cooperation and understanding in this area.
The idea is to concentrate the first workshop on the technology side and the second a little more on the conceptual side, if you want to be able to attend any of those at SXSW 2011 then please vote here: The Real-World as a Web API or here Web Mashup Platforms for Future Programmable Cities. Or better vote for both 🙂
Votes are closing Friday 27th of August!