Today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives. With the curatorial theme of In/Visible Cities, in the framework of UNESCO’s International Year of Light, we want to develop an awareness on the changes which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities.
Initiated by Public Art Lab in collaboration with Fraunhofer FOKUS the 2-day Prototyping Lab ‘In/Visible Cities: Prototyping Lab’ took take place on 26th and 27th January as part of transmediale 2015 in the SUPERMARKT.

During the ‘In/Visible Cities: Prototyping Lab’ creative developers, IT experts, urban planners and future visionaries used sensor measurement technologies to create DIY and crowdsourcing strategies dealing with the visualization of invisible technologies and data collection in cities. The three topics Safety (Digital Citizens), Climate Change and Energy (Hybrid City) and Translocality served as starting point for creating creative use of these data. The three best ideas were selected by a Jury Board of media technology experts, and will be developed and presented as light installations in Dortmund and Jena.

This short video gives an overview of the participants ideas and creative outcomes that were produced and presented during the two days workshops at SUPERMARKT in Berlin.

Jury Board:
Julia Kloiber (Open Knowledge Foundation)
Charlotte Knips (Fraunhofer UMSICHT)
Robert Kleinfeld (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
Susa Pop (Connecting Cities)

Gabi Sobliye & Rafael Polo (Tactical Technology Collective)
Sebastian Meier (Interaction Design Lab / Potsdam University of Applied Science)
Julian Adenauer (Sonice Development / retune Conference)

The Prototyping Lab is supported by the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union, The RWE Foundation in collaboration with Connecting Cities, Fraunhofer FOKUS / Competence Center FAME Future Applications and Media as well as Transmediale. With technical support of Wunderbar.

Film by Xar Lee