the 3 groups presented their ideas for chapter outlines for a book "more than human smart cities"
two main parts:
1) define clearly what is "more than human" and what are associated values, what are smart city topics and themes, setting scene, introduction, what is already there, methodologies like story telling, participatory design, mapping, sense making etc
2) scaling along these paradoxes, platforms and methodologies, how do we combine the two "more than humans" and "smart cities", thinking beyond, expand context
e.g. how to scale up participation
Address in introduction: there is no business model for the work of making modern cities for communities
what would be financial incentives etc
4 main questions to address in chapters:
1) Which are the methods and indicators that help articulate top-down and bottom-up initiatives?
2) What are the dynamics of power and counter power in more-than-human cities participation processes?
3) If we are looking for the most more-than-human city, what would be the qualities we should look for?
4) How is considering other elements affecting our sense of citizenship?
applications raise awareness and thereby empathy for example for bats, spiders or other animals that don't receive as much compassion and interest otherwise for example by using language to rephrase them. examine a number of examples that tell us how existing projects have approached the topic in terms of design, methods, ethics and highlight what was missing, what needs to be done or could be improved
symbiotics of engagement, we don't have the same sensors as non human actors
how can we use technology and infrastructure to enhance our own capabilities to enhance the individual understanding of the environment better
Finally, the different interpretations of the term "more than human" was discussed:
- technical, non-biological, AI, sensors, computers etc vs.
- biological, environmental, animals, for sustainability agenda (--> focus on this perspective in the symposium)
how do these two things sit together?
ethics, important to set the frame / scene to be able to create an elaborate approach to combine the different lenses, how could these two support each other?