Job Spierings

  • Head of programme
    Job Spierings

    Job Spierings is Head of Programme of team Code at Waag. Team Code is a multidisciplinary team that conducts co-creative, design research. Research is done in three domains: it explores tools and applications that help make sense of the world around us (Smart Citizens Lab), technology that transcends the human capacity to understand, control, and influence (Future Internet Lab) and the development of organisational and governance models that facilitate self-organization (Commons Lab).

    Spierings studied musicology at Utrecht University and subsequently worked as an artist and business manager leader in the world of classical and modern music. There he gained experience in leading complex international projects and became fascinated by the frictional plane between people and systems. Has a broad knowledge of innovation, product and concept development in the performing arts and social technology. He combines analytical insight and social involvement with an eye for innovative ideas and elegant solutions.

Articles

  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    03-04-2019
    In recent months, the municipality of Amsterdam has experimented with new forms of digital identity and the sharing of personal data.
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    01-11-2017
    Stories about personal data - many of which may feature your own personal data - are hitting the headlines daily, from the Equifax data breach and…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    14-04-2014
    Within the context of the Open Data FWD challenge, Waag had organized an event in collaboration with the City Utrecht and the Digital City Agenda,…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    03-04-2014
    Thanks to the challenge Open Data FWD, a lot of new mobility data became available for Amsterdam. Within this challenge, Waag and the DIVV Amsterdam…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    20-12-2013
    Data models, ontologies, thesauri and vocabularies: all attemps to systematically arrange the knowledge of our world. The importance of these systems…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    10-09-2013
    Why did Waag develop the CitySDK? Governments are producing lots of information and this data is no mostly open for wider application. From city…