smart citizens

We use the term 'smart citizens' as opposed to the term 'smart city'. A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets. We believe the city should not get smarter, but it's citizens.

 

Article
How can you measure radioactive radiation? In a project by RIVM, Wise and Waag, citizens can use their own sensors to measure gamma radiation in their living environment. The one-year pilot has recently started.

 

Article
Waag celebrates the 25th anniversary and to celebrate we are highlighting different themes in our work in the video series 25 years of impact.

 

Article
HafenCity University’s CityScienceLab in Hamburg invited Waag's Meia Wippoo to host a workshop ‘Data without digitality’ during the CityScienceSummit in Hamburg.

 

Article
Through the cameras of the municipality of Amsterdam, intended to keep polluting cars out of the city, the police watched whether criminals also entered the city. Very problematic, Sander van der Waal explains.

 

Project
Sentinel Citizen connects air quality data generated by citizen measurements of the project Hollandse Luchten, with data from satellites of the European Space Agency.

 

Event
On Wednesday October 2nd, Meia Wippoo of Waags Co-creation Lab will host a workshop on data-physicalisation at the City Science Summit in Hamburg.

 

Event
Join us on a sound safari and collect sound samples in the city.

 

Article
Hidde Kamst examines a more cooperative city with a participatory model and some trade-offs that are involved in participation. 

 

Event
Marleen Stikker participates in the debate 'Smart Cities or Dumb Cities' on May 21st at OBA Oosterdok in Amsterdam.

 

Article
In this blog series Hidde Kamst examines different ways of using technology in cities, and the corresponding roles these imply for citizens.

 

Article
UCL, partner in the EU project 'Doing it together science', published an extensive work on citizen science.

 

Article
How to measure nuclear radiation? Waag hosted a workshop on how to measure radiation with low-cost sensors.

 

Event
Marleen Stikker of Waag will join a keynote discussion at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin.

 

Article
GammaSense develops a citizens measurement network to measure gamma radiation.

 

Article
Tomo Kihara graduated on the use of 'smart' security cameras in the city. He developed a game that makes us aware of all that supervision.

 

Event
In the documentary a Citizen Science Revolution, we follow citizen science groups and take a unique look behind the scenes of this European research project with the question: how do we involve communities in mapping their living environment, and how do we turn this into action?

 

Article
In Buitenveldert (Amsterdam) neighbours went out on the street and walked around their neighbourhood with the assistance of an app.

 

Project
Hollandse Luchten is a citizens science project where we involve citizens in measuring air quality in their environment in the Province of North Holland.

 

Project

17-08-2018

GammaSense 2.0

With GammaSense 2.0 we develop a citizen network for the measurement of radioactive radiation.

 

Event
What about the quality of our swimming water? During this workshop you learn everything about measuring the quality of water.

 

Article
From 20 to 24 June 2018, Amsterdam was dedicated to the WeMakeThe.City festival. Waag was co-organizer of the festival!

 

Event
During this workshop we research noise and noise pollution, explore measuring strategies and use sensors to measure noise.

 

Project
Making cooperative tools for civic participation and citizen science in the field of noise pollution.

 

Article
In this short series we give people of Amsterdam the opportunity to have a short or long time experience with measuring particulate matter (PM) at home.

 

Event
On June 21st, Waag hosts a full-day conference at WeMakeThe.City with inspiring keynote speakers, break-out sessions and panel discussion.

 

Event
During this crash course we measure noise in the city by experimenting with sensors and map different types of noise.

 

Project

21-02-2018

Waag is open

On Thursday, everyone is welcome to come and unravel technology with us

 

Event
Frank Kresin (Waag) will give a first reaction on the presentation 'The socially inclusive city' of Anthony Townsend (NYU) at AMS Institute on 12 March 2015. This special lecture is organized in collaboration with the John Adams Institute and moderated by Tracy Metz.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (Research DIrector) will give a keynote at the one-day 'Future starts now' event in Lund (Sweden), themed 'Smart People make Smart, Sustainable Cities' on December 1st, 2015. This event is about space, innovation, change, business and sustainable cities.

 

Event
reSITE, in cooperation with IPR Prague and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prague will be hosting a free day-long program consisting of a public workshop, public lecture and public evening discussion salon for designers, city creative strategy planners or researchers involved and interested in the collaborative economy to map current creative research, activities and projects related to relevant social and urban developments, and build a network for future collaboration - “Users as Designers” method is empowering people to make and understand products and processes, for more transparency.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (research director) of Waag will speak at the UrbanTec conference 'Smart Solutions For Better Cities' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He will share the Smart Citizens Lab experience and emphasize that smart cities need smart citizens. UrbanTec is an international conference about the best planning strategies, management and funding models for smart, sustainable urban development.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (research director) will give a presentation about the Amsterdam Smart Citizen Lab at the Media Architecture Summit in Frankfurt on 16 March 2016.

 

Event
Ivonne Jansen-Dings will give a presentation during a meetup of Amsterdam iBeacon Living Lab at the Glimworm HQ in Amsterdam.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (research director at Waag) will speak at the Personal Democracy Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 22nd.

 

Event
A five-day workshop followed by a one-day seminar about enabling citizens to make their cities more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century.

 

Event
The next Ars Electronica Festival will be held September 8-12, 2016 in Linz (Austria). Waag will be present with an exposition about the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab and a FEAT workshop.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (Research Director of Waag) will speak at the event "Why Labs? Empowering citizens as drivers of innovation" in Brussels on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is organized by the Barcelona City Council and the European Network of Living Labs.

 

Event
Waag once again participates in the ViennaOpen festival for Open Design, that will be held in Vienna (Austria) on 9 & 10 April 2015. Pieter van Boheemen of our Open Wetlab will present our activities and give a workshop.

 

Event
Mieke van Heesewijk (Project developer) will speak at the "Intelligent Living Space" seminar in Taipei, Taiwan about the Amsterdam smart citizen project. The seminar will be held at NTUH International Convention Center on 18th. Nov. 2014. The attendees are targeted on government officials, domestic Building and ICT industries.

 

Event
Mieke van Heesewijk from Waag will give a presentation at the ‘Open Development Bootcamp’ in Amsterdam about the concept behind the Smart Citizen Kit. Together with Un Habitat, Mieke will discuss the (future) possibilities of how low-cost, open source hardware devices can be implemented in countries without an official measurement institution

 

Event
Both Frank Kresin (research director) and Marleen Stikker (founder) of Waag will attend the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, an international event on the smart cities' calendar bringing together over 400 cities around the world, more than 200 companies, 400 speakers and the leading institutions and experts in urban transformation.

 

Event
On 19 September 2013, a Smart Citizens workshop @ Waag Open Space will be held. Get to know the Smart Citizen Kit and build your own sensor kit.

 

Event
Frank Kresin wil be one of the speakers at the CyberSalon event in London called 'Will We Be As Smart As Our Cities? Empowering the citizen in connected city environments'.

 

Event
Developer Bert Spaan of Waag will give a presentation on CitySDK at Hackathonist.

 

Event
Our developers Bert Spaan, Taco van Dijk and Head of Technology Development Tom Demeyer are visiting the FutureEverything Festival on 21 March 2013 in Manchester for a CitySDK Coding workshop.

 

Event
What exactly is citizen science? And what is its importance? With the presentation of a new book and the first results of the measuring particulate matter.

 

Event
A workshop to design smart, livable cities. This workshop is Dutch spoken.

 

Event
Workshop for the 'Overlegorgaan Infrastructuur en Milieu' with three cases by Waag.

 

Article
Last week, Paris was announced as winner of the iCapital Award 2018 and elected as the new capital of innovation in Europe. The city follows in the footsteps of Amsterdam, that was iCapital of Europe during the past two years. Amsterdam received this award by what is called the 'Amsterdam approach', in which bottom-up innovation by city makers and startups is connected to the strategic innovation policy of the city.

 

Event
Together with other Amsterdammers, we will again measure the effects of fireworks on the air quality. This workshop is Dutch spoken.

 

Event
On 31 October, the presentation of the results of three workshops 'Designing responsible cities' will take place at the Tobacco Theater in Amsterdam'.

 

Event
From 25-26 September, ARITHMUS, in collaboration with facilitators from the Waag, are conducting a collaborative workshop Citizen Data and Official Statistics.

 

Event
Marleen Stikker will give an introduction at the seminar Smart Cities on 27 September in Utrecht.

 

Article
Many important philosophers from the past have posed questions on what makes a good and just city. Now it seems that these questions are being answered from Silicon Valley—not through democratic debate, but by implementing gadgets where implicit ethical considerations have already been made.

 

Event
On 8, 9 and 10 September 2017 everyone interested in the developments at the Amsterdam Marineterrein can come and have a look, during the 'Ontdekdagen' (discovery days).

 

Article
At Waag we don’t encounter with architects that often. So the chance to visit REsite festival in Prague that discusses the future of the city with architects on stage, in the crowd and even future architects in the organization was a great opportunity.

 

Event
Coen Bergman (project developer) and Gijs Boerwinkel (community manager) of Waag will speak during the reSITE 2017 conference In/visible City in Prague.

 

Event
Gijs Boerwinkel of Waag will give a keynote at the 'United Colors of IoT' festival that will be held at Makerversity in Amsterdam on May 12th. The theme of his talk will be "Citizen science, making sense" - about the European Making Sense project.

 

Event
During the fifth episode of the Smart Citizen Talks we present young agents of change. How can you take control of your own environment when you are young?

 

Project
Cities-4-People is a three year project that aims to implement a pilot program running at five urban and peri-urban areas where citizens, city authorities and innovation experts will work together as ‘communities’ to define the transport and mobility challenges and priorities that interest them, co-design ideas and concepts, put these concepts to the real test and then scale up those more potent.

 

Article
On 6 April 2017, the City Health Monitor was presented during the event Jij Maakt de Stad! at The Student Hotel in Amsterdam. This monitor shows the current health state of our capital on five themes: food, green, energy, resources and clean air. The conclusion from this report is: Amsterdam is on the right track, but a lot remains to be done.

 

Event
How clean is our air? How many earthquakes take place in The Netherlands? How safe is it to live nearby a nuclear power plant? To get an answer to these questions one needs insight in the available data. These are often not so easy to get - the solution is: to measure the environment ourselves.

 

Event
What are the urban, social and economic implications of ICT and how could technology be truly inclusive?

 

Article
In the last few years, several interesting smart citizen projects have seen the light. Waag has been following these developments closely and has been partnering with Fab Lab Barcelona, for instance, in the implementation of the Smart Citizen Kit. This Arduino-based connector platform has made it easier to connect new sensors to the Internet in order to create more transparency for citizens about the quality of their environment.

 

Event
Frank Kresin of Waag will speak at the 'Smart Citizens in Smarter Cities' seminar at TU Delft on 1 December 2016.

 

Event
Frank Kresin of Waag will give (together with others) a 'Smart Citizen' workshop at Thingscon in Amsterdam on 2 December 2016. ThingsCon is Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things.

 

Article
What if you can combine the experience from the maker movement to create open source hardware and software to map environmental issues that concern citizens everyday? This blog will show you the process of developing a sensor that was designed to answer questions about air quality from an interested community of citizens.

 

Event
We will give a Smart Kids Lab workshop to build your own water meter at the Central Public Library of Amsterdam. This workshop is in Dutch.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (research director) will give a presentation in Sao Paulo, at the Red Bull Basement Festival on 20 August 2016.

 

Event

7-08-2016

Nordic Edge

Frank Kresin (research director) gives a presentation at Nordic Edge in Stavanger about 'Smart Cities Make Dumb Citizens' on 6 October 2016.

 

Project
During the Dutch presidency of the EU, the Dutch consulate in Rio de Janeiro and the Rio Prefeitura brought together designers, civil servants, citizens and entrepreneurs for a week-long design workshop and a one-day seminar.

 

Event
How healthy is the air in your neighbourhood? And how can you measure the quality yourself? Join our first Crash Course to find out. All levels are welcome.

 

Article
When traveling to Brussels for a European project, the first things that come to my mind are: the city of Brussels has more political layers than citizens; and the European Commission is a bureaucratic top-down institution, which only costs money and decides what we can and can’t do. Some thoughts about the political centre of Europe that a lot of people have. To go to Brussels for a co-creation workshop for the Making Sense project was the ultimate opportunity to get rid of these stubborn preconceptions.

 

Article
The Dutch newspaper 'Het Parool' brings the news that the first smart 'Amsterdeck' will be placed in Amsterdam soon. The Amsterdecks project aims to offer insights in the water quality and the accessibility of the public waters of Amsterdam for its citizens and visitors.

 

Event
This second edition of the Smart Citizens Talks, we’ll explore a wide range of those actions; bottom- up and grassroots initiatives, initiated by people that care about their city. What issues do they deal with? What strategies proof to be effective? What impact can be expected?

 

Event
Frank Kresin will show at the Campus Party in Utrecht on May 27th how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be used by local communities to make sense of their environments.

 

Article
Over the course of five days, twenty eager participants from Rio became Smart Citizens. Pieter van Boheemen and Taco van Dijk from Waag teached them how to appropriate low-cost, open source technologies to make sense of their environment, helping them to care, share and act.

 

Article
The Science Journal app taps into all the various sensors in a mobile device or connected Arduino tools to record data and test hypotheses about the physical environment.

 

Article
The open access Journal of Sensors has published a research paper called 'Citizen Sensing for Improved Urban Environmental Monitoring'.

 

Article
The air quality report is based on measurements environmental organisation Milieudefensie took last year. They researched nearly 60 spots for a year and concluded that the nitrogen dioxide limit was exceeded in eleven places. The air quality is particularly bad on busy urban roads with lots of traffic.

 

Event
Als het aan de tech-bedrijven ligt woont een steeds groter deel van de wereldbevolking in de toekomst in slimme steden. Maar wat betekenen deze 'maakbare' steden voor haar bewoners, en moet een stad efficiëntie wel boven privacy plaatsen?

 

Event
This first edition of the Smart Citizen Talks, we’ll explore participatory sensing. How do we collectively measure and make sense of our environment? How do we - along with citizens, scientists, and designers - stay in tune with the ever emerging smart city? How do wé make sense of a (smart) city that likes to make sense of ús instead?

 

Event
In the context of the Design & City Conference, which will explore citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city, we invite you for an exciting workshop about using open source hardware and software to solve local problems. This a great chance to get acquainted with our newest initiative in the emerging field of smarts citizens. After our first two exiting editions of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab, we’re broadening our horizons to the international field.

 

Event
When is the best time to take a swim in the canals? Which route is the healthiest to take to work? And what’s the real level of noise pollution in your neighbourhood? These are all examples of questions that could be answered in the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (research director) will participate in a Stadslab meeting on 22 March in Utrecht.

 

Project

10-03-2016

Making Sense

Making Sense showed how open-source software, open-source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be used by local communities to make sense of their environments.

 

Event
From our Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab we organize a special pilot in 2016 to measure air quality around the Valkenburgerstraat and Weesperstraat, under the name Urban AirQ. Citizens can actively participate in the measuring process.

 

Event
Ivonne Jansen-Dings of Waag is one of the speakers at 'De keuze voor een Smart City' (the choice for a Smart City) on 29 February at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

 

Event

23-02-2016

Innovation Expo

Waag will be present at the Innovation Expo, Amsterdam, 14 April 2016: where start-ups, CEOs, scientists and ministers mingle. Come and see 200 innovations that bring solutions to global challenges. Learn from top speakers. Be part of the Dutch Sustainable Urban Delta and share your knowledge with the world.

 

Article
Commissioned by the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Waag has conducted a short research into the information need about air quality.

 

Article
Na een jaar vol meet-ups, sensoren bouwen en ‘omgevingen meten’, delen we nu onze ervaringen in een publicatie over de impact van de zelfmetende burger. In het Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab onderzochten we samen met stadsbewoners, wetenschappers en ontwerpers hoe je de wereld om je heen in kaart kunt brengen.

 

Article
In the past five years, the broad availability of open hardware tools, the creation of online data sharing platforms, and access to maker spaces have fostered the design of low cost and open source sensors that independent communities of citizens can appropriate to engage in environmental action.

 

Article
The official Dutch institute that is measuring air quality, RIVM, has made a handy brochure for those interested in measuring air quality themselves, titled 'Meten voor een gezonde stad' (pdf). It explains the role of citizen science and clearly explains what substances have an influence on air quality. It does so in Dutch.

 

Article
At the start of a new year it's a good practice to look ahead: what will 2016 bring us?

 

Article
Hanke Nijman studied our project Smart Citizen Kit and graduated cum laude. She translated her conclusions in six lessons when setting up smart city projects.

 

Article
The Amsterdam University Press has published the book EU@Amsterdam, which contains an article by Frank Kresin (Research director Waag) titled (translation) "Smart cities foster their smart citizens". Most of the articles in the book are in Dutch.

 

Event
Marleen Stikker will participate in a programme at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 27 October to celebrate the 740th anniversary of Amsterdam and to look forward to the celebration of 750 years in ten years time.

 

Event
This edition of Urban Movies at Pakhuis de Zwijger will feature the documentary Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen by filmmaker Sara Blom and researcher Dorien Zandbergen. Afterwards, there is a discussion with speakers, among which is Frank Kresin (research director at Waag).

 

Event
On 24 June 2015, Frank Kresin (Research Director) of Waag will give a workshop during the event 'Making Sense of Society' at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, organized by the 'Living Lab for the Internet of Everything'.

 

Article
On 13 May 2015, the first Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab was held. More than 50 citizens, scientists and technicians gathered to gain more insight in their city. By measuring the city themselves in the next months, to investigate and get into action based on the results.

 

Event
The third edition of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab.

 

Event
The fourth edition of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab.

 

Event
The fifth edition of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab.

 

Event
The sixth edition of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab.

 

Event
The second edition of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab. Information about this event is only available at the Dutch version of this page.

 

Event
On Wednesday, May 13th, we're kicking off the first Smart Citizens Lab in Amsterdam. During this evening event, Waag will explain what we're planning over the next six months. Then, we'll dive right in, and get started creating, measuring, and sharing.

 

Article
In the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab, we explore tools and applications to map the world around us.

 

Article
By taking away initiative, enforcing top-down control, and focusing on maximizing efficiency instead of possibility, the smart city is a disaster waiting to happen. Our hope lies in its constituents: the citizens. Citizens can become smart, engaged, and illuminated through mastering the technologies that help them express themselves, connect to others, share their resources and thoughts, and that helps them to reflect so they can decide the best course of action. In short, the technologies that help them to solve their own problems in a better and more thorough way.

 

Project
In the Smart Citizens Lab we explore tools and applications to map the world around us.

 

Article
Recently, a new publication was published titled 'The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit'. Interesting for anyone who wants to know more about the open process of citymaking.

 

Article
The November/December issue 2014 of the journal MIT Technology Review was completely about the Smart City, with a business report titled 'Cities Get Smarter'. Besides case studies of several Smart City projects from different parts of the world (like Santander and Lagos) there is an extensive coverage of Amsterdam, where the focus is shifting from the smart city to smart citizens.

 

Article
A new year has started, a fitting moment for predictions. Which themes will change the image of 2015?

 

Article
A concluding publication has been published by the partners in the European cultural cooperation project Eclectis. Every partner in the project has contributed to this publication.

 

Article
On 18 November 2014, I gave a presentation about the Amsterdam Smart Citizen project at the 'Intelligent Living Space- Big Data en Smart City Seminar' in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Event
Frank Kresin (research director Waag) will participate in a round table discussion themed 'Smart Citizen' during the Accenture Innovation Awards in Utrecht.

 

Event
The theme of the Open Data Estafette on 6 November in The Hague is Smart Cities. Marleen Stikker speaks about the role of citizens and the importance of open and fair technology for the city: Fair Meter, the City Dashboard, Smart Citizen Kit and City Service Development Kit.

 

Article
On 16 June 2014 we evaluated the results of our experiment with the Smart Citizen Kit in Amsterdam together with the participants.

 

Article
As part of the Smart Citizen kit project, the artists of Cascoland showed during "Fresh air!" in a public event on June 16th at the Nieuwmarkt what Coughing Shrubs are, how stressed a plant can be, and served a herby soup.

 

Event

5-06-2014

Fresh air!

How healthy is our environment? What about the air quality and noise levels around your home and can you measure and improve these? As part of the Smart Citizen kit project, the artists of Cascoland show you during "Fresh air!" what Coughing Shrubs are, how stressed a tree can be, and serve you herby soup.

 

Article
In Amsterdam, the Smart Citizen project started in April 2014. Citizens in Amsterdam are measuring air quality in their own environment.

 

Event
On 16 June 2014 we will evaluate the results of the Smart Citizen project with the participants and partners in the project.

 

Event
On 13 May 2014 we organize the Smart Citizen Café at the Waag, where one can join us to ask their questions about their Smart Citizen Kit, share knowledge and ideas and participants can meet each other

 

Event
Appril, Waag and Sensemakers.rs organize a DIY meetup about the Smart Citizen Kit and the app. With hands-on research into the technical issues, obstacles and additional features.

 

Article
More than seventy people gathered at the Waag to measure the air quality in the city with the Smart Citizen Kit.

 

Event
FutureEverything returns in March 2014, with a two day conference, world premières of participatory artworks, and a city-wide programme of innovative live music. Waag will participate with the projects Apps for Europe, Smart CitySDK and the workshop Bio Strike.

 

Article
A thousand volunteers in Antwerp (Belgium) will have a strawberry plant at their homes the next two months. The University of Antwerp want to measure small particles in the air through the leaves of the plants.

 

Event
On 5 June 2014, Marleen Stikker will participate at the symposium 'The Infrastructure of the Smart City' during the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. The symposium is organized by Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) and is Dutch spoken.

 

Article
On February 25, 2014 the first Smart Citizen Kit Install Party took place: a 'man only' event with tech-savvy people.

 

Article
Smart Cities vs. Smart Citizens - musings on the Smart City World Expo Congress, by Frank Kresin.

 

Article
Eclectis Amsterdam was a workshop program for young people (high school students, age 13 and 14, from the Hyperion Lyceum) held in September 2013. We published an illustrated research report about the findings of this week.

 

Article
Cities are the dominant and most successful organisations of human endeavour. This intense form of cohabitation has developed over thousands of years, attracting an increasingly larger part of the human population. While they have vibrantly developed in terms of size, density and quality of life, technology has sped up, leading to problems and possibilities that we still have to fully apprehend.

 

Article
FutureEverything Publications has published a new booklet titled 'Smart Citizens'. This publication aims to shift the debate on the future of cities towards the central place of citizens, and of decentralised, open urban infrastructures. It provides a global perspective on how cities can create the policies, structures and tools to engender a more innovative and participatory society.

 

Article
With the Smart Citizen Kit (SCK), citizens of Amsterdam have measured their environment in real time during a test period from March till June 2014, organized by Waag, Amsterdam Smart City and the Amsterdam Economic Board.

 

Event
How do you become a Smart Citizen? Discover it at Waag's Smart Citizen Testlab at the Innovation estafette 2013.

 

Article
From 16 till 20 September, our part in the European project ECLECTIS took place in Amsterdam North. During this week, zeven international artists worked with 150 pupils of the Hyperion Lyceum to research the their environment and experiment with technology.

 

Article
Many many questions for the participating artists in our project (Smart Citizens - Art in progress) in Amsterdam. In this week 150 youngsters are researching their environment with DIY toolkits, smartphones and sensors.

 

Article
We, citizens of all cities, take the fate of the places we live in into our own hands. We care about the buildings and the parks, the shops, the schools, the roads and the trees. But above all, we care about the quality of the life we live in our cities.

 

Event
Follow an art route in Amsterdam North with installations made by youngsters together with six artists and experiment yourself with citizen science.

 

Article
What are the real levels of air pollution around your home or business? And what about noise pollution? and humidity? Now imagine that you could know them, share instantly and compare with other places in your city, in real time ... How could this information help to improve our environment quality?

 

Project

24-05-2013

ECLECTIS

Within the ECLECTIS project, we want to encourage citizens to learn more about their living environments by conducting their own research and experiments.

 

Article
Quantified Self (QS) stands, in short, for measuring yourself. Using tools to translate your behaviour in data. On Monday March 4th Waag hosted the Amsterdam meetup.

 

Article
How do you involve older people in the design of a Smart House? This is one of the questions Phillemonne Jaasma tried to answer during her internship at Waag.