Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences and Association Deltametropolis invite you to the International Perspectives: Social Network City. A lecture by Christian Licoppe on the development of Urban Public Places into ‘Hybrid Ecologies’.
Thursday October 13, 2011
|| Christian Licoppe | is Head of the Social Science Department at Telecom Paristech. In his research on location-aware communities, he studies how, by the availability of locative media and the activity of play, a variety of encounter formats may turn urban public places into 'hybrid ecologies'.|
The fact that Randstad Holland is a nondense conurbation, often forms difficulties for social interaction at a regional scale. The Dutch have a high level of internet accessibility however: in 2009, 90% of the households used the internet (source: Eurostat) and 42% of the Dutch consumers used Smartphones (source: Telecompaper). Internet and online social networks are thus an important part of daily Dutch life.
Several questions that will be discussed are:
- Can the use of digital networks stimulate participation and face-to-face contact?
- How do digital networks influence the behaviour in public spaces?
- Can digital networks be strategically used in governmental policies for Randstad Holland?
Registration required, please fill out the | registration form |.
Admission is free for members of Association Deltametropolis and students. All others contribute EUR 5,- per lecture. | Payment | can be made upfront (wire transfer or Paypal) or in cash at the entrance.
|Thursday October 13, 2011
|20:00u||Lecture by Christian Licoppe
|21:00u||Response peer reviewers
Christian Licoppe, Martin Dijst and Paul Gerretsen
Utrecht UniversityAcademy Building, Senaatzaal
3512 JE Utrecht
| the International Perspectives | is a programme, consisting of 7 public lectures organised by Deltametropolis Association in cooperation with the universities of Randstad Holland (RSH). Each tIP illustrates, from a different perspective, how facilities or activities are important for RSH and consequently contribute to its international image.