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The design challenge of pervasive computing
14, 15, 16 November 2002 in Amsterdam

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Ahtisaari, Marco As Director of the Insight & Foresight Unit of Nokia, Marko Ahtisaari ‘concretises’ business opportunities by identifying developments in technology, business models, and culture.

Finally we are no one
Asseldonk, Ton van an expert on the concept of mass-individualization in services and products, advises Dutch companies on structural change.
Selforganisation and Solutionspaces
Awad, Michael Architect and photographer Michael Awad, of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, has worked as an architect and curator.
Photographing flow
Banzi, Massimo is Associate Professor of Technology at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. As one of the pioneers in web development in Italy, he became webmaster for Italia Online.

Agile software methodologies

Benyus, Janine is author of the widely-praised Biomimicry: innovations inspired by nature. Originally a graduate in forestry and writing, she investigates nature-based innovations that will change the way we live.

Innovations Inspired by Nature

Ben van Berkel/ Caroline Bos are principals of UN Architects in The Netherlands, design multi-modal, multi-functional, multi-temporal transport interchanges that are epicentres of extraordinarily complex spatial planning and building design processes.
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Boeri, Stefano Urban designer Stefano Boeri is involved in the transformation of port areas in the Mediterranean - Genoa, Naples, Salerno, Trieste - where the hubs of old trading routes are evolving as they interact with the new flows of globalised trade and information.

Around a solid sea

Bouman, Ole is editor of Archis Magazine. Ole was a member of the Flow programming team of Doors of Perception. Ole addressed the audience at the end of the conference.

Words at the end of the event

Davis, Joshua Praystation.com, the website of New York artist and technologist Joshua Davis, won the 2001 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in the category "Net Excellence".
Opening OpenDoors
Fernández, Luis Galiano an architect, and professor at the School of Architecture in Madrid, is the author of a remarkable book: Fire and Memory: On Architecture and Energy.

Towards a new philosophy with a smiling Borges and a frowning Chaplin

Frankel, Felice directs the Envisioning Science project at MIT. Her task is to enable scientists “to see things about their own research they hadn't seen before”.

The Art within the Scientific Data

Gershenfeld, Neil directs the Centre for Bits and Atoms at MIT, where he led the Things That Think consortium. He will discuss what kind of cooperation is needed in this new field of design.

"This is the revolution for us"

Herz, JC Computer games are already a bigger industry than Hollywood. But this is just the start. For J.C. Herz “the real action will happen when online gaming transforms the ways we learn”. Herz is the CEO of Joystick Nation Inc.

Gaming and the art of innovation

Holmquist, Lars Erik is director of the Future Applications Lab, at the Viktoria Institute in Sweden, where he develops innovative technology that will make life more interesting and fun.

Ubiquitous computing

Janssen, Ivo For Doors 7 on Flow, Janssen has chosen a ten Holt piece - a sort of map, with the player choosing the eventual destination. Janssen played the new Postpiano, a remarkable digital instrument which uses five gigabytes of discrete samples to recreate the sound of a Steinway D.

Soloduiveldans 3

Jeremijenko, Natalie engineer in the Center for Advanced Technology at New York University, "it's a delusion of immateriality that the computer - with its nine-month lifecycle, toxic by-products, and boundless energy needs - is the product of a clean industry. This is crap".
Feral Robots
Lahti, Roland is environmental manager in Telia's Corporate Communications Business Area and the initiator of the CommIT project which involves utilizing information technology (IT) aids and implementing practical communications measures.
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Manzini, Ezio A renowned expert on the design of services, Ezio Manzini is Professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, and author of such classic design books as The material of invention, and Artefacts, towards a new ecology of the artificial environment. Manzini spent 2001 in China where he set up a design for sustainability network (that includes Doors).

Space and pace of flows

Martelaere, Patricia de In her book "What remains", the rising star of European philosophy Patricia de Martelaere asks what we can and should sustain in a world of processes of perpetual change and becoming. De Martelaere teaches philosophy at the universities of Brussels and Louvain.
A philosophical tale about our time
Mavrommati, Irene Working closely together on ubiquitous computing component architectures, Irene Mavrommati and Achilles Kameas lead a team within computer tech institute, CTI/RU3.
e-Gadgets case description
McCullough, Malcolm "At the crossover between flows, places occur.” says Malcolm McCullough, the author of Abstracting Craft and the forthcoming On Digital Ground. “Design is about configuring situations”, he explains. Digital Ground: Fixity, Flow and Engagement with Context
(article published in Archis Magazine, a special Flow-Issue)
Nori, Franziska is curator of Digital Craft at the Museum of Applied Art (MAK) in Frankfurt. Her hit exhibition, "I Love You", explored the worlds of hackers and viruses in a museum context.
Worlds of hackers and viruses in a museum context
Post, Michiel An expert in digital sound reproduction and sampling, Michiel Post has worked with conductors and composers including Ricardo Chailly, Stockhausen, and Pierre Boulez.

Post Piano

Rokeby, David The work of David Rokeby, a Toronto-based installation artist and winner of Canada's 2002 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, reflects his interests in visual perception, language, surveillance, and the human body's relationship with technology.


Schmidt/Nygaard, Michael + Toke This award-winning Danish duo are web developers, designers, self-confessed “all-around sauerkraut munchers,” and the founders of Kaliber10000, a cool hub for the world’s web design community.
Keep the funk juice flowing
Sood, Aditya Dev Aditya Dev Sood, Director of the Centre for Knowledge Societies, documents developmental ICT projects throughout South Asia.
Social research, design and technology in India
Stalder, Felix co-moderates the influential nettime mailing list and is a director of Openflows, a project in participatory media and open source intelligence, based, partially, in Toronto.

Space of Flows: Characteristics and Strategies

Sterling, Bruce What happens when you go into the garden to look at the flowers- and the flowers look at you?” So asks Bruce Sterling - author, journalist, editor, critic, leader of the Viridians – and proof that good guys, too, come from Texas.
Two Days in the Life of Ivan Ubiquovich
Susani, Marco Susani, director of the advanced concepts group at Motorola Consumer Experience Design, USA, is developing diagrammes and maps of communication models supported by networks and networks yet to be imagined.
Making sense of place
Tabor, Philip Until 2001 Philip Tabor was Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Now based in Italy, he remains a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett.

A space for half-formed thoughts

Thackara, John As first Perceptron of Doors of Perception, it is his task to frame flows as a design issue for the real-time economy. What will it be like to be ‘always on’? How do we make the ‘world as spreadsheet’ a place we want to be?

Welcome to the space of flows

Thallemer, Axel founder of Festo Corporate Design in Germany. In their pre-modernist world, pneumatics epitomized the promise of science. But the 21st-century visions that Professor Thallemer is promoting aren't fiction. This technology works.

Castles of Air
Wejchert, Jakub As Coordinator of the EU’s Disappearing Computer project, Jakub Wejchert’s objective is to explore how everyday life can be supported and enhanced through the use of collections of interacting artefacts.
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Wildman/Runcie, Gill + Ellie design managers at the Design Council in London, work with companies in the early stages of technology development- in engineering, opto electronics, and ICT.

Humanising Technology

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