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Lorenzo de Rita on The Best City Never Seen / PICNIC Festival 2011

It seems that history is full of cities thought up, imagined, and dreamed of, that were eventually never realized. Admirable projects, magnificent places, utopian plans... human fantasy has built many more cities than what we see on a map.

The Best City Never Seen is a 20-minute tour into the ruins of paleo-futuristic cities hoping to inspire a new way of thinking about cities and discovering the latent potential of the cities we now live in.

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Scott Snibbe on Biophilia, An App Album / PICNIC Festival 2011

Media artist and develpoer Scott Snibbe present Björk's Biophilia - the first app album - and discusses how the emergence of music apps for mobile devices promises to reacquaint listeners with an immersive, intimate music experience that has been lost in the age of the digital download. He will particularly share Björk's view, which he enthusiastically embraces, on how technology can bring people closer to nature and music.

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Ben Hammersley on Rioting, Ballet and Elvis's Hips / PICNIC Festival 2011

Smart cities, ubicomp, and other technological wonders are all very well, but cities are made of people, and people are weird.

Ben Hammersley looks at how cultures and society change, how technology can outpace good manners, and how designers and makers can change the world without getting into a fight, punching an artist, or taking off their ballet shoes. Featuring music, silly jokes, some quantum physics, and no slides whatsoever!

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Lawrence Lessig on Help U.S. / PICNIC Festival 2011

How are governments responding to the entitlement, engagement and sharing brought about by the Internet? How can policy "mistakes" be fixed in "high functioning democracies"?

Harvard law professor and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig describes how policy errors in the United States are having unintended negative consequences and he implores "outsiders" to help US to correct its mistakes with balanced, sensible policy alternatives.

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William McDonough / Green Challenge Keynote Lecture / PICNIC Festival 2011

Opening keynote lecture at the Green Challenge Award Ceremony by honorary jury chair and sustainability architect and author William McDonough.

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Adam Greenfield on Another City is Possible / PICNIC Festival 2011

So where do we find ourselves, after a solid decade of smart city rhetoric? What was promised to us, what has been delivered, what were the results, and what remains possible? Which cities have successfully capitalized on emergent technology, and which have made the wrong bets? Whose interests are reflected in smart city discourse, and whose have tended to be overlooked or pushed to the side?

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Eric van Heeswijk and Jasper Koning on Holland from Above / PICNIC Festival 2011

Ever wondered if Holland runs like a clock, how does it look? And why doesn't it go wrong? Holland from Above is a project from innovative Dutch broadcaster VPRO where cameras take the bird's eye view on the Netherlands and discover the beauty of patterns and stories you have never heard before.

What makes the project even more special is the unique data visualization, for TV, but in an interactive form also on the web. Jasper Koning and Erik van Heeswijk explain why the VPRO wants to do this complex and labor intensive crossmedia project and let you peek behind the scenes.

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Jake Barton on Urban Collaboration and Storytelling / PICNIC Festival 2011

What will inspire and connect cities of the future?

At our core, we are linked together by the stories that we collectively tell. How can we create experiences that can bind us to each other, even as our technologies, economics and cultures are increasingly diverse and challenging?

Drawing on examples from the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Change By Us and the Frank Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial, Jake Barton explores collaboration at the urban scale.

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Matthias Hollwich on the Aging City / PICNIC Festival 2011

We have to start a revolution! The way we age in America is inhumane and inadequate. We might live a good life after retirement, but the last three years are hell. There are 17,000 nursing homes in America, and 17,000 reasons to not move into any of them. The dignity of aging needs to be reinstated and we cannot do that by chasing eternal youth.

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