Round Table on Smart Society for the Not So Early Adopters

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Round table for invited experts to critically discuss knowledge, practice and strategies on how to engage less media savvy groups with the emergence of a smart society.

It is clear that the emergence of a smart society generally starts with initiatives from web savvy citizens who are highly educated, relatively wealthy in social capital and articulate in expressing their needs. It is much harder to engage citizens who are less outspoken and who are unfamiliar with new technologies or their possible impact. How to build upon their needs? How to avoid pushing technological solutions while simultaneously teaching people about the potentials and risks of technology? In short: how to find appropriate technologies for the implicit needs? In this round table a group of invited experts that are involved in different smart society projects will compare tactics to make the less articulate citizens part of a smart society.

Het Nieuwe Instituut organizes this round table within the framework of its programme The State of Eindhoven. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the city of Eindhoven collaborate in a multiyear cultural programme (2015-2017) on how the smart city meets the participatory society:


Round table on smart society for the not so early adopters

Organizer: Het Nieuwe Instituut

Date: 20 april 2016

Time: 14.00 – 16.30

Location: Raadszaal of the Benno Premsela Huis

Registration: invitation only


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