第三届网络社会年会 | “智慧都市网络(IUF)”


The Third Annual Conference of Network Society: Intelligent Urban Fabric

 Conference Time: 2018/11/21——11/22
Conference Location: Academic Hall, China Academy of Art,
Nanshan Campus, 218 NanShan Road, Hangzhou
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Workshop Time: 2018/11/23
Workshop location: Room 405, Building 4, China Academy of Art,
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Convener: Huang Sunquan, Li Shihchieh
Academic committee: Gao Shiming, Guan Huaibin, Huang Sunquan, Li Shihchieh, Lu Xinhua, Yuk Hui

Institute of Cultural Innovation and Visual Communication, China Academy of Art
The Institute for Collaborative Innovation in Chinese Visual Studies
The Institute of Network Society (INS), School of Inter-Media Art (SIMA) of China Academy of Art (CAA)
Today, the narrative and technics of smart city are mainly held by city governments and institutes in universities, for the sake of integration, experiment and examination, especially technics of transportation, logistics and disaster prevention. As for smart architecture, being the appliance and extension of remote control, is led by developers. Both smart city and smart architecture fall into the pitfalls of traditional urban planning and confront the problems of digital gentrification. Smart city only refers to governance and appliance of geographical data, therefore, we suggest to replace it with “intelligent urban fabric” (extracted from Henri Lefebvre’s “urban fabric”) as the problematic, thinking the new geopolitics reconstructed by planetary computing and stacks — a new technic.
In this conference, we use “intelligent urban fabric” as method and epistemology to develop smart city. Starting from distributed and decentralized production to the possibility of public participation, we examine the unequal distribution and regional difference caused by urban digital  gentrification. This conference aims to see the potential of new digital technology and not to repeat the mistakes that had been made, finding ways for people to access high technology, avoiding the dislocation of hardware development and the actual need of people living in the city. In conclusion, “intelligent urban fabric” is a strategic proposal for us to think smart city+regional development+rural electronic markets as a whole.

Panel Introduction


Panel 1: Governance for common

The guideline of urban planning is planning for the common good and the technics of smart city highly boost the efficiency and means of solving urban problems. However, the ideology of urban planning is being instrumentalized. Some emerging and undefined social dynamics are covered under this function-oriented tendency. Centralization of data and non-transparency of algorithm are been ignored; omnipresent surveillance also brings up new ethical problems. In this panel, we invite CTOs form city governments and specialists of smart city around the world to share their ideas and practices with us. Together we face the challenges and opportunities coming with smart city, constructing a new common between public and private region in digital age.

Host: Huang Sunquan
Panelist: Wang Jian, Seb Chan, Mikio Wakabayashi

Panel 2: Smart Citizen

Smart citizen or smart city? People is the key to realize smart city and the who benefits from smart city. The current dilemma of smart city falls right on the dislocation between top-down digital governance and hardware development, and the actual need of people living in the city. Citizens’ happiness becomes merely an evaluable index of efficiency. In stead of reaching the technological singularity, the progress of technics should combine the power of government and civil society to improve the long-term development of the city as a whole. How to empower citizens the right to data with technics? How to further fix the lack of right to express collective opinions and public will of the society under today’s bureaucracy? How to reveal those uncomputable and invaluable interaction among humans? In this panel, we would like to propose responsible, inclusive and democratic technics, making the city a collective work of its citizens.

Host: Li Shihchieh
Panelist: Michael LaFond, Zheng Dongbo, Jaromil

Panel 3: Intelligent Organs

Both reclamation of infrastructures and development of civil technology are the new organs and weapons of a city. We use intelligent organs as a probe of smart city to find the materiality and possibility of reforming value identity. Enterprises, organizations and NGOs are invited to share actual cases in this panel, showing us how organs in different functions and scales cooperate together. To citizens, the more one understands about the intelligent organs that turn even hidden, the more one can sense the probable consequence brought by new technologies. The imagination of alternative technics/organs also help us to connect organs and minds and catalyze the cycle system of human-urban ecology.

Host: Zhang Shenglin
Panelist: Chris Julien, Rob van Kranenburg, Numada Muneyoshi

Panel 4: Restructuring Geo-Politics

Traditional spaces and geo-politics are gradually replaced by new planetary computing and regional governance: General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) fights against big companies monopolizing social media; Apple moves its iCloud operation and data to Guizhou, China. Political entities and networking technics interweave governing groups into multi-form of governments. What kinds of political economics can be applied to analyze these multi-form of governments? What spaces are being produced after the surveillance conflicts among authorities? Is it possible that urbanization and de-urbanization happen simultaneously? Is the relation between city and country a continuum fallacy, or the last mile of real subsumption of capitalism? We expect to bring in discussion from different viewpoints in panel.

Host: Gao Chu
Panelist: Michael LaFond, Zheng Dongbo, Jaromil


Workshop: DOWSE/ SWAPI

Organizer: / Rob van Kranenburg, Jaromil, Federico Bonelli, Aspasia Beneti



2018/11/21Nanshan Campus China Academy of Art Academic Hall
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40Welcoming Speech
9:40-10:00 Conference Origins & Perspectives: Huang Sunquan,Li Shihchieh

发起人报告:黄孙权 李士杰
Panel 1: Governance for common
Moderator: Huang Sunquan
专题 1: 为了共善的治理
10:00-10:30Wang Jian: City Brain: Evolution and Mutation of a City
10:30-11:00Seb Chan: Digital cultural heritage as civic infrastructure? Opportunities and failures
11:00 - 11:30Mikio Wakabayashi:Malls and Bay Area: Sociological Reflections on Contemporary Urban Fabric from Tokyo Metropolitan Area
11:30 - 12:00Q&A
Panel 2: Smart Citizen
Moderator: Li Shihchieh
专题 2:智慧市民
14:00-14:30Michael LaFond: Common Good Urban Planning and Community Development: Somewhere Between Private and Public. Examples from Berlin
14:30-15:00Deng Dongbo: Can we obtain collective intelligence from open collaboration? Lessons from three citizen science projects
邓东波:我们可以从开放式参与中获得群体智慧吗? 三个公民科学计划的经验
15:00-15:30Denis Roio: What lies behind Bitcoin: the rise and promise of blockchain computational systems
2018/11/22Nanshan Campus China Academy of Art Academic Hall
Panel 3: Intelligent Organs
Moderator: Zhang Shenglin
9:30-10:00 Chris Julien: Public Research: the civic organs ofthe urban apparatus 
10:00-10:30Rob van Kranenburg: Digital Twins
10:30-10:45 Break 茶歇
10:45-11:15Muneyoshi Numada:Disaster Process Management System
11:15 -11:45Q&A
11:45-14:00Lunch 午餐
Panel 4: Restructuring Geo-politics
Moderator: Gao Chu
专题 4:重构地缘政治
14:00 - 14:30Zhang Shenglin: Transkathon Experiments in Action: Open Sourcing and Leapfrogging between Urban and Rural Networks
张圣琳:村客松(Transkathon)实验中:开源城乡 蛙跳网络
14:30-15:00Ned Rossiter: Media Theory, Automation and the Geopolitics of Data
15:00-15:15Break 茶歇
15:15-15:45Production of Space Team: E-commerce society: Taobao Village
15:45 - 16:15Q&A
16:15-16:45 Conference Discussion
Moderator: Huang Sunquan, Zhang Shenglin
主持:黄孙权 张圣琳
2018/11/23Room 405, Building 4, China Academy of Art, Nanshan Camps, 218 NanShan Road,Hangzhou

杭州南山路218号 中国美术学院 南山校区 4号楼405工作坊:物联网开关与社会钱包(DOWSE/ SWAPI)
12:00-14:00Lunch 午餐工作坊:物联网开关与社会钱包(DOWSE/ SWAPI)
18:00~Farewell Dinner