In a total of four lectures, international experts presented concepts on collective knowledge, the notion of public space, thoughts on the relationship between (new) media and (cultural) society, and insights into product management and reception. Missed a lecture? Watch them online!
Lev Manovich - Wednesday, May 20th 2009, NAI Rotterdam
Lev Manovich is the author of 'Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database' (The MIT Press, 2005), and 'The Language of New Media' (The MIT Press, 2001), which was hailed as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan." He is a Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, and a Director of The Lab for Cultural Analysis at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
> View Lev Manovich's lecture on Tomaat WebTV
Bart Verschaffel - Thursday, June 4th 2009, NAI Rotterdam
Bart Verschaffel (BE) is a philosopher and professor at the University of Ghent. He specializes in the theory and philosophy of public space.
> View Bart Verschaffel's lecture on Tomaat WebTV
Pim van den Berg - Thursday, June 4th 2009, 20.00 hrs NAi Rotterdam
Pim van den Berg is an independent strategist and trend-watcher, advising companies such as ABN Amro, ING Real Estate, Unilever and various city governments.
> View Pim van den Berg's lecture on Tomaat WebTV
Markus Miessen - Thursday, June 25th 2009, NAi Rotterdam
Markus Miessen is a London- and Berlin- based architect, researcher, educator, and writer. In 2002, he set up Studio Miessen, a platform for spatial strategy and critical cultural analysis.
> View Markus Miessen's lecture on Tomaat WebTV
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The architecture of knowledge.The library of the future.
Event 06 july 2009 - 17 july 2009 | 'The architecture of knowledge.The public library of the future.' is a collaborative project organized by The Netherlands Public Library Association and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in 2009, consisting of a lecture series followed by a two week workshop for students.
Introduction into The Architecture of Knowledge
Knowledge is information, whether it be hardcore data or a poetic narrative. In order for it to exist, it must be compounded by communication, and the ideal agent do bring this about is the library. Knowledge is the library’s commodity, and as a result it attracts producers and consumers of knowledge. As with any business, the library – the public library in particular - must also remain aware of and be adaptable to any changes and influences that modify the demand and supply of its product.
Rotterdam Central Library
14 July 2009 - Julin Ang | Rather than assuming a future of absolute digital domination forcing the extinction of books, we propose ideas for the library as a new kind of shared space that allows co-creation and self-expression. The library will no longer rely simply on books to facilitate a connection with society, but will become a hub of knowledge in all its forms; books, new media and user-created material.
The Library of the future
What if you could...
Write and publish your own book?
Make your own movies?
Learn how to use new technology?
Build your own space?
Accidentally discover great material?
Not return books to the right place?
The Netherlands Public Library Association