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Tech Cabal's Bankole Oluwafemi on making Lagos a Playable City - The Mirror that talks back to you

Tech Cabal's Bankole Oluwafemi talks about: the Playable City scheme it is carrying out with Watershed in Bristol and the British Council; the different projects from the three teams; why Lagosians don't use the many public parks in the city; why the site of some of the projects, Freedom Park, is very different; and how the project might generate a discussion about changing the city. ... read more
March 29, 2016

Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM Research Africa on using traffic flow data in Nairobi to improve the city

Kamal Bhattacharya, Director, IBM Research Africa talks about: the setting up of IBM's research facility in Nairobi; what technology they are using to track traffic data; what the data allows you to do in terms of helping plan existing journeys and explore future scenarios; the impact of end of month salary payments on traffic; and the other African problem areas that the research centre will tackle. ... read more
October 16, 2013

Robert Hewison on Ruskin and architecture and how he developed his critique of capitalism

Cultural historian Robert Hewison on: how Ruskin developed his ideas about architecture and rise of Gothic architecture; the Seven Lamps of Architecture; his book Venice: Paradise of cities; how he developed a critique of capitalism in writing the book; his work as Turner's executor and whether he destroyed Turner's erotic drawings; and his setting up of the Guild of St George, which influenced the work of the National Trust and ecological movements. ... read more
November 25, 2012
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