A Chat With Martijn De Waal (The Mobile City)

Next week, on Thursday 4 October, we’re bringing Europe’s finest city, design and culture bloggers to Amsterdam for Blogging the City, a one-day festival where the ‘blogosphere’ discusses the urban future. Ahead of the event, we’ll introduce you to some of our speakers through a series of short interviews. First one is Martijn de Waal, Amsterdam-based journalist and researcher and one of the founders of The Mobile City, a blog run by an independent research group that investigates the influence of digital media technologies on urban life, and the implications for urban design.

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De Wereld Van Witte De With — 5 Questions To Axel Timm (Raumlabor)

Axel Timm is one of the founders of the Berlin-based office Raumlabor. Raumlabor is currently working in Rotterdam to prepare their latest project for the ‘Wereld van Witte de With’ festival, which will take place between 14 and 16 September. The festival’s theme for this year is ‘The Street – Live!’, focusing on new ways to use and experience public spaces. We asked Timm five questions about Raumlabor, his views on enhancing public space, and ‘Limousine Service’, the office’s current intervention on the streets of Rotterdam.

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Roamler’s Co-Founder Wiggert De Haan On Location-Based Crowd-Sourcing

Some time ago Daniel wrote an article on Roamler, a new app from Amsterdam that provides a totally new way of exploring the city. Roamler enables its users to earn real money by completing location-based assignments. Companies can outsource tasks that usually relate to marketing and promotion, ranging from checking a product’s placement within a store to the individual publicizing the product in different ways. We asked five questions to Roamler’s co-founder Wiggert de Haan.

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  • Bas Van Tol (Müller Van Tol) On Temporary Design

    Bas van Tol is partner and designer at Müller van Tol, an Amsterdam-based design agency devoted to (temporary) interior design. Founded in the end of the eighties, the office has spezialized in wonderful, raw and minimal temporary interior projects for exhibitions, restaurants, bars, clubs and offices, such as the legendary restaurant and nightclub

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