The City in Cinema:

how popular culture can influence research agendas

The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 is the second instalment of a new forum dedicated to frontier research in information and communication technologies.

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The City in Cinema: How Popular Culture can Influence Research Agendas

Where can researchers find inspiration for the transformative applications, concepts and infrastructures that they believe will characterise the next decade? One approach to predicting the future is to reflect on the visions of the future that have been proposed in the past, and question how these visions are actively shaping our present. This session looks at the way in which cinema’s portrayal of the future city has been a source of inspiration for scientists, technologists and commentators.

Proposed Speakers

– Michael Smyth, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
– Ingi Helgason, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
– Ivica Mitrović, Arts Academy, University of Split, Croatia
– Gianluca Zaffiro, Telecom Italia, Torino, Italy

Session organiser: Ingi Helgason

Primary affiliation: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Position: Researcher

Date: Thursday 05 May, 16:00