The Digital City Project
The Digital City Project is about developing ways of using digital technology and digital practice to improve the urban experience.
In terms of national policy, digital has moved from being primarily about media platforms and entertainment to occupying a key place in strategies for delivering economic and social value. This Project runs various workshops, events and conferences and helps develop and deliver research projects which investigate and pilot new responses to the challenges of the modern, interconnected city.
Currently the Digital city Project is focussing on Citizenship, Participation and Democracy. How can we use digital technologies and practices to support the creation of an informed democracy, cultural understanding and inclusive communities? Can we (should we?) create a city which mirrors those features of the internet that are participatory, open, distributed, capable of rapid evolution and operated and improved by all? Or will it develop, also like the internet, to be cluttered, accessible only to those with resources, insecure and providing others with information about us whether we like it or not?
Connectedness is an initiative within the Digital City Project managed by Wired Sussex and the University of Sussex which links various academics working in the University’s Participation and Democratisation research theme with digital expertise locally.
To find out what is happening with Connectedness specifically and The Digital City Project generally, please email Phil at Wired Sussex.