>MADE IN TEHRAN #06
>TEHRAN: Inside Out
>Instructors: Mehran Davari, Zubin Khabzi, Mani Nilchiani
>Sponsors: Iaac, Tehran Platform, Tehran CRAFT, Morphogenesism, Peeyade, Platform 28
What defines a smart city? The fluent transmission of information? The level of awareness of what happens in its multiple layers of life/data? The way such data is being analyzed and makes feedback? An online correlation between goods, services, energies and people?
These are all valid phenomena for a smart city but how such city would interact with its citizens in their day-to-day lives, for their feelings and emotions? How such city would communicate with people’s “Joy” or “Sadness”? How “Anger”, “Fear” or even “Disgust” is going to be observed and reflected back? What if our future smart cities could feel us, and reflect our collective
"Tehran Inside Out" was a step towards this level of smartness and believed that a city could have interactions with its citizens emotionally and measure it and reflect it back to their lives. A city would be a much nicer place to live if it accommodates devices that
could reflect such interactions with its people.
"Tehran Inside Out" focused on such program with two main goals: While at first, the gathering, transforming, analyzing and post processing the desired data needed lots of techniques and technologies, the output devices were also equally important and were going to be digitally designed and fabricated for public spaces. Designing such systems, both digitally and physically, was the agenda behind This workshop.
"Tehran Inside Out" was part of Iaac's global summer school (2017) program. This summer school happened in 11 different locations in the world. Tehran was one of the locations. We were thrilled to be part of this collanboration.