“Tada has brought together two different worlds within the municipality,” says Mark Crooymans. The Director of Urban Services and Information for Amsterdam accepted the first copy of the Tada report during the We Make The City festival. The report describes six months of close collaboration between Bureau Tada and the municipality of Amsterdam, working towards
Photo: Robert v.d. Molen Suppose you want to know how many cars travel across a certain road. You could build a system that registers all license plates driving by. But you could opt for a system that will simply place a tally mark for every car that passes by. Both systems serve the same function:
“Tada is a movement,” says Douwe Schmidt during the opening of the Tada in practice meeting. “It is the interaction of a large number of organizations and individuals that are focusing on the question: ‘What kind of digital society do we want?’ It is no longer a matter of determining whether or not we will
Image courtesy of MX3D and Adriaan de Groot In 2015, a company called MX3D started working on an ambitious project: printing a bridge. The bridge was recently presented in its final form at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Right there on the bridge, we bumped into Kars Alfrink. He kept looking back and forth
Mona de Boer is a systems auditor at PwC. She opens and dissects systems and makes them understandable and reliable for their users. “As a child, I wanted to be a brain surgeon. By peeking inside people’s skulls, I thought I would be able to understand people. Now I’m looking inside the engines of complex
Team Flavourians is the winner of the 2018 Tech-for-Good Hackathon. Their TrackBack concept won the €10,000 SIDN Fund Pioneers Award. TrackBack aims to provide a tool that can map out entire supply chains. The tool playfully visualizes the various stages in a supply chain in which value is added, eventually leading to the final product.
How can we put the principles of the manifesto into practice? In the second episode in a series, Frits Bussemaker, chairman of the Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy, explains how his organization defines the principle of ‘open and transparent’. In many cases, it is unclear what types of data organizations collect and what they