About the article
Martijn de Waal
Martijn de Waal is a senior researcher at the research group of Play & Civic Media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His most recent book is De Platformsamenleving. Strijd om publieke waarden in een online wereld. (The Platform Society. The Struggle for public values in an online world) which he co-authored with José van Dijck and Thomas Poell. In 2014 he wrote The City as Interface. How Digital Media Are Changing the City (Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers), a book on the relation between digital media and the urban public sphere. With Michiel de Lange, in 2007 he founded TheMobileCity.nl, an international think tank and research network on New Media and Urban Culture. Over the last few years we have organized a variety of conferences and workshops, in amongst other Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Shenzhen. In 2009 he was a visiting scholar at MIT Center for Civic Media. In 2016 he was the lead organizer of the Design & The City Conference held in Amsterdam (see www.designandthecity.eu).
Play and Civic Media, Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Homepage: www.martijndewaal.nl
Marloes Dignum studied Innovation Sciences in Eindhoven University of Technology and holds a PhD from the same university. Her PhD research centered on the shaping capabilities of large technological visions in societal and institutional change processes, focusing on hydrogen as a potential alternative to fossil fuel. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology in the fields of transition studies and responsible innovation. Her postdoctoral work focused on the energy domain and included analysis on the public acceptance of new energy technologies, institutional and procedural development of new energy systems, public values and participatory decision making, collaboration and scaling energy sustainability. Since March 2017, she works as a researcher on urban innovation at The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). In this position her research focuses on urban innovation and experimentation in relation to transitions.
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Postbus 30314, 2500 GH The Hague, Netherlands
Published Online: 2017-11-27
Published in Print: 2017-12-20