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Noise Pollution Made Visible With NoiseGate iOS App

Something to try: NoiseGate is the only iOS application that focuses exclusively on the dangerous impact of noise pollution on health and mental wellbeing. The app was developed by a group of master class students during one of the many challenges at the Apple Developer Academy in Napoli, Italy, and is available for free on the Apple iTunes App Store as the first app published in the 2017/2018 academy alumni.  Why Noise Pollution? To date, noise pollution is one of […]

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Archiving my last tumblr blog – Urban Storytelling

Back in 2015,  Jessica Broscheit, Hannes Sieg and myself created a tumblr blog to collect thoughts on urban storytelling, data driven narratives and visualisation of urban data, digital and tangible designs as well as art installations in urban spaces. All this related to research into data driven storytelling, open government data, knowledge discovery in databases (KDD), rapid prototyping and design thinking. Some of the work led to projects such as How Will We Breath Tomorrow, a workshop led by Jessica […]

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Hamburg’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and the Next Media Initiative

Based on research into entrepreneurship policy done at UNSW in 2016, I completed my graduate studies at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in December 2016 with a master thesis on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hamburg, Germany, and the entrepreneurship policy approach by the regional government. The thesis is called “Hamburg’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem And The Next Media Initiative – Public Policy Towards Entrepreneurship” and focuses on Hamburg’s regional innovation strategy 2020 and the dedicated media/IT industry cluster initiative nextMedia.Hamburg. The abstract of the […]

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Wynwood Walls in Miami

While in Miami during December 2015, I visited the city’s business improvement district Wynwood. It is an old industrial and warehouse district that was transformed over the past years into a colorful and vibrant neighborhood just north of downtown Miami. The walls in the area have been designed with huge graffiti paintings by artists from all over the world, making it a truly unique place to visit with lots of hipster bars and coffee shops, serving cold drip and the like. […]

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Urban Studies Books by Richard Florida

I just started reading two books by Richard Florida, an urban studies theorist focusing on social and economic changes within urban areas. His proclamation of an elite creative class in his 2002 title “The Rise of the Creative Class” might be a controversial one, but Richard Florida is willing to discuss many of the issues people are having with his theory. For anyone interested, there also is a book called “Weird City” discussing Florida’s influence on urban planning. I am currently […]

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City Layouts

2015 | City Layouts | Design by Luis Dilger Topography, architecture and traffic routes give every city a unique structure.These conditions create the typical and individual inner structure of a city.I didn’t only want to show these structures in the conventional way from above, but also including the exact three-dimensionality of topography and buildings – a real world visualisation.The OpenStreetMap data enabled me to visualize the satellite-based information using DEM Earth in Cinema 4D. The results are some extraordinary views […]

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The “Esso Buildings” (Esso Häuser) have been demolished

While walking down the Reeperbahn the other night, I realised that the “Esso Buildings” (Esso Häuser) have been demolished already. If you are interested in how it came to that, I recommend Initiative Esso Häuser for some additional reading. Basically, it was a building complex created in the 1960ies with some clubs (e.g. Molotow) and stores on the Spielbudenplatz as well as cheap apartments for low income tenants. In 2009 it was sold to Bayerischen Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG with plans for a […]

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