Dublin’s digital future on show at Mansion House event (video)

24 May 2013

The Voices of Dublin installation created by Intel Labs had a row of digital storytellers whose faces came into focus and voices were amplified when you stood in front of them

During the Open Innovation 2.0 conference this week, a two-day public event was hosted in Dublin’s Mansion House to showcase the exciting and innovative new technologies that could be implemented to enhance our daily lives in the future.

The ‘Your Future City’ showcase had devices and technology for the home, workplace and classroom, as well as large-scale projects for cities and the environment as a whole.

David Boundy from Intel Labs Europe, who was instrumental in arranging the showcase, believes that a city has to be about its users, which are its citizens. He explained that the products and systems on show at the event were not solutions, per se, but rather the technology that can enable us to achieve a more harmonious and sustainable society.

The exhibition was open to the public from 20 to 21 May, with several thousand visitors of all ages passing through, and the feedback from the general public on interacting with these new technologies will inform its future usage.

‘Your Future City’ was held in conjunction with the Open Innovation 2.0 conference and also housed a special Lego showcase called ‘Build the Change’. This interactive exhibit had already travelled to 10 European cities before it reached Dublin, asking the next generation to build their vision of the future. Photos of these imaginative creations are available on our Facebook page.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.