STARTS IoT Co-Creation Hackathons
Towards the creation of exemplary case studies, the LSPs IoF2020, ACTIVAGE and SYNCHRONICITY will be approached in order to realise artistic lead co-creation hackathons as a support to some of the use cases of those pilots. The aim of these hackathons is to artistically enhance the context of those use cases and stimulate creativity of all participants.
The concrete target is to better understand the role of artists in pushing for innovative approaches either in the technology in question or its applications. Impact on up-take, adoption and acceptance will also be observed, as well the potential of new businesses built on top of the technologies made available by the LSPs in study.
At the moment, the use cases that are being considered for action are part of IoF2020:
- Added-value weeding data
This use-case collects location-specific camera data to provide insights on the number of vegetables growing on the field, the plants’ growth status and best harvesting moment, weed prevalence, nutrient shortages and drought stress. From an artistic point of view, it is interesting to understand how agriculture is becoming less anthropocenic.
- City farming for leafy vegetables
IoT technology in city farming enables the production of high-quality vegetables in a predictable and reliable manner, unaffected by plant diseases, free from pesticides and independent of seasonal influences. From an artistic point of view, it is interesting to imagine better lives that could allow free-time to have contact with the vegetables we eat.
- Poultry Chain Management
The focus of this use-case lies mainly on the growth of poultry with respect to animal welfare. This starts with an adequate environment in which the birds feel comfortable, as well as good-quality feed and water. This are extremely important aspects from an artistic point of view. Some years ago, the artistic community started to be concerned with this type of challenges, especially after the Baracka film.
An example of possible impact of this actions in the IoF2020 would be to see in its open calls a focus on more human-centred technology based on the technologies made available by the project. That is one of the underlying principles of the choices use cases to work with.