MODE: Mobility futures in a Digital Economy
We would like to invite you to attend an ‘imagination lab’ on ‘Mobility futures in a Digital Economy’. The lab is part of the EPSRC Digital Economy funded pilot study MODE (Mobilitiy futures in a digital economy), funded by the EPSRC Innovative Media for a Digital Economy cluster. The aim of the workshop is to generate scenarios for future urban mobility systems and to investigate possible opportunities for further research.
Current debates, and especially Dennis and Urry’s thesis in ‘After the car’ (Polity, forthcoming), suggest that the current automobility system of privately-owned, fossil-fueled vehicles is outdated. Dennis and Urry observe the development of a digital nexus system. We will discuss and generate scenarios around emerging visions for the digital nexus system, exploring a diverse range of issues in terms of what citizens/stakeholders/organisations experience and value. These could include: efficiency, sustainability, cost, safety, comfort and privacy.
The workshop will take place on
Tuesday 17th March 2009, 10:30 – 17:30
Institute for Advanced Studies, IAS, Meeting Room MR3
The workshop is run by the Centre for Mobilities Research, the mobilities.lab and ImaginationLancaster.
and part of the IMDE EPSRC Digital Economy cluster
The scenario generation process will be
There is only space for 25 participants. We would highly value IMDE cluster participants’ expertise and would be delighted if you could attend. Please could you let us know by 23 February, by sending an email to
with best wishes
the MODE research team
Monika Buscher, Daniela Sangiorgi, Julien McHardy, Gareth Matthews, Martin Pedersen, James Tomasson