For the last five years, the Small Society Lab has brought together Dundee academics, creatives and members of the public around various topics affecting the small city of the future. It was born of a feeling that small cities and large towns don’t get the attention they deserve, despite a large chunk of the UK population living in them. This year we did something slightly different: teamed up with a sister event in Mexico City, another UNESCO City of Design, to run an entire weekend linking the two cities.
For the past year or so I’ve been working with Aidan Moseby, Clive Gilman from DCA and my colleague Jon Rogers on a small project for New Media Scotland Alt-w fund. We were one of a number of projects comissioned to complement Ginsberg, a newly-launched app designed to improve health and wellbeing through mood-tracking and self-reflection. A few weeks ago we officially launched Sagacity at Edinburgh Science Festival’s LateLab, alongside Ginsberg itself and a number of other Alt-w projects.