'Science of the City #3' - Video Contest

Opens the third edition of  ’Science of the City‘!!


Look at your city with different eyes. Look at it with a scientific or a technological approach.  What do you see? Well-known concepts, new challenges, discoveries and discoverers or experiments in action. Science of the City wants to collect multiple scientific and technological looks of a city made by its citizens.

La Mandarina de Newton, within its area of research and work Co-Creating Cultures, and after the success of the first and second edition, launches the third edition of Science of the City.

Science of the City takes places in Barcelona, Madrid, Silicon Valley, Paris, Zagreb, Amsterdam and other cities. Cities are excellent educational resources. How can we use them? How can we relate scientific concepts to our cities? Can we build a bridge from citizens to researchers though showing citizens concerns? Can citizens point to new challenges? Do cities show the history of science? Science of the City wants to find some answers to these questions.

If you want to participate in the process, start by entering the video contest and send a two-minute video that relates cities and science in your own way. For example, “How is traffic handled in a city?.”  If you look carefully around you, you will be surprised by the number of scientific phenomena that can be observed without even leaving your city. If, however, you still have doubts about how they could be shown on your clips, you can go to La Mandarina de Newton’s YouTube channel and find some sample clips.

The best videos submitted to the contest will be selected by a jury and by popular vote. There are two 500€ prizes for the most creative video and the most voted by the public. On top of that, some videos will be aired on TV.

From now and until April 24th you will be able to send us as many videos as you want and we will upload them at our platform. Chose an idea, make a 2 minutes video, upload it at your Youtube account and send us (cocreatingcultures (@) gmail.com) a short description and the link.

During this time you can also watch the videos of other participants, comment on them, ask other people in the platform for advice on your own videos and, finally, vote on the proposals.

More info at www.scienceofthecity.net

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HackingBullipedia: opening up the egg of global creativity

Telefónica I + D and Bullifoundation have chosen us to support a new adventure of Ferran Adrià’s creative machine. We have been commissioned to carry on the design, production and management of the HackingBullipedia Global Challenge, an international competition that invites the world’s best universities and the most creative minds to help build Bullipedia.

Bullipedia is a repository of gastronomic wisdom that not only will collect information about recipes, food culture, preparation methods, traditional culinary techniques and the Bulli own ones. It also will contain aspects of creativity, the trademark of Ferran Adrià and his team of permanent innovators.

This video gives a first hint of what Bullipedia could be.


Here Ferran Adrià in Wired UK presents how they arrived to the Bullipedia idea.


The project is colossal and requires integrating disparate knowledge in different languages and from different perspectives to serve the knowledge needs and creative demands of multiple stakeholders. Internet has a lot of useful information for Bullipedia. But does all the necessary technology to collect, index it, organize it, translate it, view it, distribute it exist?

This is the main challenge Telefónica I + D and Ferran Adrià believe  that can be solved by inviting the most creative minds and most talented students from the most prestigious universities in the world. And we have been asked to rochestate this process.  It looks like a contest to use but it is not only a contest. We drew from our experience in this type of .

From the outset, we have been able to help translate the questions that boil in the construction of Bullipedia into a number of usage scenarios like this one:

From visual information about a product or combination of products, how can we identify information about its taste?

So we created with Telefónica I + D HackingBullipedia as a process open to students and academics who want to respond to the major challenges of building the Bullipedia. You have all the information in the website.

We are contacting with teachers and students from the best universities in the world in technology and design which is a great pleasure. And a big responsibility too.


The global creativity storm has just begun!.


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