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Data Bank-Enhanced Neighborhood Concepts

Dermot Horgan Address Anxieties About Data and Privacy

— November 3, 2018 — Art & Design
The accessibility and storage of personal data is a hot topic in the 21st century and as the digital age renders information a commodity, TU Delft graduate Dermot Horgan proposes an interesting neighborhood concept for Amsterdam. As part of the final project for his masters, the creative builds the notion of a full-fledged Data Municipality.

As anxieties about personal information begin to rise in the digital age, Horgan attempts to return the power to the individual through fostering an aura of transparency through architecture. The designer foresees the Data Banks as central to his neighborhood concept. The idea is to view information as "an open-source resource" in the sense that "non-personal data must no longer be for the few, but for the many."

Hogan's neighborhood concept essentially puts forth the question of how data is stored.
Trend Themes
1. Data Accessibility - Exploring innovative ways to make non-personal data more accessible for the public in a transparent manner through data bank concepts.
2. Privacy Concerns - Addressing anxieties about personal information by creating neighborhood concepts that prioritize transparency and empower individuals to control their own data.
3. Open-source Architecture - Integrating open-source principles into architectural designs to promote the idea of information as a shared resource.
Industry Implications
1. Smart Cities - Implementing data bank-enhanced neighborhood concepts in urban planning to create more transparent and citizen-centered smart cities.
2. Data Storage and Security - Developing innovative data storage and security solutions to ensure the protection of personal information in data bank systems.
3. Architecture and Design - Exploring new architectural approaches that prioritize data transparency and privacy in neighborhood concepts.
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