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A Moral Algorithm: co-design session

Thursday, December 6, 10:45-12:45h

In this workshop, you will try out a flow and accompanying low-fidelity tools to support ethical decision-making for the creators of new connected devices.
You’ll join a fictional company and be faced with a challenge, which will reveal conflicts of values and choices. You’ll use our paper-prototype to find a way through the messiness of trying to make ethical products. Then, you’ll share your experiences with the tools and help build upon them.
This will be an informal “co-design” session where we will mix up different disciplines and knowledge(s) to build something better together.

Your inputs and expertise will be invaluable for our VIRTEU project as we head towards higher fidelity prototypes – and finally towards a set of tools that seek to bring ethical thinking + self-assessment into the design of connected products.
Here’s a fun prototype we recently created for the Ars Electronica festival if you want a feel for the project.
So come learn about one aspect of our approach and share your wisdom.
In this session we’re bringing together a few different backgrounds and perspectives that would be meaningful for our project at this moment.


Annelie Berner & Monika Seyfried

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

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Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

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Tickets & info

12 / 13 December, Rotterdam | Get your tickets now!

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)


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Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

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