We will host a session at the NGI Policy Summit that is held online 28 September, titled: Learning from ‘critical making’ – Good Things for the Next Generation Internet Join us to discuss the benefits of critical making in the process of policy making. The team of ThingsCon will share experiences from 7 years of […]
ThingsCon is organising a ‘distributed makers jam’ on Friday 5th of June on the theme of physical connection in time of virtual gathering. We invite designers, makers, tinkerers of our community and beyond to join us for a this day of making, sharing and fun.
9 April is IoT Day, an initiative started by Rob van Kranenburg years ago. Longtime ThingsCon partner Creating010, a research center part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences had planned to organize another edition of IoT Rotterdam and we planned to organize a masterclass on Responsible Design for IoT. The conference was canceled for the obvious reasons and […]
We will be organising a ThingsCon Salon, partnering with Lorna Goulden of EHVIOTmeetup on 27 August. We will plan for a 2-hour online workshop in Miro to discuss trust in designing IoT under the title: “Don’t be Evil #Workshop; Building Trustable and Responsible Technology Business”. As the term “Surveillance Capitalism” established itself in 2019, we ask ourselves what will it […]
On 19 November 2019, ThingsCon Salon Colorado is going into round 2: Energy, Environment and the Internet of Things Details: Time: November 19, 2019 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: CSU Energy Institute – Powerhouse Campus – Room 104 Event host: Donald Dulchinos & the CSU Energy Institute, Powerhouse Campus Speakers: Brad Davids (Google Nest): […]
This was a special one. We’re just coming back from hosting the very first ThingsCon Unconf in Berlin – and just like it’s tag line, it truly was a System Reboot – on many levels. Pretty much exactly five years after the very first ThingsCon took place in Berlin in 2014, we gathered a small […]
Our ThingsCon Salon Berlin for May is a wrap. Below, you’ll find the presentations by Ester Fritsch, Dr. Isabel Ordoñez and Chris Adams. The topics covered range from IoT design ethics to sustainability, circular economy, and green energy for digital services. Enjoy! A big thank you to our speakers as well as Mozilla Berlin for […]
Join us for a ThingsCon Salon in Berlin on May 6th to explore two of the more tricky aspects of IoT: The ethics of how to make better products, and the lifecycle of these electronic products. Together with three experts in their fields we’ll tackle two of the more tricky aspects of IoT: The ethics […]
What happens when the digital service that powers your favourite smart product stops working? You are often left with a beautiful but lifeless pobject. But in special cases communities form that bring your smart darling back to life. In this Thingscon Salon on May 16th we want to learn from these IoT voodoo-masters.
You might have followed the journey of ThingsCon over the past five years: from a two-day conference on hardware entrepreneurship in 2014, to a series of community-driven events all over the globe, from a small group of friends in Berlin to a broad and global community of peers that work toward ethical and connected technologies. […]