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Holly Robbins

Holly works at the intersection of social sciences, humanities, and design. She engages with research topics that are rooted in philosophy of technology, but approaches these with a combination of research through design and design anthropology.

Holly is postdoc researcher concerned with problematizing the promotion of ethical design practices surrounding how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are implemented within industry. This work spans between fieldwork among Dutch industry partners who work with these technologies, and an academic grounding in value-sensitive design, ethics, and philosophy of technology. Supervised by prof. Jeroen van den Hoven.

Holly’s work specializes in shaping the role that connected and data-intensive technologies (IoT) have in our lives, and how to frame them as ethical, transparent, and responsible technologies. She collaborates closely with students, professional designers, and companies to explore and to put abstract conceptual concepts into practice. She, along with a collection of professional designers founded the Just Things Foundation, to promote ethically responsible design of technologies.

Holly will be part of Trustmark – the Resonsible Tech Session

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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