The program is still subject to change; more will be added, and times are preliminary.
Find the details on our 2023 conference program below.
- Thursday 14 December Pre-event 17:30-21:30 at VONK Rotterdam
- Friday 15 December 9:30-19:00 at Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
Pre-event 14 December
Gathering for speakers and hosts, and a limited number of tickets for our participants. Join this community event with a fun short workshop, dinner and drinks, organised in collaboration with VONK innovation center of City of Rotterdam (Timmerhuis).
|17:30||Walk-in, drinks, welcome words||VONK offices|
|18:45||Start dinner||VONK offices|
|21:30||Wrapping up||VONK offices|
Conference 15 December
The conference is held at Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam.
|9:30||Welcome by ThingsCon team|
|9:45||Opening keynote Maria Luce Lupetti|
|10:15||Introductions of workshops and exhibition pitches:|
– Conspiracy Capitaliser
– Eco-Urban Futures
|11:00||Workshops and sessions – Powered by CLICKNL|
🧰 Repairing unintended/unwanted consequences of existing Smart City Technologies
🧠 Generative Genie: Referencing in the Neural Network Playground
🥙 Labeling for the food commons
🔮 Social Justice Futures in AI
🏠 From simple sensors to (un-)intended implications
|13:00||Lunch and visit to the exhibition|
|14:00||Introduction afternoon sessions|
|14:15||Workshops and sessions – Powered by CLICKNL|
🏠 From (un-)intended implications for privacy to implications for design and use
🏙️ Social Smart Cities
🚗 Responsible Urban Sensing
🤍 designing (un)intended consequences for inclusivity
🔗 Illuminating relations, finding connections: Diagramming smart (safety) objects in cities
⛱️ Join us for a Coastal Futuring adventure!
|16:15||Break and visit to the exhibition|
|16:45||Plenary short case presentations|
– Algae Cloud
– DRG4FOOD Toolbox
– RIOT publication
– AI-generated gender-ambiguous child toys
– Next Level Engineering student projects
– Datadonation Dataslip
– Touching interface
– The Camera Car Fair / The Fair Camera Car
|17:30||Closing keynote Bas van de Poel|
The exhibition will offer – as always – a rich mix of student projects, cases from practice, installations, and more!
Registration is open! Early bird until 21 November
Max 30 tickets available; before 7 December.