Last Saturday, on WW-IoT-day April 9 we experienced a most inspiring and thoughtful event at V2 with the participation of 5 fine speakers: Rob van Kranenburg about the balance between objects and processes, Linda Kool about Intimate technology and the recent privacy report, Ben van Lier about the 4th.Industrial Revolution, Justin McKeown about the need for human initiative and values, Gerd Kortuem about data-literacy; all building on Jurgen Wege’s notes at the beginning and moderated by Leon van Geest. A debate on the autonomy of objects, the importance of human values, the need for an ethical discussion as well as data-literacy.
On April 9th. 2015, the 4th. IoT, Built Environment& Smart Cityconference, now organized as a MeetUp, was held in Rotterdam, this year back on its original location, i.e. V2, Institute for the Unstable Media. Besides a fine line-up of speakers, among which Nimish Biloria (TUD-Hyperbody, Ben van Lier (Centric), Jan Belon (Buitengewone Zaken) , Floris Schiferli (Superuse), also one political party from Rotterdam (Nils Berndsen/D66) was present; which can only be admired, given the subject. Worthwhile in particular was the lecture (read by me due to her illness) from Cristina Ampatzidou; and especially the closing debate, moderated – like the whole event by Leon van Geest – delivered some interesting discussions and statements.
Next to many technologically focused and/or business-case driven meetings there was this much needed recent conference in York: IoT-Philosophy, from 3rd.-5th. of July 2014. Initiated/organised by Rob van Kranenburg (Sociotal), Justin McKeown (Univ.York St.John) and Joachim Walewski. It provided the framework for a thorough thinking: from the website’s homepage: “do we want to simply leave market forces to shape our reality? Or is there a deeper need, given the significance of this technology, to consider its ramifications within a philosophical context?”.
Last April 9th. 2014 on WW-IoT-day, the 3rd. IoT & Build Environment Conference was held; once again in Rotterdam, this time at ‘the Gouvernestraat’.
This location, with its history of over a hundred years of music, dance, theatre, poetry and meetings provided an excellent venue in the city-centre for both conference and parallel Hackaton, organised by Hogeschool Rotterdam, section Media & Communication. Additional theme for 2014 was Smart Cities; with some fine presentations/lectures which illustrated the sometimes contemporary values of earlier projects and visions.Lees verder →
On April 9, WW-IOT.day the second conference took place in Rotterdam at WORM as part of the IoT-days in cooperation with HRO and organised with HRO’s Peter van Waart. See for full program, presentations/streams and images the website.Lees verder →
Dec. 9th. 2011; a conference organised with Council and hybridLiving at V2 on the subject of Home-Sense. A full day of presentations and lectures on the questions, consequenses and possible answers regarding the relation home – technology; in particular the Internet of Things. Speakers: Rob van Kranenburg (Council), John Post (IBM), Ben van Lier (Centric), Tomasz Jaskiewicz (ONL/TUD) , Tijmen Wisman (VU) , Eric Simon Thomas (Icrest). Students from WdKA Rotterdam, section Crosslab and Interior Architecture participated. (see also the article by Edwin Gardner, published Jan 16th. 2012 on Archined, so far only in Dutch)Lees verder →
an extensive interview with architect/prof. Kas Oosterhuis (TUD, ONL); concerning the theme and publication of his book: ‘Towards a New Kind of Architecture’ (publ. NAI-Publishers). Interview published in brief in BNI’s Intern and in full on this website.