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Understanding the Connected Home, 2nd edition

The second edition of our book Understanding the Connected Home is out. Peter Bihr and I fully revised and updated this edition. It’s both broader and deeper and reflects our thinking around connected homes and smart homes, IoT and ethics, and some other related fields….

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Understanding the Connected Home: The Book!

In May 2015, the science fiction author Bruce Sterling gave a keynote at ThingsCon, a conference about the internet of things and maker culture that Peter co-organizes in Berlin. In his talk, Bruce introduced a new project he had been working on with his partner…

24-Hour Bookclub

[24-Hour Bookclub](24-Hour Bookclub is a reading flashmob organized by Diana Kimball and Max Temkin. Every few months, we pick a book, read it in one day, and talk about it on the internet.) is a reading flashmob organized by Diana Kimball and Max Temkin. Every…

Recent Reading

A nice thing about being on the road is that there’s a lot of time to read. (And to watcha lot of TV series, but that’s another story.) Here are some quick recommendations: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion We are imperfect mortal…

Recent Reading

FWIW, some thoughts from the latest batch of reading: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick Set in a decaying Californian…