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….

Towards An Ethical Guide to Making the Internet of Things

The Unbox Caravan offered a space for us to reflect on the ethics of what we make. Many of us were interested in the Internet of Things as an emerging field where questions about privacy, security, openness and more will be teased out. For this…

Dumb Inside

Open the book to turn on the light. 
Bring temporary connectivity to everyday objects using simple circuits. Apply to other objects as desired. This project was borne from the question: can we bring simple internet connectivity to the “dumb” things we already have? And if…

Slow Convenings

In the tech world, the “hackathon” is king. It’s an event format where you invite a group of people together and make things for a brief period of time. The events typically run for a weekend, and there can be a lot of pressure on…