NetGain paper on society, philanthropy and the Internet of Things

This is an except from a paper I wrote with Mozilla’s Mark Surman about the Internet of Things, as part of the Netgain partnership with the foundations Ford, Knight, MacArthur, and Open Society. The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an emerging global network connecting everything…

Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio: the first half year

Earlier this year, Mozilla launched a program exploring the Internet of Things. This is an update of what we’ve made since then. We’ll soon publish more about what we learned and how we’d like to take this program forward. Why is Mozilla interested in IoT?…

Casa Jasmina: How to be a guest in an open source connected home

“It’s a home first and connected second.” — @bruces “We’re looking for lean-forward living.” — @jasminatwitter About a year ago, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling had a brilliant idea. All around, there was talk of a bright and shiny future: smart cities filled with quantified…

ThingsCon Takeaways

This May Berlin hosted the second ThingsCon, a event about the internet of things and this year, refreshingly, about the ethics thereof. Jon Rogers and I ran a workshop called “Design Frictions”, where we made networks with lots of household objects and then negotiated contracts…