Earlier this year I started a new project that bridges my excitement for utopia and my interest in politics: Fed up with a lot of contras (contra populist, contra migrants, contra Trump, contra EU…) we took a step back and asked „What Europe do we want to live in?“
While ThingsCon – our endeavor to foster the creation of a human-centered and responsible Internet of Things – is growing steadily in 2017, I am personally excited to come back from the first ThingsCon Salon in Cologne! What a start!
The new year just kicked in, and I’m very looking forward to what it holds. It brings with it quite some news on the professional side of things for me, so I figured this might be a good occasion to briefly update what I’m currently working on, what projects are […]
Last week we had the chance to be part of the Innovative Citizen Festival in Dortmund: Hosted by Fraunhofer Institut, Folkwang Universität Essen, the Dortmunder U and various local partners, Innovative Citizen is an open festival that tackles civic and public innovation processes, citizen science, and urban interventions. I […]
A quick recap of the past months and some new projects and ideas, including: a new newsletter collab, re:publica 2016, ThingsCon – and an all new conference called .process.
I had the great opportunity to spend about 2 weeks in Lahore, Pakistan, a 10+m people city in the Punjab district, not too far from the Indian border, where I joined about 40 people from all over the world to take part in a design workshop called IDDS: International Development […]
It’s been a bit quiet over here over the past weeks. After the dust around ThingsCon and GIG settled, quite a few personal and professional changes ensued (and kinda got me sucked up). Besides some product and advisory jobs, I spent my time working on some of the following: Together […]
[S]ome of the most interesting discussions centered on the need for sober, critical thinking about the Internet of Things. One product of ThingsCon is the “IoT Manifesto.” Written by designers for other designers, it addresses high-level concerns about the IoT in the form of 10 pledges. Designers are encouraged to […]
Over the past years I’ve been thinking a lot about one single question (although in many shapes): How can we work together more efficiently when it comes to distant collaboration? Asking the question now, I believe that the answer cannot be a technical one alone. Maybe not at all. Looking […]
It happened. After months of planning and scheduling it finally all came together for ThingsCon15 this weekend. It was the second installment of a community-driven conference on the IoT & future of hardware. And it was amazing: More than 40 speakers and so many partners, participants, friends, and just really […]