For Mozilla, we explored the potentials and challenges of a trustmark for the Internet of Things (IoT). That research is now publicly available. You can find background information, further links, and an executive summary here. You can download the report in full here: A Trustmark for IoT (PDF) If you’re also working on related topics, […]

Featured on WIRED!

July 23, 2017

Our report on The State of Responsible Internet of Things got featured on Bruce Sterling‘s blog on WIRED. Thanks, Bruce!

Fresh off the presses! We just launched the brand-new ThingsCon report The State of Responsible IoT, a collection of essays by experts from the inter-disciplinary ThingsCon community of IoT practitioners. It explores the challenges, opportunities and questions surrounding the creation of a responsible & human-centric Internet of Things (IoT). For your convenience you can read […]

Please note: This is cross-posted from thewavingcat.com. Executive Summary: We went to Shenzhen to explore opportunities for collaboration between European Internet of Things practitioners and the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem—and how to promote the creation of a responsible Internet of Things. We documented our experience and insights in View Source: Shenzhen. Download View Source: Shenzhen as […]

Founding ThingsCon e.V.

February 19, 2017

We’re happy to announce that we’re setting up ThingsCon e.V.—a Germany-based membership association—to further promote ThingsCon’s mission: To foster the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT. It’s a not-for-profit structure with 7 founding members (as German regulations require) and will be open for new members once the registration process is completed, most likely in […]

ThingsCon goes Shenzhen

February 15, 2017

Our Shenzhen shenanigans are coming together nicely. April will be all about going (back) to Shenzhen and do a deep immersion into the hardware ecosystem that produces most of the world’s connected hardware. Only this time it’ll be much easier for you to join in on the fun as there’ll be a fully organized trip […]

Shenzhen impressions

February 9, 2017

View Source: Things in Shenzhen (beta) from The Incredible Machine on Vimeo. Last November we were part of a small delegation of allied organizations and long-time collaborators—the Dutch Just Things Foundation & The Incredible Machine, as well as Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio—that visited Shenzhen, China, where most of the world’s electronics are made. Above, a […]

We needed a bit of an overview of what happened in 2016 and what’s going to happen next year. We figured it might be helpful to share it publicly, too, even if it’s phrased a little formally. Here goes. ThingsCon’s core mission is to foster the creation of a human-centric and responsible Internet of Things […]

Heads-up! All the recorded presentations from ThingsCon Amsterdam are now available online. Here’s Usman Haque‘s excellent closing keynote: ThingsCon: Usman Haque (Thingful) from ThingsConAMS on Vimeo. All videos are available on Vimeo. You might have already seen this lovely movie of impressions from the two days of Amsterdam goodness: ThingsCon Amsterdam 2016 aftermovie from ThingsConAMS […]

We know there’s a lot of great work happening around the world that promotes human-centric IoT and responsible, empowering technology. But when we were looking for a good overview we couldn’t find one! So we decided to try creating that ourselves, in the most simple format we could think of: A monthly newsletter consisting of […]

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