ThingsCon is a complete community effort driven largely by volunteer work. And that’s a feature, not a bug! This community has a seat at the table because lots of us show up when important decisions are made, and when the future of this industry is discussed. The weight of a community in discussions with industry, […]

We have 2 new reports for you, and 4 ThingsCon events coming up in July! With four events in just one month we’re about to hit a new record monthly high. We hope to see you in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, or Darmstadt. Until then, why don’t you dig into our two new reports: The State […]

The ThingsCon Log

June 7, 2017

We’ve been writing a newsletter twice a month for quite a while now. So far, this was the easiest way to get a quick-to-read overview of activity across the global ThingsCon network (that is, in addition to following in real-time on Twitter). But not everybody likes newsletters. Hence, we present The ThingsCon Log: The same […]

A long-overdue write-up of my notes from ThingsCon Shenzhen. Apologies for the informality —Peter   On 27 April 2017, David Li and the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL) hosted the inaugural ThingsCon Shenzhen event. It was our first ThingsCon ever in Shenzhen, and the second in China. (In Shanghai, Simone Rebaudengo of automato already hosts a […]

We just hosted the very the first ThingsCon Salon in Cologne! And we had a blast! Pinning yet another city onto the ThingsCon events map, the first ThingsCon Salon was brimming with new faces – and had everything ThingsCon stands for: critical and speculative designs, deep and challenging discussions about the nature of objects and subjects, […]

We just held the first of our freshly started series of ThingsCon Salons Berlin. You can find all recorded talks in the Youtube playlist ThingsCon Salon Berlin (March 2017) as well as embedded below. Our speakers for the salon were the amazing trip of Jon Rogers (Mozilla Open IoT Studio / University of Dundee), Rachel […]

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 […]

ThingsCon Amsterdam: A responsible Internet of Things from Peter Bihr This week we’re in the Netherlands for ThingsCon Amsterdam, the largest ThingsCon event this year (and one of an ever-growing number, see the event list <3). The local team around Monique, Marcel & Iskander kindly asked me to give the keynote. I was honored and […]