CONFERENCE: Home Sense or ‘Dwelling and the Internet of Things’, December 9, Rotterdam

HOME SENSE or ‘Dwelling and the Internet of Things’

What are the consequences and questions for our home-environment in relation to the Internet of Things? 

This one day conference will bring together a variety of researchers throughout the diverse disciplines. We will present and discuss the current status of the Internet of Things for the effort to articulate elements that will contribute to the actual, ongoing development of home versus technology.

On December 9, 2009, the first Council-conference was held in Brussels. A wide variety of researchers, artists, IT-professionals, architects etc. gathered to discuss questions and answers concerning the Internet of Things. Part of this debate was focused on sub-themes, one of those was ‘Home-Sense’: what are the consequences, implications, questions for our home-environment in relation to the IoT?  On April 9th, the world-wide IoT-day, this discussion was continued in Rotterdam on a smaller scale: now, 2 years later, it is time to gather the developments and focus once again on the issues involved. This conference intends to do that by bringing together a variety of professionals and researchers throughout the various disciplines, present/discuss the current status and try to articulate elements that will contribute to the actual, still developing issues of home vs. technology.
The morning session will handle the background, architecture, technology; after lunch the emphasis will be on experience, privacy, spheres.

Location: V2, the Institute for the Unstable Media 

Date: December 9 2011 

Time: 09.00 – 18.00 hrs.
Eendrachtstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam


students 15 euro

professionals 35 euro

(for those who registred at 65 eruro, 30 euros will be refunded/not charged)


Moderator                : Rob van Kranenburg (Council)

Architecture, infrastructure, technology.

•    Rob van Kranenburg     (Council)         : ‘IoT, a reactive and proactive  approach’.
•    John Post        (IBM)                           : ‘Blurring dimensions’
•    Ben van Lier         (Centric)                 : ‘Connections, information and reality’.
•    Frans Vogelaar         (HybridspaceLab) : ‘Hybridnet’

Environment, privacy, experience.

•    Tomasz Jaskiewicz     (ONL/TUD)    : ‘Architectural ecosystems of people & things’
•    Tijmen Wisman         (VU)              : ‘The right to silence in the home’
•    Eric Simon Thomas    (Icrest)         : ‘Media connected’
•    Jon Stam        (WdKA)                   : a presentation of selected studies from students

Final program and time-schedule on the website of V2.
Selected students from Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts, Crosslab, will react on theme and subject.



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