Rob van Kranenburg talk and workshop

To be or not to be human in the smart city
Rob van Kranenburg, Head of Public Domain at Waag Society & Founder of the IOT Council

Talk 4.30pm / 11th January, Inspace, University of Edinburgh

Rob van Kranenburg
Rob van Kranenburg wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is an innovation and media theorist involved with negotiability strategies of new technologies and artistic practice, predominantly ubicomp and RFID (radio frequency identification), the relationship between the formal and informal in cultural and economic policy, and the requirements for a sustainable cultural economy. He is co-founder of bricolabs and the founder of Council. Together with Christian Nold he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. Rob van Kranenburg has been teaching at various schools in the Netherlands (UvA, EMMA Interaction Design, Industrial Design) and has worked at several Dutch cultural institutions; de Balie, Doors of Perception and Virtual Platform. Currently he works as the Head of the Public Domain Program at Waag Society. He lives in Ghent, Belgium.

Workshop 2-4pm
Prior to the talk, Rob will be carrying out a small workshop regarding objects and agency with Duncan Shingleton also in Inspace.
Places are limited but please email c.speed@ed.ac.uk for more details and to book.

 

 

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