Panel / Co-Curricular

Reprogramming the Internet of Things

With Jennifer Gabrys, Denis Rojo aka Jaromil, Soenke Zehle, Dimitris Charitos and Iouliani Theona

Fri, Feb 5, 2016
Conference Room 1
7.30–9.30 pm
Passes Only

This panel critically addresses the prevailing vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a top-down mega-infrastructure of interconnected every-things, in an attempt to articulate viable bottom-up alternatives.

Practices and methodologies for tweaking, disrupting, and appropriating existing infrastructures will be discussed, bringing to the foreground smaller-scale systems and networks of sensing devices, computational artifacts, and humans, to address issues of importance for the everyday life of the user and the local community. The panelists will ask whether such systems and interventions can become sustainable through enhancing citizens’ literacy on the use and appropriation of IoT technologies and sensor networks.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Hybrid City Conference.

transmediale Co-Curricular is carried out in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.