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'The Internet of Things: From Information Management to Meaning Management'

Event details of Primavera research seminar: Rob Kranenburg
Date 16 October 2009
Time 10:00 -12:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building E

The Internet of Things: From Information Management to Meaning Management

The Internet of Things: imagine a world where everything can be both analogue and digitally approached - reformulates our relationship with objects, things- as well as the objects themselves. Any object that carries an RFID tag relates not only to you, but also through being read by a RFID reader nearby, to other objects, relations or values in a database. In this world, you are no longer alone, anywhere. It holds dangers, but it also holds promises. And maybe it can be the positive solution, the logical step in the history of outsourcing memory to objects, devices and the environment, for the challenges we all face today of an ever growing individualization that might tempt citizens into breaking with existing solidarities ( among race, gender, ethnicity, age) that are currently harnessed through the nation state. What if through The Internet of Things we can create a layer of data, open to all, through which individuals can decide for themselves what they are willing to pay for, to get direct feedback from their voluntary donations, to coordinate community spending that has a direct bearing to their needs, to negotiate with other people in other parts of the world how to use their money? For further information, see:

Roeterseilandcampus - building E

Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam