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ThingsCon Salon (6. May 2019): Ethics and the Life Cycles of IoT

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Mozilla Berlin office

Schlesische Straße 27

3. OG (entrance via 4. OG). Entrance at the far end of the backyard, on the left.

10997 Berlin

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ThingsCon is a global initiative to explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the IoT and beyond. We create events, resources, and tools for a diverse community of practitioners to promote and implement better practices across IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technology with a human impact.

The Thingscon Salon is a regular event to help create a space for the exploration of a responsible, human-centric IoT, a platform for the presentation of different approaches and projects, and an opportunity for discussion. Let's explore how to build the next generation of the Internet of Things, an IoT that works for everyone.


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Ester Fritsch is a PhD Fellow at the VIRT-EU research project. Based on her PhD research she will explore what ethics mean in relation to IoT development. Ester holds an M.A. in Anthropology from The University of Copenhagen. Her research engages with complex ethical configurations that embrace laws, policy, humans, plants, technologies, data and other influences. She is curious towards how ethics emerges through relational practices unfolding in such hazy intertwinements indicating that ethics might not solely be a human affair, but a more than human matter. For the past five years Ester has explored this through empirical and conceptual inquiries into climate change, energy and agriculture in Denmark and Italy. As a PhD fellow in VIRT-EU she now seeks to understand how ethics is cultivated and circulated in European IoT ecologies and delves into how ethics is enacted among IoT developers as ethical subjects in continuous becoming.

Dr. Isabel Ordonez & Chris Adams will be digging into some juicy issues of the circular economy and look at the life cycle from a material and industrial design point of view. Follow Isabel and Chris on Twitter.

>>> Doors open 6:00 with drinks & time for mingling, program kicks off at 6:30. Should you get lost, ping us on Twitter (@thingscon). We'll wrap up by around 8pm.<<<

(For location details, see Mozilla's office location here.)

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Schlesische Straße 27

3. OG (entrance via 4. OG). Entrance at the far end of the backyard, on the left.

10997 Berlin

Germany

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