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Becoming a Smart Society: Restore your digital Privacy!

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on E52. This week: Restore your digital Privacy! Read all the articles here.   Last night, February 23, Maurits Martijn was the chief guest at the Data Studio meetup at Library Eindhoven: A city as smart as its inhabitants. Martijn is an investigative reporter at The Correspondent and author of...

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Becoming a Smart Society: The ethics of the Internet of Things

Eindhoven wants to become a smart society. But how does that work? What’s going on in a society like that? Are there any good examples to learn from? DataStudio Eindhoven explores the transition a city has to go through to actually become such a smart society. Each week, we present a new contribution on e52. This week: ethical questions surrounding the Internet of Things. Read all the articles here. The Internet of Things is spreading like wildfire. At the end of last year, its size was estimated at 17.6 billion ‘connected devices’. All those smart devices and services are in constant touch with their...

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How do you detect loneliness in a neighbourhood? And do you really want to?

“Hello, my name is Fons. I’m just a citizen.” The Loneliness table is becoming quite a full one. Two civil servants, a managing director, a young researcher from Groningen and a reporter. And Fons, together with his wife. Probably also just a citizen, but that is just a guess. This motley crew is one of eight groups during the design session DATA deserts. An assembly organised by DATAstudio (a collaboration between Het Nieuwe Instituut and the municipality of Eindhoven) in the Design House. The purpose of this session is to visualize subjects that are difficult to measure in society....

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To count, or not to count? That is the question

“Watching is counting”, says Arne Hendriks in the auditorium of Natlab on Monday night. The curator is first speaker during ‘The Big Data/Dada Dialogues’. A seminar about big data, organised by Age of Wonderland. Hendriks looks into the full cinema hall with a penetrating gaze. “Anyone who is not counted, does not exist. But who determines what is counted by whom? And for whom is it counted?” These kind of philosophical questions are the point of focus during the seminar. Several speakers share their views on big data. No practical applications and Hosanna stories about the endless possibilities of...

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[DDW SPECIAL] Data Deserts: hidden subjects in the digital map

Albert Jan Kruiter, member of the Sounding Board of The State of Eindhoven, public entrepreneur and founder of the Instituut voor Publieke Waarden on ‘data deserts’.  Data Deserts at the DDW: Albert Jan Kruiter (co-founder of the Instituut voor Publieke Waarden) acts as moderator of the design session, and Professor Tsjalling Swierstra (Maastricht University) leads the afternoon session with the lecture ‘DATA for Dummies’. The design session is organized by the DATAstudio. In the DATAstudio, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the city of Eindhoven work together around the question of how to become a smart society instead of a smart city....

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Data for Dummies in the retirement home

The lecture ‘Data for Dummies’ given by technology philosopher Tsjalling Swierstra begins fifteen minutes later this Thursday evening. The hall in retirement home Eerdbrand where the lecture on the (im)possibilities of big data would take place, actually still is occupied. The billiards tournament is not over yet. Another, much smaller, parlor offers a solution. The lecture is organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut, which is hired by the municipality to help Eindhoven become a smart society through the ‘Stae of Eindhoven’ program. Program Leader Linda Vlassenrood explains why the venue is at a nursing home: “We could have done this in the Van Abbemuseum, but...

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