Rob van Kranenburg


Identity in the digital age. Designing Resonance

On October 26th at 6:30pm Fabrica will host a lecture by Rob van Kranenburg, the founder of the Internet of Things Council.

Goods, persons, houses, situations[1] and industrial processes all radiate data and create “digital twins”, virtual representations of real services and products. These twins exist as sets of properties in an analytic layer that is in many hands at the moment but not really under the control of stakeholders. Whoever or whatever gains agency in and on that layer (which defines governance of the everyday) must grasp the practice and theory of assigning, withdrawing, validating and defining the very nature of entitlements; who/what/when/where exists, how and why? The situation is hybrid in the sense that the digital twins actually begin to actuate back in the ‘analogue’ objects. This is the moment of ontological change. It demands a new toolset on the notion of identity itself.

[1] The public review of Classification of Everyday Living Version 1.0 CSPRD03, announced here, closed on 23 May 2018. No comments were received.

Rob van Kranenburg (1964) is the Founder of Internet of Things Council. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet.
He wrote The Internet of Things, a critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of Bricolabs. Together with Christian Nold he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World.
Rob is co-editor of Enabling Things to Talk (IoT-A, Springer Open) and is in the SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board. He chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things. He is a member of The IoT Asia 2017 International Advisory Panel (IAP). Involved in building the ecosystem for the Next Generation Internet. Rob is an Intelligentsia Influencer.

Identity in the digital age
26 October 2018, 6:30pm
Fabrica Auditorium
Lecture in English
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