The Architectural League of New York has just released their 8th pamphlet in their ongoing Situated Technologies series. This latest pamphlet is written by the artist and designer Christian Nold and by the founder of the Internet of Things council Rob van Kranenburg. It is called The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World and can be downloaded for free in PDF format here or you can help support the project and purchase it on their Lulu page here for $23.50.
This is a well timed book that initiates a public debate about an Internet of Things
in the public interest, and should have a spot in your reading list.
"In Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8, Christian Nold and Rob van Kranenburg articulate the foundations of a future manifesto for an Internet of Things in the public interest. Nold and Kranenburg propose tangible design interventions that challenge an internet dominated by commercial tools and systems, emphasizing that people from all walks of life have to be at the table when we talk about alternate possibilities for ubiquitous computing. Through horizontally scaling grass roots efforts along with establishing social standards for governments and companies to allow cooperation, Nold and Kranenberg argue for transforming the Internet of Things into an Internet of People"
About the Project:
Situated Technologies, a project by Omar Khan, Trebor Scholz, and Mark Shepard, is a co-production of the Center for Virtual Architecture, The Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC), and the Architectural League of New York.