OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) "is a PhD programme from the University of Dundee and Mozilla to explore how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things". I have moved to Dundee to work at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in the first stage of the programme, and by mid 2020 will relocate to Berlin.

My topic in the project is "smart cities". I am documenting here what I am reading, learning and discovering as I go deeper into my research. I have also a shared folder in Zotero and will keep adding links with the opendott tag to my infinite bookmark collection..


EU Flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813508.

How to frame the "internet of things" in my research?

How about an internet of all the things? An internet of everything?

Internet of shared objects. Internet of common materials. Internet of matter forms.

Adam Greenfield wrote a series of interesting pieces criticizing the usual take on smart cities. I'll be pasting below some exceprts of his work.

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

(...) the claim that anything at all is perfectly knowable is perverse. However tho...

61. Shop owners put their trash bags out on the street

There are primarily ilogical reasons for the fact that trash lies on the streets. If one had the choice, the courtyard would certainly be the better option for waste disposal. Trash stinks, takes up space, and is unhygienic, but putting it o...

The city is the quintessential makerspace

Be it under craft, making or repair related contexts, fabrication equipment (digital and otherwise) are everywhere in most cities. How are people learning and generating knowledge around it? How do communities relate to it? What are the game rules, ownersh...

How about we think not only of connected things, but all sorts of matter flows in the city? Objects and their transformations - use, discard, reuse, upcycling, repurposing...