OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) "is a PhD programme* 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 phase of the programme, and will be relocating to Berlin soon.

My topic in the project is "smart cities". I am documenting in this blog what I am reading, learning and discovering as I go deeper into my research. I will also maintain a list of links with the opendott tag in 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.

* The project started as a partnership between the University of Dundee and Mozilla Foundation.
By mid 2020 its academic arm moved to the Northumbria University

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...

In 2016, building up on previous work (namely MetaReciclagem, Bricolabs, Lixo Eletrônico, Desvio and my residence in Doha) and trying to establish a connection between opportunities being planned for later that year, I figured there were unexplored possibilities in relating repair, traditional craft...

Desvio was an experimental collective I was part of since about 2008 til, probably, 2011 or 2012. It originated from the MetaReciclagem network, but was a little more focused into artistic and critical approaches, possibly in an attempt to move away from the usual categorisation of MetaReciclagem as...

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

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

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

Anne Mikoleit, Moritz Puerckhauer. Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City. ISBN 978-3-85676-290-2

P. 73

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 wo...

Networked technologies are becoming ubiquitous in human dwellings of all scales and development phases. On the one hand authorities are increasingly incorporating information technologies in an attempt to increase efficiency of public administration. On the other hand, citizens can leverage their wi...

Excerpts from my Career Development Plan, written during my first days in Dundee.

Networked technologies are becoming ubiquitous in human dwellings of all scales and development phases. On the one hand authorities are increasingly incorporating information technologies in an attempt to increase...