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 will also maintain a list of links with the opendott tag in my infinite bookmark collection..


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In The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Portuguese writer José Saramago depicts a peculiar and clarifying meeting. This part of the book is one of my all time favorites. It goes more or less as follows. One day when he was living as a fisherman, Jesus rows his small boat into the sea. It's misty,...

Artist residency projects involving solid waste and reuse:

Recology, San Francisco, USA

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space...

More Brazilian films about (and around) landfills:

Lixo Extraordinário (Waste Land) (2010)

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns...

Recent suggestions made by supervisors, colleagues and other parties about my research:

  • Look into diary studies as a way to approach my research questions
  • Bottom-up solutions to recycling
  • Blockchain registry of physical objects
  • Use value / exchange value
  • Libraries of things
  • Levels of rep...

During the OpenDOTT Consortium Meeting last month, I figured I did not know how to call those objects that people did not want anymore, but were not yet to be destined to recycling nor landfills. The sort of material that either remains sitting in lockers or garages, or in some contexts have prope...

Short description to circulate during MozFest 2019

Cities, things and people are inseparable. From primitive settlements around natural resources, through guilds of skilled artisans along castle walls in the middle ages, then on to becoming the very site and battleground of the industrial revolut...

Just spent some days visiting friends in Madrid. In the neighbourhood we were, waste collections happens during late night. Garbage trucks coming and emptying the containers, making a lot of noise. It is inconvenient for light sleepers (as I am), but a way to avoid the traffic disruption brought abo...

A researcher wasting time?

-- A researcher timing waste?

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...