The “Internet of Things” promises us a world filled with smart devices that will, thanks to their connection with the internet, serve us better. But do we understand the implications of a world in which companies, machines, and algorithms watch, think, and make decisions about our daily lives?
Both the Just Things Foundation and SETUP explore how we can live together with these technologies in the future with their exhibitions at Dutch Design Week.
In the exhibition Why does my refrigerator know my birthday? the Just Things Foundation first name the dilemmas that designers of internet-connected products encounter, as well as products that are exemplary in how they manage these dilemmas.
In the exhibition Devious Device SETUP investigate the ethical questions that are being raised when our devices start to measure and judge our behaviour. Will our devices start acting unpleasantly when they judge us negatively?