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Is the Internet of Things creating a healthy factory floor?

As we head towards a new wave of the internet where billions of connected devices are coming into our lives, DJCAD and Mozilla Foundation ask you to take a pause and question if we know how and where these products are being made. What is happening to the data that these devices produce, and are they creating a healthy approach to the way we use the internet?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a growing global network of objects and devices that connect everything around us, from what we wear, to the homes we live in, and even the medical devices embedded in our bodies. IoT encompasses everyday objects as well as complex data systems in cities
and industries.

As we head towards a new wave of the internet where billions of connected devices are coming into our lives, DJCAD and Mozilla Foundation ask you to take a pause and question if we know how and where these products are being made. What is happening to the data that these devices produce, and are they creating a healthy approach to the way we use the internet? And if no-one is paying for the data the Internet of Things creates, then who is working for the services and companies that own them? Where, in this invisible world of data ow, is the new factory floor?
In this morning of talks, Dundee Design Festival
and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) invite Mark Surman, CEO of Mozilla Foundation plus a panel of leading voices on the internet to set out this new factory floor that we’re all working for.

Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes the internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all. The Foundation exists to support and collectively lead the open source Mozilla project.

Mozilla and the University of Dundee recently established the Open Internet of Things (IoT) Studio. Together, the Open IoT Studio aims to advance a healthy Internet where people make responsible connected things and build meaningful collaborations.

Contributors:

Mark Surman (keynote) is the executive director of the Mozilla Foundation. Mark supports the notions of web literacy, the skills and competencies needed for reading, writing, and participating on the web and Open Philanthropy, which advocates the transparency of the operations of nonprofit organisations toward the public.

Rachel Rayns is a freelance creative producer. While working as an artist in residence at the Raspberry Pi foundation she developed a series of projects to introduce people of all ages to computer science through creativity. She is currently working with the Mozilla Foundation exploring how we can design for a decentralised Internet of Things.

Jayne Wallace is reader in Craft Futures in the School of Design at Northumbria University. Her work spans digital craft and interaction design, focusing on how we develop physical and digital devices that support well-being and a sense of self. She is co-founder of the Research Through Design conference series and Journal of Jewellery Research.

Justin Marshall is a maker and researcher who for nearly 20 years has been investigating how craft practices meet digital design and production technologies. He is interested in how access to digital manufacturing tools can empower individuals and communities to make and respond to local concerns.

Jackie Malcolm is a designer and founder of successful graphic design consultancy ARC Visual Communications. Since 1998, she has been teaching within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

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