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The Waving Cat | www.thewavingcat.com | @thewavingcat
Peter Bihr | @peterbihr
The Waving Cat
Peter Bihr
#IoTCommunities
Re...
1. Modes of production & funding
2. IoT communities
What’s Internet of Things (IoT)?
Modes of production
(& funding)
How you make shapes what you make,

and what impact it can have.
art
independent and open

v

not usually well funded.
self-funded explorations
pretty independent, (maybe) more focused

v

not self-sustained, always in competition with
clien...
third-party funding
support & buy-in from another party

v

lots of hustle, paperwork, communications
public funding, foun...
client work
sustainable, comes with resources

v

building someone else’s stuff
design gigs, commissioned work
startup
attention, focus & scale

v

hustle, not-obvious agendas (investors, etc.)
industry
well-funded, lots of resources, scale

v

strictly market-focused
art
self-fundedcross-subsidized
third-partyfunding
client/commissionedwork
startup
industry
Startups are not for everyone.

Pick the mode that works for you.
Let’s talk about IoT Communities
Communities interested in IoT
DIY art
algo
cultures
civic
tech
social
impact
tech
companies
industry
open
source
open
hard...
Arduino
Cheap, open hardware for everyone.
Funding: Selling hardware
#empowerment
Fab Labs & Maker Spaces
Production tools for everyone.
Funding: Membership fees
#empowerment
Maker Faire
Highlighting DIY and fun explorations
Funding: Sponsoring

#community
IoT Meetups
Bringing together the
local community
Funding: Sponsoring

#community
Casa Jasmina
The open source smart

home of the future.
#research
casajasmina.arduino.cc
Just Things Foundation
justthings.org
Funding: self-funded

#professional_activism
IoT Manifesto
iotmanifesto.com
Funding: self-funded

#professional_activism
Mozilla Open IoT Studio
Exploring how to make meaningful,
connected things. @openiotstudio
Funding: self-funded (foundatio...
Good Home Project
thegoodhome.org
Thinking about and designing
the 21st century home with
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Fund...
ThingsCon
Funding: Ticket sales, cross-subsidized (occasional sponsoring)

#professional_activism
2014:

One conference
2016:
A global movement
ThingsCon fosters the creation of a
human-centric & responsible IoT
To this end we provide practitioners with an open
envi...
What’s next?
• Labs
• Resources
• Highlight best practices & products
• Promote community projects
• Membership/network
Key take-aways:

1. The mode of production shapes yo
impact
2. Pick a production mode that works
you
Let’s build a human-centric,
responsible IoT,
starting with your community!
Thank you. Say hi!
The Waving Cat GmbH
Tel +49.30.20896430
Twitter @thewavingcat
Web thewavingcat.com
Peter Bihr
Twitter @...
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For Retune Festival 2016, a quick overview of various modes of production in IoT communities, and an overview of some of the IoT communities I find most interesting and am most fond of.

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IoT Communities & different modes of production

  1. 1. The Waving Cat | www.thewavingcat.com | @thewavingcat Peter Bihr | @peterbihr The Waving Cat Peter Bihr #IoTCommunities Retune Festival 16
  2. 2. 1. Modes of production & funding 2. IoT communities
  3. 3. What’s Internet of Things (IoT)?
  4. 4. Modes of production (& funding) How you make shapes what you make,
 and what impact it can have.
  5. 5. art independent and open
 v
 not usually well funded.
  6. 6. self-funded explorations pretty independent, (maybe) more focused
 v
 not self-sustained, always in competition with client work self-funded research & explorations, or cross-subsidized through client work
  7. 7. third-party funding support & buy-in from another party
 v
 lots of hustle, paperwork, communications public funding, foundations, crowdfunding, donors & patrons
  8. 8. client work sustainable, comes with resources
 v
 building someone else’s stuff design gigs, commissioned work
  9. 9. startup attention, focus & scale
 v
 hustle, not-obvious agendas (investors, etc.)
  10. 10. industry well-funded, lots of resources, scale
 v
 strictly market-focused
  11. 11. art self-fundedcross-subsidized third-partyfunding client/commissionedwork startup industry
  12. 12. Startups are not for everyone.
 Pick the mode that works for you.
  13. 13. Let’s talk about IoT Communities
  14. 14. Communities interested in IoT DIY art algo cultures civic tech social impact tech companies industry open source open hardware design #IoT consumer rights
  15. 15. Arduino Cheap, open hardware for everyone. Funding: Selling hardware #empowerment
  16. 16. Fab Labs & Maker Spaces Production tools for everyone. Funding: Membership fees #empowerment
  17. 17. Maker Faire Highlighting DIY and fun explorations Funding: Sponsoring
 #community
  18. 18. IoT Meetups Bringing together the local community Funding: Sponsoring
 #community
  19. 19. Casa Jasmina The open source smart
 home of the future. #research casajasmina.arduino.cc
  20. 20. Just Things Foundation justthings.org Funding: self-funded
 #professional_activism
  21. 21. IoT Manifesto iotmanifesto.com Funding: self-funded
 #professional_activism
  22. 22. Mozilla Open IoT Studio Exploring how to make meaningful, connected things. @openiotstudio Funding: self-funded (foundation)
 #research
  23. 23. Good Home Project thegoodhome.org Thinking about and designing the 21st century home with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino Funding: self-funded
 #research
  24. 24. ThingsCon Funding: Ticket sales, cross-subsidized (occasional sponsoring)
 #professional_activism
  25. 25. 2014:
 One conference
  26. 26. 2016: A global movement
  27. 27. ThingsCon fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT To this end we provide practitioners with an open environment for reflection & collaborative action.
  28. 28. What’s next? • Labs • Resources • Highlight best practices & products • Promote community projects • Membership/network
  29. 29. Key take-aways:
 1. The mode of production shapes yo impact 2. Pick a production mode that works you
  30. 30. Let’s build a human-centric, responsible IoT, starting with your community!
  31. 31. Thank you. Say hi! The Waving Cat GmbH Tel +49.30.20896430 Twitter @thewavingcat Web thewavingcat.com Peter Bihr Twitter @peterbihr 
 Tel +49.176.32108856 Email peter@thewavingcat.com

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