The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World

Nold, Christian and van Kranenburg, Rob (2011). The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. Situated Technologies Pamphlets, 8. New York, NY, USA: The Architectural League of New York.



The authors articulate the foundations of a future manifesto for an Internet of Things in the public interest. Nold and Kranenburg propose tangible design interventions that challenge an internet dominated by commercial tools and systems, emphasizing that people from all walks of life have to be at the table when we talk about alternate possibilities for ubiquitous computing. Through horizontally scaling grass roots efforts along with establishing social standards for governments and companies to allow cooperation, Nold and Kranenberg argue for transforming the Internet of Things into an Internet of People.

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