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Author: Atteqa Malik
To: Bricolabs startup mailinglist
Subject: Re: [Bricolabs] The Internet of Things
Its very interesting to read this post as Im preparing a visit from
Pakistan with 3 high schools in Denmark one of them being in Aarhus. The
purpose is to consolidate the skype exchanges my students and theirs have
been having with workshops on global citizenship and cultural exchange.


On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Carsten Agger <agger@???> wrote:

> Given the interest in the concept of "The Internet of Things" in this list
> esp. regarding Rob's work, I wonder if people have seen this comic book
> from the Alexandra Institute in Aarhus:
> http://www.alexandra.dk/uk/**services/Publications/**
> Documents/IoT_Comic_Book.pdf<http://www.alexandra.dk/uk/services/Publications/Documents/IoT_Comic_Book.pdf>
> Something is written about it here:
> http://www.readwriteweb.com/**archives/inspiring_the_**
> internet_of_things_a_comic_**book.php<http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/inspiring_the_internet_of_things_a_comic_book.php>
> Yesterday, I attended a launch of something the local authorities here
> call "Smart Aarhus", "Aarhus as a smart city", etc. One of the backdrops is
> that about 30% of the city is to be rebuilt over the next ten years, and
> the city planners want to think IT infrastructure into the changes.
> What's special is that they invite grassroots participation. I will be
> joining a working group on security and privacy, it seems. I am also trying
> to form a local working group of the FSFE, and I plan to be sending them
> lots of recommendations from the perspective of indivudual freedom,
> enabling of community action and free software. That sort of grassroots
> involvement may not be what they want, however. I know for a fact that some
> of the organizers are genuinely interested in creating a community process,
> but on the larger and political level I could fear it's mainly
> "democracy-wash" before they roll out an Orwellian nightmare courtesy of
> IBM and Microsoft.
> (We are already well on the way with the roll-out of a new "travel card"
> which records the movements of passengers of public transportation.)
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