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Session: Connected storytelling


Storytelling is one of the oldest methods of teaching and learning. Stories have been passed down since the beginning of mankind. First by mouth, then by text, more recently radio and moving image. They carry lessons, emotion, wisdom, religion and entertainment. They enable us to see ourselves in other worlds as well as in the shoes of another. Stories are a lens in which can make sense out of confusion, help others see a new frame of mind, and even carry data.

So what happens to this ancient human art with the advent of connected objects?

Connected storytelling

Let’s explore how modern day storytellers are not just using but making technology to impart messages. From the platform that enables digital stories to be realised, to the objects who become interactive story tellers themselves. Add data collection and privacy and things start to get complicated. How does a storyteller act as an artist, creating interactive experiences while being responsible?

This session will present cases from 4 pioneers in this craft followed by a panel conversation with the audience.

Host & speakers

Moderated & curated by Ashlee Valdes

Edwin Jakobs; partner at RNDR.studio
Hanne Marckmann; Chief Furware Officer at Go Wonder
Vera van de Seyp; designer / creative coder
Tijmen Schep; privacy designer at Pineapple Jazz

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

Full program

Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

Full program


12 / 13 December, Rotterdam

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)