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Sjoerd ter Borg

Sjoerd ter Borg is the initiator of Aesthetics of Exclusion: a collective of artists, designers, coders and scientists that uses computer vision techniques and machine learning to explore and analyse aesthetical styles that relate to gentrification and processes of (urban) homogenization through large image archives such as (Google) StreetView and Instagram. Sjoerd ter Borg has graduated in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and completed his master at the Sandberg Instituut. In 2014, he was selected for the talent development program from the Creative Industries Fund (NL). In 2015 he spent a summer residency Documentary Art at Uniondocs, New York. In 2018 he received the Icarus Award, a Dutch prize for art works reflecting about technology and society. His worked has been featured at Alcova Sassetti (Milan Design Week), Art Center Nabi (Seoul), IDFA Doclab Conference (Amsterdam), Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam), Northside Festival (New York), Forms Festival (Toronto), Studio-X (Rio de Janeiro), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Biennale of Urbanism 2013 (Shenzhen, China).

Sjoerd will be presenting in the session ‘The Hacking City’ (Friday 11-13h)

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)