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Tijmen Schep

I am a technology critic and privacy designer who helps citizens, designers and policymakers understand new chances and challenges in our data-driven society.

I do this mainly through PineappleJazz, a consultancy where I help organizations think strategically about technology and the future. A specific issue I talk about a lot is Social Cooling. It describes the large scale chilling effects that arise as the internet develops a new layer on top of it: the reputation economy.

I wrote the book “Design my Privacy“, a beginners guide to ethical design for the Internet of Things, and regularly share my views through articles, through presentations at events like TEDx and SXSW, or through presentations and workshops for consultants, designers and policymakers.

I co-founded SETUP, a Dutch non-profit that creates provocative design fictions to explain data-issues to a wider audience. Well known projects I worked on are Everyone a Spy, The National Birthdaycalendar, and Devious Devices.

I advise on digital arts and culture, and am a member of the Amsterdam Art Councilas well as a board member at the MU artspace in Eindhoven.

Tijmen is speaker at the Connected storytelling session and his work “CANDLE – THE PRIVACY FRIENDLY SMART HOME” can be seen on Friday at the exhibition.

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)