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About a year ago I bemoaned the dearth of discussion about the philosophy of the Internet of Things. Well, as I announced back then, I have not dropped this topic out of sight. Besides writing some blog posts about this topic (to be published before July), I found confederates in this quest, and we have put together the very first ever Conference on the Philosophy of the Internet of Things. Tadah! (Yes, that’s one of the many reasons why I have been so busy as of lately and why I have been posting so little here.)

The conference is going to take place from 3rd to 5th July 2014 in York, U.K. More information about the conference and how to register can be found at http://internetofthingsphilosophy.com/. Information about how to submit conference contributions can be found elsewhere. The deadline for submissions is 20th May.

Notice that this is not going to be your boiler-plate talk-after-talk-after-talk academic conference. Rather we welcome anyone interested in this topic, and through panel discussion, unmeetings, etc. we will ensure a spirit of “talking with” instead of “talking at.” As has been attributed to Hume: “truth springs from argument among friends.”

Looking forward to seeing you in York in July!

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