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Target_is_New - Issue #169

Target_is_New - Issue #169
By Iskander Smit • Issue #169 • View online
Hi all. Welcome to this week’s update. This is a short one and a bit delayed; I have had some ‘extra’ meetings on Monday and no time to reschedule the writing… Next week I promise to do a complete edition again!
Organizing a conference is always a lot of work. ThingsCon 2021 is a smaller edition than usual in time, and fully online, but it does not make it less work. Especially as we have a great program of course. And the student competition is just like other years; 20 projects entered from different places and countries. And we have chosen to use a new tool that possibly will deliver a different type of online event: SpatialChat. Setting this up including a student exhibition is nice to explore. Feel warmly invited to register to join! The exhibition opens at 14:00 CET, the speaker’s program start 17:30. Thanks to CLICKNL participation is free.
So I leave the look back, for now, will cover it next week. But I did save some interesting articles from last week for myself to read, so let me share these with you too! See you next week!

Diving deep
Magic Beans - by Venkatesh Rao - Ribbonfarm Studio
Presentations — Benedict Evans
Fintech Is a Scam — A Listicle in Eight Parts | by Cory Doctorow | Dec, 2021 | Marker
The Amazon Empire Strikes Back – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Super-App | No Mercy / No Malice
Jack Dorsey Got Bored of Twitter Too - The Atlantic
It’s Time to Reimagine the Future of Cyberpunk | WIRED
Robots and other (autonomous) things
Launch Robot Rosie; Centre for BOLD Cities minor students will contribute to delivery robot pilot | Centre for BOLD Cities
Nuro, 7-Eleven launch California autonomous delivery service with safety drivers | Reuters
NFTs for everyone. Create and earn together.
plug n’ stay with hyundai's IONIQ 5 powered cabin in the woods
Amazon's cloud unit launches new chips to take on Intel, Nvidia | Reuters
Monthly - Online Classes | Commit To Your Creativity For 30 Days
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Iskander Smit

I am working @Infonl as a research director, and chair Cities of Things, blogger Target_is_New, co-organizing @ThingsCon.
Visiting researcher at TU Delft Industrial Design Engineering.

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