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By Iskander Smit

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Target_is_New - Issue #192
By Iskander Smit • Issue #192 • View online
Hi all. This is another different edition of the newsletter. Monday we had the workshop at Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) for the Cities of Things field lab in planning, connected to the Creative Embassy activities. With about 30 people we explored the potential locations and positioning of a field lab Cities of Things in Munich.
Preparing for this workshop took some time last week. Making the presentation, promoting, follow-up RSVPs, etc. Next to the workshop we visit some other sessions, do tours through two potential interesting neighborhoods for the ‘Reallabor’, a tour of the Design faculty of the Hochschule Munchen, and a session on smart fashion. On Wednesday I will take the train back, using that as a different type of working environment. Hopefully with fewer delays than on the way in…
ThingsCon is approaching fast too. We have been brainstorming on the latest program additions and added more sessions. Descriptions of earlier sessions are up. Tomorrow some more are added. Check the website.
Events
As mentioned I am in Munich for MCBW. I will miss however the live panel of Troy Nachtigall and others with some interesting explorations later this week on “Data enabled short range mobility DESRM On Saturday the panel can be followed via a livestream.
Today and tomorrow you can visit the conference Public Spaces with an extensive program around this theme. Check it out.
Sensemakers is always nice to follow, this edition is on Synthetic Biology.
Into Metaverse and cities? Amsterdam is organizing a session.
News
Here are the new items I captured this week. Due to lack of time, I only share these as-is now.

This robot’s paintings showed at the Venice Biennale, but are they actually art?
Festo introduces pneumatic cobot arm
The Web3 Decentralization Debate Is Focused on the Wrong Question
Quantum Computing without the Hype
Microsoft Adaptive Mouse, Button, Hub: Details, Specs, Release Date
How 10 Skin Tones Will Reshape Google’s Approach to AI
Designers, (Re)define Success First
Google announces the Pixel Watch at I/O
Next week a full edition again. Enjoy the week!
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Iskander Smit

Weekly updates on human-tech interactions in robotics, ai, autonomous vehicles, cities, and beyond.
I am working @_Structural as a design director and chair Cities of Things foundation, co-organizing @ThingsCon.

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