IoT in the Home: Writing and Acting the Future of Autonomous Energy Devices

This will be a playful 2-hour session where you will help to write a story on the future of energy provision and algorithmic profiling. The session will be prompted by videos that portray potential futures for distributed energy generation and autonomous appliances. The videos are incomplete and you will be authoring the end of the story. Your story will be performed by the most talented actors in Scotland.

Date: 6th September
Times: 12pm – 2pm or 3pm – 5pm
Location: T-Room, Evolution House, 78 West Port, Eh1 2LE
Reward: you will receive a £15 Amazon voucher for your participation
Contact: for inquires, please contact L.Pschetz@ed.ac.uk
Book HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iot-in-the-home-writing-and-acting-the-future-of-autonomous-energy-devices-tickets-49670399502


Energy provision in the UK is currently based on national grids that are well established regulated, and centralised. A few emerging trends, however, suggest different energy futures, such as of distributed energy generation, which allows smaller companies and even households to produce and sell energy in a free market economy. This session will ask what happens when algorithms start to mediate energy provision, or what are the challenges, opportunities and tensions that emerge.


Organised by Larissa Pschetz (Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh), Kruakae Pothong (University College London) and Kelsey Wishart (Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh)

T-Room, 1.09 Evolution House, 78 West Port, EH1 2LE