Rob Van Kranenburg (Belgium), Head of Programme, Waag Society Senior Lecturer and researcher at Fontys Applied Sciences, Eindhoven Founder of Council, a Think tank on the Internet of Things

Head of Programme, Waag Society Senior Lecturer and researcher at Fontys Applied Sciences, Eindhoven Founder of Council, a Think tank on the Internet of Things

Biography:

Rob van Kranenburg is head of Public Domain at Waag Society. He is an innovation and media theorist involved with negotiability strategies of new technologies and artistic practice, predominantly ubicomp and RFID (radio frequency identification), the relationship between the formal and informal in cultural and economic policy, and the requirements for a sustainable cultural economy.

In 2000 he went to Amsterdam as programmer on media education at the centre for culture and politics de Balie and as teacher-coordinator of the new media program in the Film and Television Studies Department at the University of Amsterdam. In 2003 he mentored a postgraduate course in performance, theatre and the arts at APT, Arts Performance Theatricality. For the past three years he has been working part time at Virtual Platform, Dutch policy and network organization for e-culture, as interim and co-director and programme manager. He taught media theory at Post St Joost (MA Autonomous Art), HKU EMMA (MA Interaction Design) and Medialab Amsterdam (teamcoach).
Rob van Kranenburg wrote the ‘The Internet of Things’ and co-organized the DIFR (a broad range of pro and anti RFID positions) network in the Netherlands.