Rob van Kranenburg
Rob van Kranenburg (NL) is a media theorist, founder of Council and an Expert at EU Commission (IoT EG).
Rob van Kranenburg is a teacher and a writer. He wrote The Internet of Things (2007). A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs and the Founder of Council. Together with Christian Nold, he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World (2011). He ranks 6 on the top 100 IOT thinkers list of Postscapes. Rob is a member of the IOT EG of the European Commission.
Rob van Kranenburg worked as co-director at Virtual Platform, a Dutch policy and network organization for e-culture. In 2000 he went to Amsterdam to work 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. Feeling it was to young a field to predominantly historize it, he moved to Doors of Perception and co-programmed with John Thackara Doors 7, Flow, the design challenge of pervasive computing. In 2003 he mentored a postgraduate course in performance, theatre and the arts at APT, Arts Performance Theatricality. As innovation consultant he is involved with negociability strategies of new technologies, 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.