Smart Homes

Smart Home in a broad sense. As many things that make a home smarter are social not technological in nature, or are dumb technologies. And some ‘smart’ technologies make a home dumber.

We will look at the role of a house from multiple angles.

  • Home as a shelter
  • Home as a family space
  • Home as a productive unit (food, water, energy, products)
  • Home as a meeting space
  • Home as a working and learning space
  • Home as a node or connector in the neighbourhood, as active part of a city
  • Home as a platform for sensors whose data is used at home and across the community it is located in
  • Home as an actuator platform that actively responds to its own sensor data, and data signals from other sources
  • And above all the role of smart residents, in creating such a home.

3 reactions on “Smart Homes

  1. Ton Zijlstra mentioned this on zylstra.org:

    August 31st Elmine and I host the 4th Birthday Unconference and BBQ-Party in our home in Amersfoort. The unconference is titled “Smart Stuff that Matters”.
    So what is Smart, and what Matters?
    A year ago we moved to Amersfoort. A different house, a different neighbourhood, a different city. The city where our daughter will grow up.
    A new environment means lots of exploration. What makes a house a home? H ….

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