Brazil

Operação Serenata de Amor is an anticorruption bot that analyzes the probability of illegality in the reimbursement requests from parliament members
Gabi Agustini

China

View Source documents manufacturing IoT in the unique city of Shenzhen, which produces the majority of the world’s electronics
Peter Bihr

Germany

The State of Responsible IoT collects essays from experts around the world who illuminate the latest insights and challenges facing the field today
Peter Bihr

India

#breathe created a suite of low-cost devices to measure air quality in major cities and partnered with Twitter to make the measurements more accessible
Rahma Mian

Netherlands

A PhD project by Gabriel Ionut Zlamparet re-uses health equipment in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing
Iskander Smit

Nigeria

A mesh wifi box enables street vendors to track their inventory and manage stock without the internet
David Li

Senegal

SolarPak is a backpack equipped with a solar panel that collects energy during the day and enables children to study at night by the light of small LED lamp
Dodji Honou

Serbia

Facebook’s Algorithmic Factory investigates the invisible ways that the social network extracts value from users
Vladan Joler

Singapore

Outernet is a low-cost, low-power device that listens to data broadcasts anywhere on the planet, no internet required.
Saad Chinoy

United Kingdom

Hold is a series of touch-driven prototypes that aim to improve how dementia patients interact with each other
Ben Eaton



We invited ThingsCon, a global community of practitioners advancing responsible IoT, to curate this issue’s dispatches. Their correspondents share how technology is being used recently in ethical ways around the world.
A viewpoint on Craft and the Internet
Who Controls the Internet?
Ethical Tech around the World
Interview with Gillian Crampton Smith
Life & Death
Typographic Craft
The Internet as a Lota
A Medieval Crash
A Gandhian Dream
Evolutionary Craft