Category: Projects

Getting Tech Right

An independent research project titled “Getting Tech Right — A Pragmatic Guide to Thinking About Tech” explores issues around how technology shapes our society and how to think about these issues better. It’s aimed primarily at funders and policy makers in that space but is relevant…

The Waving Cat

My company, and the organizational backend for all the various activities and projects I engage in. Founded in 2014, The Waving Cat is a boutique strategy, research & foresight company. We explore the impact and opportunities of emerging technologies—especially like Internet of Things (#iot) and…

The State of Responsible Internet of Things

The ThingsCon report The State of Responsible IoT is a collection of essays by experts from the inter-disciplinary ThingsCon community of IoT practitioners. It explores the challenges, opportunities and questions surrounding the creation of a responsible & human-centric Internet of Things (IoT). (website)

View Source: Shenzhen

View Source: Shenzhen is an exploration of the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem & the importance of creating a responsible IoT We went to Shenzhen to explore opportunities for collaboration between European Internet of Things practitioners and the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem—and how to promote the creation of…

Zephyr Berlin

Zephyr Berlin:Pants that travel well and are built to last. For women and men. Made in Berlin with environmentally friendly Swiss performance fabric. Successfully funded via Kickstarter. Co-founded with Michelle Thorne. (website)


Dearsouvenir is a digital travel and shopping magazine that helps explore a destination through souvenirs and the delightful stories behind them. In collaboration with Wolfgang Macht (Netzpiloten) & Carry-On Publishing. (website)

The Good Home

The Good Home is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the future of living in our homes Co-founded this collaboration with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, with a growing line-up of collaborators and contributors.(website)

Understanding the Connected Home

Understanding the Connected Home is a collection of essays about the questions, challenges and opportunities brought about by increasingly connected homes. Co-authored with Michelle Thorne, published as a free ebook. First published in 2015, fully revised and updated second edition published in June 2016. (website)


ThingsCon is a global initiative to explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the IoT and beyond. We create events, resources, publications and tools for a diverse community of practitioners to promote and implement better practices across IoT, artificial intelligence,…


An independent conference for serious iOS developers, and also Berlin’s first English-language iOS developer conference. Co-organizing this as an independent event with Matt Patterson and Chris Eidhof since 2013. (website)

NEXT Berlin

The only client project listed here: I’ve been working with NEXT for a long time, partly freelance partly through my old company, first as a curator, then starting 2012 as Program Director. (website)

Ignite Berlin

Enlighten us, but make it quick! That’s the motto of Ignite, a fantastic global format of lightning talks – slides auto-forward, you get exactly 5 minutes per presentation. I’ve been co-organizing Ignite Berlin since 2010. (website)


If anything, a meta project: THE NODE is an irregular newsletter of the things I’m involved in. The simplest, lowest-frequency way to keep track of what I’m up to. (read more)


The easy way to find top notch iOS developers. It’s as easy as filling out a form. Brought to you by the team behind UIKonf. (website) (Discontinued.)

Makers Make

Making should be easier: Currently an early stage company, Natasha Carolan and I co-founded Makers Make to allow independent product designers more easily to get from idea to market. (website) (currently hibernating)

The Alpine Review

Observing the things that matter. The Alpine Review is a (currently print only) semi-annual magazine founded founded by Louis-Jacques Darveau and Patrick Tanguay in Montréal, who kindly took me on as editor-at-large. (website)

Third Wave

In 2010, I co-founded Third Wave, part digital strategy consultancy, part think tank. While I left in 2012 to pursue other projects, the company is still going strong.