Publications

BOOKS

View Source: Shenzhen [en][author] An exploration of the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem & the importance of creating a responsible IoT. (June 2017)

Understanding the Connected Home: Thoughts on living in tomorrow’s connected home. [en][co-author]  Second edition. Available at theconnectedhome.org and on the Kindle Store. Co-authored with Michelle Thorne. (Fully revised second edition, June 2016)

The Indie Conference Organizer Handbook [en][co-author] A practical guide to running your very own indie conference, written with Max Krüger. (Published July 2014)

Weblogs und Politikjournalisten – Die Bedeutung von Weblogs für die Arbeit von Politikjournalisten. [de] Bihr, Peter (2008). VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. Magisterarbeit, 228 Seiten. ISBN-10: 3836464292, ISBN-13: 978-3836464291. Available on Amazon.de or as a free PDF download.

Second Life [en] Bihr, Peter / Praus, Thomas / Senges, Max (2007). ISBN: 978-84-9788-609-3. Textbook for UOC Summer University course. Editorial UOC, Barcelona. English version (“Virtual Worlds – A Second Life Beginner’s Guide”) released under Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). (Downloads and more info here.)

REPORTS

Towards a European AI & Society Ecosystem. [en][co-author] An analysis of the global AI ecosystem that concludes that Europe should prioritize societal aspects in their AI efforts, hence creating a European AI & Society Ecosystem, and empower civil society to play a lead role in it. The report is co-produced by Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and ThingsCon. (March 2020)

Smart Cities: A Key to a Progressive Europe. [en][author] This paper takes a critical look at the prevailing mode of governing digital technology at the level of the city, where the debate today is dominated by a narrow focus on efficiency pushed by global vendors of smart city technology. The paper argues that a progressive approach to smart city projects should ensure transparency, accountability, and participation, and makes a number of recommendations as to how to achieve that. This paper has been commissioned as input for the FEPS SAMAK report on ‘A Progressive Approach to Digital Tech’. (March 2020)

A Trustmark for IoT. [en][author] A ThingsCon report exploring potentials and challenges for a trustmark for the Internet of Things. Commissioned by Mozilla. (September 2017)

The State of Responsible IoT. [en][co-publisher] A ThingsCon report and essay collection 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). (June 2017)

Digitalisierung und die Smart City — Ressource und Barriere transformativer Urbanisierung. Expertise für das WBGU-Hauptgutachten „Der Umzug der Menschheit: Die transformative Kraft der Städte“. Mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber. (2016)

MAGAZINES

Dearsouvenir Magazine [de/en][co-publisher] Exploring travel through the stories behind souvenirs. Co-publisher. Nov 2015, May 2016

The Good Home [en][co-publisher] The Good Home exhibition magazine. Milan Furniture Fair 2016, London Design Festival 2016

Connected [en][co-publisher] Connected tracks the evolving Internet of Things ecosystem through a collection of essays published as a newspaper. Edited jointly with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino. May 2014, Oct 2014

ACADEMIC PAPERS

Rogers, J., Clarke, L., Skelly, M., Taylor, N., Thomas, P., Thorne, M., Larsen, S., Odrozek, K., Kloiber, J., Bihr, P., Jain, A., Arden, J., von Grafenstein, M. (2019). Our Friends Electric: Reflections on advocacy and design research for the voice enabled internetProceedings of CHI 2019, ACM, 114. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300344

NEWSLETTER

Connection Problem [en] A more personal glimpse behind the scenes. This is where I try out new ideas, where things are a little more conversational.