The Casa Jasmina project (previously) is an automated smart house designed to be made of open source hardware, with the needs of the people who live there — not the corporations who extract rent from them — in mind.
It was built by Jasmina Tesanovic — playwright, musician, war-crimes journalist, Boing Boing contributor — and Bruce Sterling — science fiction writer, digital art curator, design theorist — in Turin, Italy, the home of Arduino, and with the help of local makerspaces and Arduino itself.
In this 30-minute video ("The Closing Act of IAM Weekend 17 celebrated in Barcelona, on April 27-30, 2017"), Tesanovic and Sterling (a married couple) lay out the history, design philosophy, technical realities, and aftermath of the project. You couldn't ask for a better half hour of advanced, entertaining material on how the Internet of Things could be made to help people, rather than control them.
(via Beyond the Beyond)