The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Toward patient empowerment in chronic disease: the Tag-it-yourself concept in Diabetes self-monitoring

Tag-it-Yourself™ (TiY) is a diabetes journaling platform developed at the Interaction Design Centre (University of Limerick). Based on the belief that the explosion of chronic diseases and the need to empower the patient will challenge some of the assumptions and connotations of the traditional medical model, the TiY aims to give voice to patients' concerns and to improve their sense of empowerment and feeling of control.

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Taiwan Internet of Things Alliance formed

 

The Taipei Computer Association has formed the Taiwan Internet of Things (IOT) Alliance to promote application of IOT technologies, according to the association. The alliance will boost IOT-based smart applications for daily life, such as medical care, security monitoring, power supply and transportation, in Taiwan and then help Taiwan-based hardware makers and service providers tap overseas markets. Read more about Taiwan Internet of Things Alliance formed



2011: April 9: Global Internet of Things Day

 

Council proposes to hold very small Council meetings anywhere in the world on April 9. These can vary to having a cup of coffee with someone and talk about the Internet of Things or hosting a dinner at your place, going for a walk on the beach, hack a coffeemachine, dream about birds flying free in networked cities and shiny happle people in very wise parks, as long as it is on April 9 and about IoT. Let's create some new ways of meeting and meeting points. Read more about 2011: April 9: Global Internet of Things Day



Adam Greenfield: Design for networked cities and citizens

Adam Greenfield: "...If there’s a way to characterize the current relationship between networked informatics and metropolitan experience, it’s that the former tend to cut against the ways we have historically understood city life and the things we have relied on cities to do for us. As we shall argue, the ability to trivially search the space of a city is leaching away at the constitution of a quality we have always recognized as urban savvy or savoir faire.



Alessandro Bassi: 'Cityness'

 

Alessandro Bassi: "The quest for the perfect city to live in is probably as old as human civilisaton: from Plato in his Republica to Nero and his famous restructuring of the ancient Rome, from the medieval works describing Utopic and Sunny cities (any reference to Thomas Moore and Tommaso Campanella is purely accidental), to the pragmatism of urbanists like Haussmann, who designed Paris as we know it today,



Prix Ars Electronica 2011 / Digital Communities

 

"For the eight time, Prix Ars Electronica, the foremost international prize for computer-based art, is starting its call for entries for "Digital Communities" projects. The category "Digital Communities" has been a great success in its last editions and is singling out for recognition projects of great sociopolitical relevance and community related net art projects.



The Evolution of Internet of Things February 2011 | Casaleggio Associati

The Evolution of Internet of Things February 2011 | Casaleggio Associati 74Proprietà intellettuale: C A S A L E G G I O A S S O C I A T I - è vietata lariproduzione: "The world is the index that we will use to classify and identify the things that surround us. For example, the photos that we take have ever more frequently the location of the photographer and the photos can be organised according to location using Google Earth.



fet11:The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition, Budapest 4-6 May 2011

The Programme Committee of the fet11 Conference would like to inform you that the deadline for submitting a poster has been extended until 22th February 2011. Posters are a great opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research, and speculative or embryonic work in progress.



Launch of the magazine Digitalarti 5 in Paris, la Cantine 17/02

We are all (more or less) intelligent objects. No, you’re not dreaming – we are already immersed in the Internet of Things without even knowing it. Microchipped pets, trackable consumer products, biometric passports and geolocation tools all point to a world where real and virtual are already intricately intertwined. Some 35 billion intelligent objects surround us, for better or for worse.



ioBridge's Internet of Things platform

Rahul Arora on TMCnet: "ioBridge, Inc., a developer of Web-enabled hardware and cloud-based services, recently announced its new platform for professional "Internet of Things" applications, such as interactive devices, power monitoring, smart appliances, industrial automation, and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) processes. The integrated platform of embedded technology and cloud services connects devices and Web services together for remote monitoring and control.



The resolution of the 1st Interaction Design Contest: Building the Internet of Things

IDATBCN wants to announce the resolution of the 1st Interaction Design Contest: Building the Internet of Things, the 1st international contest about Interaction Design, working on its first edition the topic of The Internet of Things. The proposals received are about different topics, including sustainability, food and health, energy consumption, privacy and intimacy,



Gérald Santucci: The Internet of Things: A Window to Our Future

The Internet of Things: A Window to Our Future is a text of Gérald Santucci for the post-Council meeting publication that was launched in February 2011. Gérald Santucci is Head of Unit Internet of Things and Future Internet Enterprise Systems, European Commission: We are living through one of history’s swerves. Over the past decade billions of people have hooked themselves up to the Internet via the computer and more recently mobile devices. This communication revolution is now extending to objects as well as people.



PHD position: How do HCI design and mobile mapping influence participation in Citizen Science?

Application Closing Date: 28th January 2011. "Geographic information created by amateur citizens, referred to as volunteered geographic information by Michael Goodchild, represents a shift from authoritative map data towards information generated by the general public through collaboration. The increasing emergence of such data has been brought about by the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, and mirrors other information sharing activities such as Wikipedia and Flickr.



MCD publication "INTERNET OF THINGS" is out

We are all (more or less) intelligent objects. No, you’re not dreaming – we are already immersed in the Internet of  Things without even knowing it. Microchipped pets, trackable consumer products, biometric passports and geolocation tools all point to a world  where real and virtual are already intricately intertwined. Some 35 billion intelligent objects surround us, for better or for  worse.



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