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.

Hanna Schraffenberger: Wanted: contributions for Augmented Reality 4

We encourage contributions from writers, scholars, students, artists, researchers, teachers and hobbyists. The contributions may vary in length and style.

Please have a look at previous issues of AR[t] in order to get an overview about the diversity of possibilities. Read more about Hanna Schraffenberger: Wanted: contributions for Augmented Reality 4



"Accelerating the Open Source IOT ecosystem: Privacy, Security, Data, Big Data, Openness and interoperability "

Accelerating the Open Source IOT ecosystem  is a one day event held on Nov 22 at London (venue TBC). The Open source IOT ecosystem is expanding.. but it is still nascent  -  with many challenges ahead.Organised jointly by webinos and the Internet of Things Council Read more about "Accelerating the Open Source IOT ecosystem: Privacy, Security, Data, Big Data, Openness and interoperability "



Kyle Vanhemert: RFID chip in Antonellis hand –a tiny electronic cache -

Source: "Recently, artist Anthony Antonellis paid a visit to a body modification specialist in Brooklyn, a unique practitioner whose expertise doesn’t lie in tattoos and piercings so much as splitting tongues and reshaping peoples’ ears to look like Legolas. Antonellis, however, had a different sort of request. Read more about Kyle Vanhemert: RFID chip in Antonellis hand –a tiny electronic cache -



Loraine Lawson: Big Data Gets Bigger as Internet of Things Awakens

Source: "Business adoption of Internet of Things solutions will be fast — in fact, as I wrote yesterday, it’s already here for some industries. That’s why CIOs and other IT leaders need to gear up for supporting the unique data issues related to this trend. Let’s look at what makes the Internet of Things data a bit different from other IT data resources. Read more about Loraine Lawson: Big Data Gets Bigger as Internet of Things Awakens



Andrew Horne and Brian Foster: IT Governance is Killing Innovation

CIOs are being asked to arm employees with the capabilities required for success in a new, much more integrated and interdependent work environment. But to do that requires more than capital: it requires a different approach to making decisions and, specifically, rethinking traditional IT project-centric Read more about Andrew Horne and Brian Foster: IT Governance is Killing Innovation



Mark van Rijmenam: How The Internet of Things Will Create a Smart World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Source: "The Internet of Things is an important trend within big data. Within a few years we will have to talk in Brontobytes when we discuss data coming from sensors in the smart world of the future. The Internet of Things refers to objects that can be uniquely identified via an IP-address Read more about Mark van Rijmenam: How The Internet of Things Will Create a Smart World [INFOGRAPHIC]



LX Group examines the Internet of Things marketplace

Source: "In this series of articles on the rise of the Internet of Things, LX Group will examine some of the major IoT systems already on the market, suitable for integration into various projects.  

LX Group evaluates three systems, each offering a wide variety of functionality implemented in different ways. Read more about LX Group examines the Internet of Things marketplace



The Public IoT (PIoT) symposium is hosted in Singapore 21-24 April 2014.

The purpose of the symposium is to discuss recent advances in technologies, business models and applications that contribute towards the creation of an open and publicly accessible Internet of Things. Many current IoT platforms and deployments are in fact private so called “intra-nets” Read more about The Public IoT (PIoT) symposium is hosted in Singapore 21-24 April 2014.



Dan Farber: SmartThings opens shop for Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is open for business, and SmartThings wants to be the hub that connects developers and device makers with consumers. The startup launched the SmartThings Shop, a marketplace for hardware and apps that do everything from unlocking doors and turning lights on or off to keeping valuables safe and triggering a siren sound Read more about Dan Farber: SmartThings opens shop for Internet of Things



Oliver Rack: A strategic outlook: Smart cities need smart citizens

Oliver Rack: Smart cities need smart citizens
 
Post-PRISM and future Ubiquity Computing will challenge societies and demands stronger competence building, smart citizenship and digital ethics for societal adoption.
....There won't be truly smart cities without smart citizens


Research and Market: "Internet of Things: How the Vision is being Researched, Developed & Productized" report to their offering.

The vision of the 'Internet of Things', in which Internet connectivity is extended to huge numbers of 'things' in the real world, promises to transform our ability to process information about the real world and interact with real-world objects electronically. Read more about Research and Market: "Internet of Things: How the Vision is being Researched, Developed & Productized" report to their offering.



Lawrence I. Lerner: Jailbreaking the Internet: The Shape of Things to Come

Both “Internet” and “Things” are used in a very broad way. In this instance Internet is extended to include communications protocols beyond the traditional Internet Protocol that we generally think about for networked devices. Communications within the IoT ecosystem also includes traditional radio, Bluetooth, RFID and more. The “Things” in an IoT ecosystem Read more about Lawrence I. Lerner: Jailbreaking the Internet: The Shape of Things to Come



Wolfgang Kleinwächter: "Communication with and among objects: How we can envisage the governance of an Internet of Things (IOT)?

Wolfgang Kleinwächter: The IGF in Baku is just ten days away and we are in the final stage of the preparations for the IOT Workshop and the business meeting of the IGF IOT Governance Dynamic Coalition. The workshop Read more about Wolfgang Kleinwächter: "Communication with and among objects: How we can envisage the governance of an Internet of Things (IOT)?



Mirko Presser: CrowdBins is a solution that enables citizens to do something about their trash problem

CrowdBins is a solution that enables citizens to do something about their trash problem by connecting public trash bins to an app. To do this, CrowdBins uses stickers with QR-codes.

This allows volunteers to cooperate on maintaining a bin, and the user of the bin to scan the QR-code and give a heads up when the bin is full.  Read more about Mirko Presser: CrowdBins is a solution that enables citizens to do something about their trash problem



Tenure-track Position in Interaction Design (80%); Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Deadline October 6 2013. We are particularly interested in applicants whose profile is multidisciplinary and whose work focuses on innovative design approaches within the context of ecological-economic sustainability and socio-cultural responsibility. The candidate’s research and teaching interests should be related to topic of embodied and spatial interaction design. Read more about Tenure-track Position in Interaction Design (80%); Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)



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