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.

'Internet of Things' Projects Embrace New RTI Business Model

Source: "Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time infrastructure software company, today announced the significant momentum achieved by its aggressive new business model, rolled out last fall. Introduced in September 2012, RTI Open Community Source (OCS) and royalty-free licensing created a surge of new commercial customers, developers and projects." Read more about 'Internet of Things' Projects Embrace New RTI Business Model



Mike Wheatley: There’s no holding back the Internet of Things

Source: "There’s no holding back the Internet of Things – this is where the world’s heading, and we’re already seeing it in concepts ranging from smart electricity meters to IBM’s rather more ambitious Smart Cities initiatives. The basic fundamental holding IoT together is connectivity, a world in which machines with intelligent sensors are hooked up to the web, Read more about Mike Wheatley: There’s no holding back the Internet of Things



Blast Theory is currently inviting applications for the 20 Wellington Road Residency Programme for 2014.

Blast Theory is currently inviting applications for the 20 Wellington Road Residency Programme for 2014. Please submit your application by 31st July on the form available to download from here.
 
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The Internet of Things: Talk Talk Talk, But Nothing To Say

Source, Brian Proffitt: "As I outlined in an earlier piece on the subject, the Internet of Things is currently limited by the fact that manufacturers have embraced a profusion of incompatible protocols for communicating with their devices. These protocols are effectively different languages. As a result, devices connected to the Internet often can't speak to each other even if they wanted to. Read more about The Internet of Things: Talk Talk Talk, But Nothing To Say



Alex Gluhak & Rob van Kranenburg: IERC Activity chain on societal implications of IoT technology – Initiation session summary

This document provides a session summary of the initiation session of a new IERC activity chain (AC) on Societal implications of IoT technologies. The session took place during the IoT week in Helsinki. The meeting was well attended.


Sam Kleidsen: Will the Internet of Things change everything?

Source: "By connecting all objects in the physical world to the web, are we ushering in a new golden age of ease and efficiency – or an Orwellian techno-nightmare? So what is the Internet of Things? Well, it’s too wide-ranging, too nebulous a concept to describe in one pithy soundbite, but we’ll give it a shot: it’s when objects in the physical world connect to the web – and each other.
 


Heinz-Guenter Kuelzhammer: EDITORIAL IoT-A Newsletter Special #6

Kevin Ashton, in his opening talk at IoT - Week 2013, Helsinki: “But one thing I know for sure is, now that the Internet of Things is the present and not the future...
 You find this special edition mainly covering the recent line up of events for IoT-A: IoT China 2013, IoT Forum Brazil and IoT Week 2013, Helsinki with selected sessions, in particular on the stakeholder workshops. Read more about Heinz-Guenter Kuelzhammer: EDITORIAL IoT-A Newsletter Special #6



Caroline Nevejan: Mediating Justice: the changing nature of presence in the era of ubiquitous technology

The ubiquitous use of media and networks has fundamentally changed social and organizational processes in today's societies. The speed and scale of information and communication is challenging the process of Justice. The mediated courtroom, in on- and offline contexts, with new types of evidence...
 


Chloe Green: Is Internet of Things to big an idea?

Source:...."Maurizio Pilu is currently director of the Connected Digital Economy Catapult, a project set up by the Technology Strategy Board to nurture the UK’s digital economy.
Before that, he led the TSB’s “Internet of things” programme. Pilu argues that the Internet of things is an “evolution, not a revolution”, one that has already been going for quite some time.
 


Tom Vu: an introduction to Kevin Ashton's recent IoT Keynote

SourceATMEL: "Recently, a number of industry heavyweights have taken a keen interest in the Internet of Things (IoT). Essentially, the IoT involves various nodes collectively generating a tremendous amount of data.  We know there is a strong emphasis now for the “Things being connected”....Remember, there are dependencies across the stack and layers of technology even down to the byte level. 


Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: Internet of Things Meetup 23 (and a waiting list)

Internet of Things Meetup 23Xively
, 4th Floor, 13-21 Curtain Road, EC2A 3LT, London.
19h00 - Welcome from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) & Fee Schmidt-Soltau (@feeschmidts) with updates from Xively

19h10- David Ryan (@oobles) Argot - A language for the Internet of Things


Marc Pous: The Internet of Things Meetup Munich, July 19, 2013

The workshop will have open talks (10-12h) followed by a discussion. After that we would like to held a collaborative exploration of the future of the Internet of Things. We will focus on the topic related with the social network of the Internet of Things with a brainstorming + discussion leaded by Marc Pous. The workshop will finish at 16.00 with some beers included at the end of the session. Read more about Marc Pous: The Internet of Things Meetup Munich, July 19, 2013



Nathaniel Mott: Let's kill the word 'smart'

So let’s stop referring to every device that connects to the Internet as “smart.” If not, eventually some (smart) ass is going to take it to the next level and lead us down the (smart) road to the (smart) apocalypse by developing a “geniusphone” or a “savant television.”

Or perhaps Florida willaccidentally write a law banning the use of just about everything you own.

Whichever comes first. Read more about Nathaniel Mott: Let's kill the word 'smart'



Co creating the Internet of Things with children: Towards Changing the Paradigm

Seminar, September 20, London, UK. Maxcap is 25-30. Register with nikolic.a.marija at gmail.com and kranenbu at xs4all.nl
Organizers: 
Marija Nikolic (SHARE)
Rob van Kranenburg (Council, Internet of People)
Ashley Hall (Innovation Design Engineering Programme, School of Design, RCA)
Location
Royal College of Art - Battersea, 15-25 Howie St, London SW11 4AS
 
 
 

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Veronica Combs: Infonaut is building an Internet of things to help hospitals fight infections

Source: "Hospital-acquired infections are the fourth leading cause of death in America, killing more people than AIDS and breast cancer combined (50,000 vs. 49,000 approximately). Infonaut tracks patients, staff and assets in hospitals within six inches of accuracy. Niall Wallace said that the company’s technology helps hospitals figure out how and when diseases Read more about Veronica Combs: Infonaut is building an Internet of things to help hospitals fight infections



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