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.

Steve Patterson; Android joins the 'internet of things'

Steve Patterson: "The Ube team applied their experience in consumer electronics, semiconductors and high-volume manufacturing to improve and reduce the cost of home automation. They believe that they will find customers that will buy their smart power outlets and light dimmers. Made digital by the addition of an Android SoC, these commonplace devices are designed to control and measure power. Read more about Steve Patterson; Android joins the 'internet of things'



Arlen Nipper on The Internet of Things: It is here.

Arlen Nipper "has been designing embedded computer hardware and software for 33 years. Arlen graduated from Oklahoma State University and worked in the oil patch for 10 years learning tons of useful stuff about "how things work" in the real world. The next part of Arlen's career path led to signing up with a startup technology company called NovaTech providing design and integration services using embedded computer technology." Read more about Arlen Nipper on The Internet of Things: It is here.



Siegfried Dais: Looking for unusual approaches and new business models

 

Dr. Siegfried Dais, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH, speaks about a lab for the internet of things & services (IoT), which Bosch founded in September 2012 with the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

He also explains why the cooperation between industry and academia is important for Bosch. Read more about Siegfried Dais: Looking for unusual approaches and new business models



IoT Semantics challenges and Interoperability, 22-23 October 2012- Mandelieu

Internet of Things (IoT) features an increasingly large number of diverse devices and resources that report resource status, provide observations and measurements, and communicate with other resources or even applications. The distributed and heterogeneous nature of the IoT makes interoperability among "Things" a challenging task and necessitates techniques that can facilitate automated machine processing. Read more about IoT Semantics challenges and Interoperability, 22-23 October 2012- Mandelieu



*Digital Cultures Research Centre/UWE - PhD Scholarship*, *Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October*

The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) at the University of the West of England in Bristol is recruiting a new fully-funded PhD student to start in January 2013. We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate in one of the research theme areas of Play, Collaborative Media, Pervasive Media and the Attention Economy. Read more about *Digital Cultures Research Centre/UWE - PhD Scholarship*, *Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October*



Council & Sensing Centre China present: From Smart to Wise Life, Wuxi, October 26

Wise implies that there is learning over time, both from citizens as well as from machines. Wise also brings with it more ethical questions, not just on privacy and security but deep philosophical questions about the relationships between humans and their environment. These questions do not halt innovation, no they are a key and unique selling point in building sustainable and inclusive business models. Read more about Council & Sensing Centre China present: From Smart to Wise Life, Wuxi, October 26



IoT-A Meetup on Internet of Things in Frankfurt during ID World

The Internet of Things session chaired by Rob van Kranenburg, Stakeholder Coordinator of IoT-A at ID WORLD With: Niko Hossain, Senior Innovation Manager - Lufthansa Cargo, Stefania Leonardi, Student of the Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety - Università degli Studi di Milano,  Mirko Ross, CEO - Echolot Digital Worx, Martin Fiedler, Senior Researcher - Fraunhofer Institute Materialflow & Logistics and Tom Miller, Director - Stuart & Deville. Read more about IoT-A Meetup on Internet of Things in Frankfurt during ID World



IoT-A Special Session in Wuxi, October 26

In this session we will look at how transnational and global arguments can be made to inform global interoperable architectures that will leave national and local focal points intact and fully regional yet collaborate on the level of energy efficiency in choosing wise and dynamic protocols and procedures.

The IoT-A special session is scheduled on Oct.25, 13:45-15:00. Moderation: Rob van Kranenburg and Junyu Wang. Read more about IoT-A Special Session in Wuxi, October 26



Zoran Basich and Emily Maltby: Looking for the 'Next Big Thing'? Ranking the Top 50 Start-Ups

This Year's List Shows a Focus on Business Tech as Health Care and Energy Fade: "Charlie Vogt is chief executive of Genband, a Frisco, Texas, provider of Internet-based telecom services that topped this year's ranking. Venture capitalists are still investing in flashy Internet start-ups, but the "Next Big Thing" is more likely to be a maker of humdrum Internet plumbing for businesses. Read more about Zoran Basich and Emily Maltby: Looking for the 'Next Big Thing'? Ranking the Top 50 Start-Ups



Steve Hershberger:The Internet of Things will drive Social Marketing

Steve Hershberger: "....If the Mayan’s are wrong about the world ending in a few months, then set your alarm for the next big happening to be  the Internet of Things.  Just keep in mind you won’t see it actually occur.  There will be no big iPhone 5 hoopla, however you might see it found in the background of a tv commercial or YouTube video.  IoT will continue to slowly expand until its ambient (connecting most things in the most useful way, as defined by the use Read more about Steve Hershberger:The Internet of Things will drive Social Marketing



Keller Easterling: An Internet of Things

Keller Easterling: An “internet of things” describes a world embedded with so many digital devices that the space between them consists not of dark circuitry but rather the space of the city itself. The computer has escaped the box, and ordinary objects in space are carriers of digital signals. This capacity seems to finally fulfill the dream of artists and architects of the mid- to late twentieth century, among them Jack Burnham, Cedric Price, Archigram, and Christopher Alexander, who experimented with a cybernetic apparatus for modeling space. Read more about Keller Easterling: An Internet of Things



Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle: editorial e-flux: so how did Internet of Things happen?

Editorial: "As we continue to reflect upon the chain of political upheavals of 2011, it may be interesting to consider a particular shift in the status of information technology, now that it has been deployed as such a powerful force in facilitating the rise of a new popular voice. But first, how did this happen? Read more about Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle: editorial e-flux: so how did Internet of Things happen?



Internet of Things; OCD and Feedback

From Pervasive Comlputing: "A group of researchers performed experiments and concluded that “the OCD group performed significantly worse than controls in the temporal ordering task despite showing normal recognition memory. Patients were also impaired in ‘feeling-of-doing’ judgments, suggesting they have a lack of self-awareness of their performance” (M.A. Jurado et al., “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Read more about Internet of Things; OCD and Feedback



Tim Bouckley: DEATH LAMP 2012

An experimental project resulting in an 'intelligent' lamp that can learn its user behaviour. It responds to over-use by suffering a heart attack, and to neglect by committing suicide.

The project centers on the ability of products to quantify and provide feedback on their use frequency, and the role this feedback plays on product psychology, imagining a time when our relationships with the products and devices we own resemble those we share with people. Read more about Tim Bouckley: DEATH LAMP 2012



Open World Forum: Focus on KidExperiment

Focus on KidExperiment. In association with Hackidemia, Mini-Share & Les Petits Débrouillards d’Ile-de-France . Based on the experience of Mini-Share conference, for the first time, at Open World Forum, a mini-conference for kids!

If kids are the future they also need to be fully aware of what "digital" means, to discover, to test, to experiment....and as they are sometimes more creative than us, to help us to go one step forward! Read more about Open World Forum: Focus on KidExperiment



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