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.

Mohana Ravindranath: Building the ‘Internet of things’

“We’ve got a handyman down the road who could have come in and fixed everything,” Hawkinson said.
The experience prompted him to begin work on a sensor capable of alerting his smartphone if something went awry again. That led him to imagine a product allowing a homeowner to remotely turn off lights, unlock doors or even send for a plumber."


Rick Robinson: The TI Sensor Kit and the Internet of Things

Source: "Be the first to comment! Share: 13 Tweet 0 Share 2 Share 0 15 The fast-growing “Internet of Things” has pulled mobile operating systems like Android into everything from thermostats to light fixtures. Because the OS is open-source and freely available, you don’t need to ask any big firm’s permission to use it. And thanks to a sensor kit from Texas Instruments, developers can now experiment with an endless range of products.  Read more about Rick Robinson: The TI Sensor Kit and the Internet of Things



Christopher Mims: Flutter: The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

The result is an in-the-works project called Flutter. It’s what Taylor calls a “second network”—an alternative to Wi-Fi that can cover 100 times as great an area, with a range of 3,200 feet, using relatively little power, and is either the future of the way that all our connected devices... Read more about Christopher Mims: Flutter: The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on



Richard Chirgwin: Billions of sensors need novel routing schemes and the IETF is on the job

Source: "Whether you consider the Internet of Things (all the way up to the Internet of Everything) to be the Way of The FutureTM or just This Year's Buzzword® something of an exaggeration, there's a good chance some of you will run into some of its real-world manifestations in the near future. Read more about Richard Chirgwin: Billions of sensors need novel routing schemes and the IETF is on the job



Shelly Dutton: Is There a Future for the Internet of Things?

My refrigerator runs on the Internet of Things In addition to doing the tasks we normally expect, my refrigerator has a Wi-Fi supported LCD screen that features 8 apps: Memos, Photos, Epicurious, Calendar, WeatherBug, AP, Pandora, and Twitter. Some of the apps are specifically designed for the refrigerator, while others are apps we’ve come to know and love. Read more about Shelly Dutton: Is There a Future for the Internet of Things?



The Computer After Me: Online public outreach for AWARENESS

We've nearly come to the end of the FET Coordination Action: Awareness, Self-awareness in Autonomic Systems. Three years of hard work accompanied by illuminating insight into a challenging research area. As a final push for maximum impact we've designed a curated webspace where you can view some of our most interesting resources, Read more about The Computer After Me: Online public outreach for AWARENESS



Claro Partners & WebVisions: IoT Lab Chicago 2013

Source: The Internet of Things (IoT) Lab is a weekend-long event for designers, developers, makers and strategists to explore the extensive range of opportunities around connected devices. Forget the internet-connected fridge – the IoT Lab will help attendees ideate and create prototypes of tech-enabled products and services that provide functionality that people really need. Read more about Claro Partners & WebVisions: IoT Lab Chicago 2013



David Berlind: Broadcom’s Internet of Things Strategy Could Yield Bumper Crop For Developers

Source: " Most people — especially developers — don’t know or care about what Broadcom is. For decades however, some of the biggest brands in the industry (Apple, Samsung, Dell, etc.) have relied on the semiconductor maker to enable the computers and mobile devices they sell for network and GPS connectivity.  Read more about David Berlind: Broadcom’s Internet of Things Strategy Could Yield Bumper Crop For Developers



Ben van Lier: The Internet of Things: what kind of ‘things’ are we manufacturing?

Source: "In 1989, Langdon Winner asked himself the question: “As we make things work, what kind of world are we making’’? This question has probably never been as topical than at a time where more and more objects are developed, manufactured and maintained which are or will be connected to the Internet.  Read more about Ben van Lier: The Internet of Things: what kind of ‘things’ are we manufacturing?



Nancy Gohring:Local Motion aims to bring consumer car-sharing tactics to big businesses

Source: "Former Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky hopes to bring “the shared economy to the enterprise.” That’s the headline for a blog post where Sinofsky announced a $6 million investment, lead by Andreessen Horowitz, in Local Motion, a company that’s a lot like Car2Go or Zipcar but for the enterprise. Read more about Nancy Gohring:Local Motion aims to bring consumer car-sharing tactics to big businesses



Francesca Bria: Supporting and growing digital social innovation in Europe, what needs to change?

Source: At this open workshop we will present emerging findings from a major new study on digital social innovation (DSI) in Europe. The research is commissioned by the European Commission, DG Connect and run by Nesta, in partnership with the WAAG Society, ESADE, IRI and Future Everything.  Read more about Francesca Bria: Supporting and growing digital social innovation in Europe, what needs to change?



Francesca Bria: What is the Internet of Things and how it will change social?

What does Internet of Things means for Social Media, Customer Relation Management, Advertising and storytelling? What new kind of jobs can we foresee? Can we build a balance between online and offline experience or will IoT engender a hybrid reality where the generations to come simply have no more clue about what their grandparents mean with reality?


Mark Garrison: 'The Internet of Things': The future is now

Source: "We talk from time to time on Marketplace Tech about the "Internet of Things" -- the world where every thing is connected together, from appliances to cars to us. The concept can be a bit abstract, but Kevin Roose, writing for New York Magazine, makes it more concrete. For a week he plunged in to the Internet of Things and tells Marketplace Tech's Mark Garrison why the future is almost here." Read more about Mark Garrison: 'The Internet of Things': The future is now



John Ribeiro: ARM acquires Sensinode, a vendor of software for 'Internet of Things'

Source: "ARM has acquired Sensinode in Finland in its bid to provide technology and processors for the "Internet of things," consisting of a variety of low-power and inexpensive devices including sensors communicating with the Internet and one another. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more about John Ribeiro: ARM acquires Sensinode, a vendor of software for 'Internet of Things'



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



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