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.

Entry Nr 3: The Internet of Things as a Metaphor For Panopticon, Why or Why Not? Contest: Dan Calloway

By Dan Calloway, 2 January 2012

At the very heart of the controversy with the association of the Internet of Things with the 18th Century British Philosopher, Jeremy Bentham (Lyon, 1994), and his concept of the Panopticon as the central controlling mechanism over what was a failing prison system of the time, and the perception—real or imaginary—

Entry Nr 2: What is the opposite of Panopticon Contest? : Kim Chandler

How the eConomy becomes the meConomy:

By: Kim Chandler McDonald

: "In response to, ‘Panopticon as a metaphor of the Internet of Things – why not? But if it were the opposite?’ I propose two things:

1) Individuals are responsible for themselves, and as such, must guard themselves and their ‘property’ - the place they live on the net - and the information kept there. And

Entry Nr 1: Panopticon as a metaphor of the Internet of Things - Contest: Sally Applin

Sally Applin: "I would argue the point that rather than being only a Panopticon, the IoT is more likely to be a combination--if permitted to exist--between various perceptions. (This gets back to PolySocial Reality and perception, but I won't digress too much for the purposes of this discussion.) Some will see it as a Panopticon, due to the various reasons that have been suggested, but others may see it as Holoptism, where "everything is visible to all."

Glyn Moody: Interview with Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation

Glyn Moody: Interview with Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation: "My sense is that [companies] understand that this idea of the Internet of things is not just a bunch of hype, that a picture frame is at some point going have a chip in it and be connected to a network, and this light bulb will, and all sorts of different things are going to be successful that way. They don't quite know what the next iPhone is going to be, or what the next great digital picture frame is going to look like,

Think of a Facebook for things: Evrythng

Think of a Facebook for things − "individual things with unique digital profiles, like we have, to update, share and add to. Evrythng is a new internet software company providing these online profiles, or Active Digital Identities, for any physical object. In other words, Evrythng wants to organize the world’s objects with an Active Digital Identity (ADI) for every thing. We have a vision of dynamic digital services and experiences connecting people and things — where every product and other physical objects are part of the Web.

C-PET Report on the Internet of Things

C-PET is pleased to announce the publication of its recent report on the Internet of Things. "As a result of a recent C-PET Internet of Things (IoT) round table teleconference and the recent 3rd Annual Internet of Things Europe 2011 conference in Brussels it was thought appropriate to share the following paper. This report is a summary extract of the key points discussed at a C-PET IoT conference held in December 2009.

Levi R. Bryant: The Democracy of Objects

Levi R. Bryant: The Democracy of Objects: "Since Kant, philosophy has been obsessed with epistemological questions pertaining to the relationship between mind and world and human access to objects. In The Democracy of Objects, Bryant proposes that we break with this tradition and once again initiate the project of ontology as first philosophy. Drawing on the object-oriented ontology of Graham Harman, as well as the thought of Roy Bhaskar, Gilles Deleuze, Niklas Luhman, Aristotle, Jacques Lacan, Bruno Latour and the developmental systems theorists,

Application Field "Internet of things" : Advance Made in Light Slowing Techniques

ScienceDaily (Dec. 21, 2011) — : "In its latest issue, Nature Photonics, a journal published by the Naturegroup, includes an article by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València on the most significant advances worldwide in the field of light-slowing techniques applied to microwave photonics, which open the door to integrating multiple functionalities into optical chips in the short and medium term, and also to marketing these functionalities."

EU-Japan Memorandum of Understanding to promote cutting edge global IoT technologies

Tokyo, December 12, 2011: On December 14, 2011, during the TRONSHOW 2012 in Tokyo, the Ubiquitous Networking Lab of Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc. (UNL for short) and a consortium of European Stakeholders known as the European Internet of Things Alliance “EIoTA”,

Andrew Murphie: Fibreculture Journal: 19 the Ubiquity issue

Edited by Ulrik Ekman in Copenhagen, FCJ 19 presents a series of incisive analyses of current and future events/practices in ubiquitous computing. Leading thinkers in the area presented articles on actuated architectures, questions of interaction design, rethinking of computer/human relations, environmental critiques, the scripting of urban space, performative aesthetics, affective experience, pervasive gaming and feral computing.

Antonio Jara: International Workshop on Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things (esIoT-2012)

Antonio Jara: International Workshop on Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things (esIoT-2012) in conjuction with IEEE IMIS-2012. 4th-6th July (Palermo, Italy), co-organized by IoT6 European Project. Publications by IEEE and several special issues and books.

John Corbett: Wireless sensors tap ambient energy

John Corbett: Wireless sensors tap ambient energy: "Micro energy harvesting will become mainstream technology in 2012, writes John Corbett, sales director UK for EnOcean. Energy harvesting wireless sensor technology, which uses minute quantities of ambient solar, thermal or kinetic energy to drive self-powered radio modules, is already proven but has made significant progress during 2011 as more and more independent innovators are integrating energy harvesting modules and IP into their own products.


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