Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Tweeting House - Twitter and the Internet of things

The Twitter Thing
The Twitter phenomena continues to grow and fascinate. This report from the UK BBC connects ordinary household objects to the Twitter Universe.

RWW - source of story.
This story came from the RWW - the full article here.

Matt Jones - Webstock - Wellington 2009
The Demon Haunted World
If you are interested in exploring some interesting thinking behind all of the above, Helen Smith, IA/Design lead here at McGovern has been talking about this session from Matt Jones at the Wellington NZ Webstock 09 ever since since she heard it in February.
The Demon-Haunted World

"Since the 60s we've imagined the combination of computers and our environment would create both utopias and dystopias. Since the 80's we've seen academics, artists and corporate R&D labs prototype these futures from the top-down. Now, hackers are building sensors, bots and software into everything around them bottom-up, fast, cheap and out-of-control. They're creating environments that react, adapt and respond to us - and perhaps more importantly - each other:

The Demon-Haunted World. Matt's gives a whistlestop tour of those days of future past and pointers to some practical futures we can start building right now, together."

Video of presentation - plus download options, here.

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