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Welcome to the 2011 Awards!
Join us in honoring the year's best projects, companies and ideas that are helping to create the Internet of Things.  


Please take a few moments to submit a nomination or vote for your favourites in each category.

Timeline:
Nominations and Voting: Nov 22-Dec 16th
Winners Announced: Dec 19th

CATEGORIES


vote1Each of the 9 categories will have a winner, runner-up and an Editors' Choice selection. 
2011 List of Categories:

-Consumer Product
-DIY Project
-Technical Development
-Networked Art
-Enterprise Implementation  -Self Tracking Product
-Environmental Implementation -Design Fiction

-Open Source Project

RULES


Voting and Nomination Guidelines:
- You are allowed to nominate yourself.
- Spamming is not allowed (Promoting is encouraged). Users are allowed 3 votes per category.
- Nominated websites and products must be publicly available.
There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.
- Since this is the first annual IoT Awards, nominations can be given for work completed before the 2011 calendar year.

- Submissions for multiple categories are allowed.

Please send any additional questions or comments to hello@postscapes.com
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best-design-fiction
One of the thought leaders in this category Julian Bleecker sums the topic up well in his essay "Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction" with these words:

"I proposed “design fiction” in order to think about how design can tell thoughtful, speculative stories through objects.........I decided on fiction not so much to create objects that are for storytelling, but to create objects that help think through matters-of-concern. I am interested in working through materialized thought experiments. Design fictions are propositions for new, future things done as physical instantiations rather than future project plans done through PowerPoint."

"Smart, creative, imaginative ways of linking ideas to their materialization really do matter, because the future matters, and we will use whatever means possible to do create these better worlds, including the simultaneous deployment of science, fact, fiction and design."

2011 Best Design Fiction

Total Votes: 2428

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Song of the Machine
By: Superflux
http://www.superflux.in/work/song-machine
Description: "Song of the Machine explores the possibilities of this new, modified – even enhanced – vision, where wearers adjust for a reduced resolution by tuning into streams of information and [More...]electromagnetic+vistas%2C+all+inaccessible+to+the+%E2%80%98normally%E2%80%99+sighted.+%22
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Urbanflow Helsinki By: Nordkapp.fi and Urbanscale.org
http://helsinki.urbanflow.io/

Description: Urbanflow envisions an operating system for cities. The scenario explored in the video revolves around situated urban screens and their potential uses.
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117

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Storytelling Chair



By: Mia Kos
http://www.mia-kos.com/storytellingchair.html

Description: "From technical side it's a small system based on simple electronics and Arduino, which enables the chair to start telling stories or reciting poetry, when pressure is applied on the sitting part. The aim of the project is to explore expressive abilities [More...]of+well-known+objects+and+how+these+abilities+can+be+enhanced+with+technology%2C+hopefully+resulting+in+new%2C+more+compelling+objects.%22
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84

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Skål

http://www.skaal.no/
Description: "Skål is a media player designed for the home that lets you interact with digital media using physical objects. You place objects in a wooden bowl to play back related media on the TV. Skål makes media playful."
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Biophilia - Organ Crafting



By: Veronica Ranner
http://bit.ly/hI9mUx

Description :If genetically modified silk worms could weave the scaffold for your donor heart instead of a machine – what would you prefer?

A newly programmed sericulture would weave biodegradable scaffolds for organs, tissues, biosensors and even products - from ‘hardware’ to novel ‘wetware’. [More...]The+silk+worm+Bombyx+Mori+has+been+domesticated+for+more+than+5000+years+-+genetically+modified+it+could+be+a+biological+factory+of+the+future.
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Solar Sinter Project

By: Markus Kayser
http://www.markuskayser.com/

Description: "This project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance. In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech [More...]production+technology.%22
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TABLEAU: Physical email By: Supermechanical
http://supermechanical.com/tableau/

Description: "Tableau is an refinished heirloom nightstand that stores and retrieves memories using a Twitter account. It acts as a bridge between users of physical and digital media, taking the best parts of [More...]both.+The+nightstand+quietly+drops+photos+it+sees+on+its+Twitter+feed+into+its+drawer%2C+for+the+owner+to+discover.+Images+of+things+placed+in+the+drawer+are+posted+to+its+account+as+well.%22
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Artificial Biological Clock



By Revital Cohen
http://www.revitalcohen.com/

Details: The object is fed information from her doctor, therapist and bank manager via an online service and when she is physically, mentally and financially ready to conceive the object awakes, seeking her attention. Acting as a "constant reminder of the temporary and fragile nature [More...]of+fertility.%22
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Virtual Gravity - the physical weight of data

By: Silke Hilsing
http://www.virtualgravity.de/
Description: "Virtual gravity is an interface between digital and analog world. With the aid of analog carriers, virtual terms can be taken up and transported from a loading screen to an analog scale. The importance and popularity of these terms (data base: [More...]Google+Insights+for+Search%29%2C+outputted+as+a+virtual+weight%2C+can+be+weighed+physically+and+compared.+Therefore+impalpable%2C+digital+data+get+an+actual+physical+existence+and+become+a+sensually+tangible+experience.%22
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35

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Recompose

By: Matthew Blackshaw, Anthony DeVincenzi, David Lakatos
Description: "Recompose is a new system for manipulation of an actuated surface."
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Trust Alarm Clock


Description: "The design brief was simply to make an alarm clock that embodied the principle — an alarm clock that highlighted the idea that trust is a relationship between people......The alarm setting ritual starts when one sets the wake-up time using a dial on the back of the clock. While doing this, the fob timer is configured so that its count down would expire and the fob would [More...]%E2%80%9Calarm%E2%80%9D+when+the+alarm+clock+setter+would+like+to+wake+up.+The+ritual+is+completed+when+the+fob+is+removed+from+the+main+component+and+given+to+a+most+trusted+friend.+In+that+ritual+of+handing+over+the+fob%2C+the+network+of+trust+is+established+and+embodied.+The+%E2%80%9Chandshake%E2%80%9D+of+the+passing+represents+the+creation%2C+or+the+invigoration+of+trust+in+its+most+elemental+form.+Handing+over+the+fob+signals+that+there+is+Trust+amongst+this+small%2C+two-person+social+network.%22
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SEED: 'the total recall agent'



By:shohei nakamura, moon hwan lee, and oung wook jung
Description: "The target user of the 'total recall agent' seed, is someone who wants to memorize previous experiences, particularly in the case of travelers who want to hold onto vivid memories about their experiences and show them to close friends and family. the device acts as a 'travel agent' in the shape of a flying balloon [More...]that+records+one%27s+activities+while+on+vacation%2C+using+computer+technology+to+share+these+travel+experiences+with+others.+the+%27seed%27+focuses+on+the+way+of+recording+and+sharing+precious+memories+as+vivid+as+possible.+its+services+provide+three+values%3A+%3Cbr+%2F%3E%0Asharing%2C+remembering+and+guiding.+%22
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Squamata headset

Description: "The concept of his headphone was to make an public depiction of one’s frame of mind rather than a set of headphones that just reacted to the hits of every song. Inner atmosphere is communicated through a skin of reflective scales."
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New Needs in an Augmented World

By: Ludwig Zeller
http://www.ludwigzeller.de/project/new-needs.html

Description: The objects INTROSPECTRE, DROMOLUX and OPTOCOUPLER explore the needs of a society predicated on the transfer and consumption of information. How will we change through the symbioses of information technology and human mind?
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Gusho - A Reactive Dress that Responds to RF Radiation



By: Laura Malinverni
http://www.interindisciplinate.eu/

Description: GUSHO is an electro-mechanical dress that reacts to increasing levels of electromagnetic radiation. For example, a call from a mobile phone emitting RF radiation triggers the dress to physically transform. [More...]The+dress+is+created+with+an+Arduino%2C+a+RF+sensor+and+a+compressor+that+inflates+the+bicycle+tubes+used+to+structure+the+garment.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's awards - Over 100 projects and 16,000 votes were submitted.