Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

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Adam Greenfield
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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

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Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. How will it change us? how can we shape its emergence?

Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing... even smart bathtubs. networked street signs and self-describing soda cans. Gestural interfaces like those seen in Minority Report. The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet.

All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls "everyware." In a series of brief, thoughtful meditations, Greenfield explains how everyware is already reshaping our lives, transforming our understanding of the cities we live in, the communities we belong to--and the way we see ourselves.


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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing 2012-11-08 23:23:49 Hakan
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Reviewed by Hakan    November 08, 2012

Great slides & raenidg list mister Yet I think there're at least 2 more books which should definitely be part of this for they not only ask the important questions why we need all this technology, frame how to best use it, but too are full of inspirational anecdotes and projects of a more human focused & ethical approach to design:John Thackara: In the bubble Neil Gershenfeld: Fab I like the Adam Greenfield piece inspired part of your talk about considering design activity within it's surrounding context shell. I think we'll need to go even further and become truly literate in systems thinking, understand & accept that our products (of play or not, physical or not) are due to become part of and will have an effect on a bigger network. To realise this we need to shift design & innovation efforts from isolated projects towards continuous processes, much like in nature. Small steps, more often. Nothing new Finally re:your slides about scale more to do with scales of time, but I totally subscribe to Stewart Brand's theory about architectural layers (site, structure, skin down to stuff ). Each layer exists in a different time scale and each layer mainly interacts only with its immediate neighbours .Rock on!

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