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  • This seminar by UC Berkeley professor Eric Paulos is part of the Design at Large lecture series at Calit2 organized by CSE and CogSci professor Scott Klemmer.

    Abtract: This talk will present and critique a body of work evolving across several years of research at the intersection of computer science and design research. It will present an augment for hybrid materials, methods, and artifacts as strategic tools for insight and innovation within computing culture. It will explore and demonstrate the value of urban computing, citizen science, and maker culture as opportunistic landscapes for intervention, micro-volunteerism, and a new expert amateur. Finally, it will present and question emerging materials and strategies from the perspective of engineering, design, and new media.
  • This session was recorded at the RE.WORK Cities Summit that took place in London on 13th December 2013.


    The 'internet of things' and sensors are creating 'Smart cities' and collecting an unprecedented amount of information from citizens and movement in the city.

    There are many examples with important consequences on different aspects of our lives. For example, traffic: we already have cars that drive themselves or networks that allow us to not waste time and gasoline looking for a parking lot.

    Using similar systems we can intervene on so many aspects of a city -- from waste collection services to the citizen, from energy management to that of water.

    But what about the impact these top-down approaches have on the fears, anxieties and abilities of individuals and communities in the city?

    What is the impact and opportunities of the internet of things on our future cities at the level or infrastructure, government, and citizens?


    Jemima Kiss, Head of Technology, The Guardian

    Jemima Kiss joined the Guardian in 2006 and now leads the team covering big tech businesses, startups and consumer technology trends. She is a permanent fixture on the Tech Weekly podcast and sits on the British Journalism Review editorial board.

    Carlo Ratti, Director, Senseable Cities Lab, MIT
    A Few Points on a Smart (or Senseable) City

    Smart is the new 'green'. Smart city, smart transport, smart buildings - the label smart is now often used and abused. After reviewing the principles behind the 'smart city' concept - which Carlo prefers to call 'senseable city', this presentation will discuss ten areas of innovative applications. From transport to energy to civic engagement, something that could be called a decalogue for a senseable/smart city.

    An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and directs the MIT Senseable City Lab. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. Carlo holds several patents and has co-authored over 200 publications. Forbes listed him as one of the 'Names You Need To Know' in 2011 and Fast Company named him as one of the '50 Most Influential Designers in America'. He was also featured in Wired Magazine's 'Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world'.

    Marc Pous, Founder, theThings.IO
    The Next Big Thing: Stay Tuned to Your Screens!

    In 2015 there will be more than 25 billion objects connected to the Internet. From our household light bulbs to our cars, all the devices in our daily lives will be connected to the Internet. That will affect our daily lives from our houses to our cities. In the new reprogrammable world users will be able to interact and reprogram all of their Internet of Things gadgets. Can you imagine being able to reprogram your car with a special engine program to adjust the fuel consumption during your next trip? Can you imagine a system being able to know when a traffic light bulb has broken and a company get a message for an urgent repair service? The future of the cities is based on complex technologies, should they be open?

    Marc Pous is a computer engineer, founder, evangelist and blogger. He is the founder of theThings.IO, the next social network of the Internet of Things. He also organises the Internet of Things meetup at Barcelona and Munich. He had worked in different research centers focused on Smart Cities and Internet of Things during the last 6 years. He has been awarded with design mentions, challenges and hackathons prizes.

    Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor, King's College London

    Designing Smart Cities in 2013

    "Smart Cities" -- a trendy phrase likely to be hackneyed before even having achieved anything tangible in improving urban living conditions. Consultants, policy makers, think tanks -- they all paint a rosy future for and through these smart cities. However, there are a few of us out there who are actually sweating to make cities smart. Today. In this talk, I will review some 10 burning challenges we face as of the design year 2013, where focus is mainly on the use and deployment of smart city infrastructure rather than social, citizen and many other aspects.

    Mischa Dohler is Chair Professor at King's College London, UK. He is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE ComSoc and Editor-in-Chief of ETT. He has provided technical and thought leadership in wireless communications for 15 years, specifically in the fields of broadband 4G/5G wireless design, machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies. He has an in-depth understanding of research, innovation and business. His groundbreaking contributions have featured in the Wall Street Journal and BBC. He is the cofounder of Worldsensing, a company which has become one of the world's leading instrumentation companies in the Smart City, Construction and Seismic Acquisition markets.
  • M2M sensor platforms are evolving from the convergence of nanotechnology with digital media, AI, manufacturing and communications. This presentation provokes.

    Future of Internet of Things - Keynote Presentation by Matt Hatton, M.D, Machina Research at IoT WORLD FORUM 2013. IoT PPT Presentation. Internet of Things W.

    Mobile healthcare is a very sensitive topic. Although it is high on both personal and institutional agendas, the all-encompassing benefits of provisioning se.

    A Panel discussion with Ellen Sundh (Coda Collective) David Henricson Briggs (Playback Energy) Bradford Stephens (Ping Identity ) Adan DuVander (Programmable.

    Chris Baker, senior vice president, Worldwide ISV, OEM, and Java Sales at Oracle Discover innovative ways to harness your data, use it to drive smarter decis.

    With today's accelerating change and major technological advances, it's not surprising that university and college grads sometimes have a hard time even im.

    Owen Tripp, the co-founder of, addresses the balancing act between convenience and privacy in our connected world. As a recent Wired Magazine .

    Ontario's agri-food system is high tech, highly complex and internationally competitive with record high exports to markets including the U.S., Asia and Euro.

    Kate Bland demonstrates the unique capabilities of advanced mobile collaboration to support collaborative operations across industries and enterprise in IOT .

    Marie-Anne Neimat moderates a lively panel of experts as they define the Internet of Things vs. the Internet of People, examine what companies are trying to .

    What if your company could use data mining to discover new information, identify new trends and correlations, and create new knowledge? What if you could saf.

    Innovation in personalized medicine is generating new technologies that provide insights about health at the DNA level. This panel provides an industry scan .

    A major global player whose exports account for 70 per cent of total revenues, Ontario's aerospace industry is undergoing exciting transformations to meet th.

    Joakim Formo is Senior Researcher at the User Experience Lab at the research department of the global telecommunications company Ericsson. In this presentati.

    The future of transportation is being reshaped in remarkable ways as we extend wireless connectivity to the vehicle. From new information services for the tr.

    Discover The Internet of Things with Logical Advantage CTO, Dan Thyer, in this video from his Carolina Code Camp Builder Faire hand-on lab. From Halloween .

    Cities are a convergence of systems: transportation, housing, communication, technical, mechanical, ecological, economic, political and social. The evolving .

    Focusing on the human dimensions that are both critical and foundational in the IoT space, the panel on the importance of security, privacy and trust in the.

    Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE) Experiential Learning Program (ELP) supports Ontario post-secondary institutions to manage and grow established project.

    Embedded Linux / Internet of Things.

    By definition, The Internet of Things is literally having every thing connected in a vast, gigantic network, consisting of three layers: sensor layer, ne.

    In a province blessed with one of the world's largest supplies of fresh water, it's hard to think in terms of water scarcity. But growing demands on planet E.


    Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key pl.
  • Possibilities
    Chris Rezendes, founder and president of INEX Advisors, talks about the emergence of the Internet of Things—a worldwide deployment of tiny devices to measure, connect, and tear down the barriers between the analog and silicon worlds. While the focus has been on profit, Rezendes argues for a broader perspective. From water wells in Africa to America's own transportation infrastructure, the Internet of Things can help us put people above machines, faces before screens, and find the path for "AND."

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • What is the Internet of Things and is it truly the next wave of opportunity? Come listen to our panelists who will discuss how they are answering this question in their own unique way.

    A talk featuring Joachim Walewski (Siemens), Paul Gerhardt (Lockitron) and Jason Rosenthal (Lytro).
    Moderated by: Dave Liu (Jefferies).
  • More and more everyday objects – from automobiles to refrigerators and thermostats – are gaining the ability to communicate via sensors that connect them to the Internet and make them smart. While the Internet of Things holds unbelievable promise, opportunity, and excitement for consumers and companies alike, it also poses some challenges. Bringing a connected device to market can be complicated, and designing products and scaling businesses that are at the intersection of physical product and digital experiences is no easy task. We brought in a diverse group of experts to discuss these challenges and more at a recent Smart Salon entitled “The Agony & Ecstasy of Connected Devices: Tales from the front Line,” at Smart Design’s San Francisco studio. Panelists included: Renee DiResta, Principal, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Kevin Lee, Director of Product Strategy and User Experience, Samsung Mikal Greaves, Co-Founder and VP, Product Development, Play-i Sean Murphy, Director of Design Engineering, Smart Design --- Smart Design invites thought leaders and industry experts to participate in Smart Salons to exchange perspectives on timely topics in the areas of design, technology and business.
  • Den moderne designeren jobber mer med materialer enn noen gang før. Ikke bare håndgripelige materialer som web, software eller smarttelefonen, men også de mer uhåndgripelige som data, tid og nettverk. Spørsmålet er hvordan vi blir kjent med de ulike materialene og deres muligheter, det må til for å lage godt design. Det krever tid til utforskning, det er ikke nok å lese, se på dem eller å tegne litt, vi må grave dypere. Vi må leke, så kanskje det er bedre å tenke at du skal lage en leke heller enn å lage en prototype. I dette foredraget vil Tom se på hva materialer er og kan være. Han vil snakke om hvordan du kan tilnærme deg materialer, nytten ved å utforske, og verdien av å leke med dem.
  • Rachel is a data scientist at Misfit Wearables, where she wrangles noisy data and tries to quantify anything and everything she can. A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she's spent over a decade using data to explain, predict and influence behavior. She is active in the Bay Area hardware community and runs Sensored, a 1000+ person meetup group for people working on sensor devices and applications ( Rachel is an alum of the, Singularity University, and Rock Health, and her favorite hashtag is #geekparadise.
  • Greg Petroff is the Chief Experience Officer for GE Software and the GM for GE's UX Center of Excellence. Greg is leading efforts to define the human interface to the Industrial Internet, connecting people to machines and systems in meaningful ways.
  • Scott Jenson has been at the forefront of user interface design for over 20 years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and was on the original Newton team. Following that he was Director of Product Design for Symbian, managed the mobile UX group at Google and was Creative Director at frog design. As a battle scarred veteran of the software industry, Scott has shipped a consumer spreadsheet, been a part of over 10 different OS releases, 4 commercial web site revisions, designed 3 different mobile phone UIs, did the UX for the Google Mobile Maps, and has over 20 patents.
  • This discussion took place at the RE.WORK Technology Summit at LSO St Luke's London on 19 September 2013.

    MODERATOR: MARTIN BRYANT, Editor-in-Chief, The Next Web

    Martin Bryant is Editor-in-Chief at The Next Web, a leading online publication covering Internet technology, business and culture, where he oversees the site's editorial output. Martin has a particular interest in European startups and the evolution of media. He spends much time travelling the continent to meet the people behind the technologies that will shape the future. He is also co-founder of TechHub Manchester, part of TechHub's international network of physical and virtual spaces for technology startups.


    ANAB JAIN, Director, Superflux

     IoTA - The Internet of Things Academy

    The idea behind IoTA is to inspire a generation to use the power of the internet-of-things to tackle global challenges through an open, accessible web platform. Whether its security, climate, food and water, energy and even financial markets, we have seen a crisis in each of these areas in the first decade of the 21st century. The growing power of connected devices and open data can empower people to find systemic solutions to these challenges. For this, we need a technologically literate generation with a diversity of skills that our schools do not currently nurture. We believe that a platform that encourages more and more people to experiment with the technology and data in inventive, playful and ingenious ways is critical in order to build resilient strategies for a complex world. 

    VLAD TRIFA, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, EVRYTHNG

    The Web of Things - Augment your Products a Digital Life

    After a short introduction to the Web of Things, we will describe how everyday "dumb" objects can also be digitally augmented without sticking some electronics onto things to make them smarter. Thanks to Active Digital Identities (ADI), analogue products can now each have their own Web presence on the cloud that collects data about them and integrates them to other applications from ERP/CRM systems to social networks. In this workshop we will show the benefits of augmenting all kinds of physical products with ADIs - both from a consumer and manufacturer perspective.
  • Usman Haque is the director of Haque Design + Research, founder of and CEO of Connected Environments. He has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances around the world. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life.

    Trained as an architect, he received the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, a 2009 World Technology Award (art), a Wellcome Trust Sciart Award, a grant from the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science & Technology, the Swiss Creation Prize, Belluard Bollwerk International, the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize.


    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • Beyond the flying car: join top designers Julian Bleecker (Nokia, Near Future Laboratory), Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Really Interesting Group), and Anab Jain (Superflux) in an exploration of speculative design.
  • Dr. John Barrett is Head of Academic Studies at the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Group Director of the Centre's Smart Systems Integration Research Group. His research is focused on packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of smart systems in materials, objects and structures. He has been active in Irish and European R&D projects in the areas of packaging and systems integration for almost 30 years and has over 100 publications in topics related to his field.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • Charlampos Doukas talks about how he uses the "internet of things" to help him improve compliance in his own behavioral change.
  • This is an introductory video explaining the terms "M2M" and "Internet of Things", how they are affecting businesses, and what 2lemetry can do to provide business solutions. Illustrator: Alonica, ink.; @madonnalon
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