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Small Stories in 2008


This is what I have slightly mentioned in my short talk but had no time to play. “Small Stories in 2008” was produced in 2003 intended to draw up what a ubiquitous society should be like in 2008 as the title says. Enjoy the vide clip at you will find a real privacy issue. If your network seems slow, please try the other smaller one below.

Satoshi Sekiguchi (AIST)




This is Inaki Vazquez (Symplio) presentation:

"Social objects", presentation at the ICIS Physical Computing Workshop View more presentations from Symplio

And also a video about Symplio’s vision for the Internet of Things:

What an excellent set of discussions yesterday diving into areas of health, wellbeing, and human interaction with information and technologies, specifically those that offer challenges and opportunities with respect to physical and pervasive computing. Thanks for Jeff Burke (UCLA), Stacy Lindau (UChicago), John Manning (School of the Art Inst. of Chicago), and Kevin Patrick (UCSD/CalIT2) for organizing the day.

After two days of exploring broad application areas in the built environment and the humans who live there, day four will focus on a variety of technical challenges to physical and pervasive systems, including the organization and management of data streams, sharing and analysis of these data, and privacy and security associated with pervasive sensors and the information they will produce.

With our hands-on we are, as a group, getting some valuable first-hand insights into the technical challenges of developing and deploying the technologies we are discussing! Yesterday we continued to investigate the sensor network connectivity issues. We strongly suspect that between our wireless Internet, our wireless sensor network, and the concrete and steel surrounding us we have exhausted the capacity of the shared 2.4 GHz frequency range all of these systems use! A workaround, we hope, is on the horizon for this afternoon’s hands-on lab!

Regardless of the network congestion issues, we now all have our sensors configured (and in most cases working intermittently) to upload sensor data to their individual feeds on and our ad hoc sensors team has developed the code we need to interpret the sound and movement sensors on our wearables. This afternoon we would like to complete the hardware assembly of the wearables by adding interaction capabilities with a push-button switch and several LEDs, so bring your kits at 4pm and we’ll complete their configurations.


Please add your presentations to the blog! There are many amazing presentations happening (and at a rapid pace too). It’s often great to hear and see the presentations in person but there’s often a perfect phase, or slide from a presentation that’s hard to recall later, so please add your slides/pdf/presentations.¬†Thanks!

Here’s George Aye’s keynote on Transportation and Movement

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