Thingful moves into ‘beta’

thingful:

We are delighted to announce that after 10 months work, Thingful has now moved into beta with a range of important features having been introduced since launch back in December 2013.

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On top of the basic Internet of Things search functionality that we launched with, here are some of…

Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments – talk at ProductTank

thingful:

Thingful founder & CEO, Usman Haque gave a talk at ProductTank in London about data and the Internet of Things: http://www.mindtheproduct.com/2014/05/video-smart-people-dumb-objects-networked-environments/ 

See the video here: 

Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments - Usman Haque from MindTheProduct on Vimeo.

thingful:

Thingful around the world!

(via haque)

futurescope:

// Nice Map. Have a look at Germany! Gamma Radiation Sensors all over the place.

prostheticknowledge:

Thingful

An online map that marks and records public Internet-Of-Things projects around the world:

Thingful is a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things, providing a geographical index of where things are, who owns them, and how and why they are used.

Today, millions of people and organisations around the world already have and use connected ‘things’, ranging from energy monitors, weather stations and pollution sensors to animal trackers, geiger counters and shipping containers. Many choose to, or would like to, make their data available to third parties – either directly as a public resource or channeled through apps and analytical tools.

Thingful organises ‘things’ around locations and categories and structures ownership around Twitter profiles (which can be either people or organisations), enabling citizens to discuss why and how they are using their devices and data. Because, the ‘who’, ‘why’ and ‘where’ are ultimately far more important in The Public Internet of Things than the ‘what’.

Explicitly built for people, communities, companies and cities that want to make the data from these ‘things’ available and useful to others, Thingful aggregates and indexes public information from some of the major IoT platforms and data infrastructures around the world, providing direct links to datasets and profile pages for the public things that it knows about.

While this is interesting to see the scope of a potential future of internet-controllable objects … you can’t help think that there would be a huge vulnerability and scale of cyber-attacks to home devices that would be unsettling (such as this story where a baby monitor was accessed by a hacker).

You can explore Thingful yourself here

(via emergentfutures)

About Thingful
Thingful is a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things, providing a geographical index of where things are, who owns them, and how and why they are used.
Today, millions of people and organisations around the world already have and use connected ‘things’, ranging from energy monitors, weather stations and pollution sensors to animal trackers, geiger counters and shipping containers. Many choose to, or would like to, make their data available to third parties – either directly as a public resource or channeled through apps and analytical tools.

About Thingful

Thingful is a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things, providing a geographical index of where things are, who owns them, and how and why they are used.

Today, millions of people and organisations around the world already have and use connected ‘things’, ranging from energy monitors, weather stations and pollution sensors to animal trackers, geiger counters and shipping containers. Many choose to, or would like to, make their data available to third parties – either directly as a public resource or channeled through apps and analytical tools.

re-workblog:

RE.WORK Cities Summit
13.12.13    //     #reworkcities

See you in London soon!

re-workblog:

RE.WORK Cities Summit

13.12.13    //     #reworkcities

See you in London soon!

Week picks #9

COSM 


STADSLAB AMSTERDAM 


COMMON SENSE
Mobile sensing for community action



Week picks series features every Friday some initiatives and projects I found or want to highlight on this blog. It will help me to track new findings from community groups, startups or local governments working and delivering solutions relevant to the issues of this blog. I often bookmark them or save them on Tumblr while I wait to use them. Maybe this a good way.

Usman Haque - Data, Napkins, and Digital Urbanism from Stuart Candy on Vimeo.

Video of the Day: Usman Haque on Global Open Data for Digital Urbanism (via P2P Foundation)

haque design + research: Notes from my talk at the Open IoT Assembly, June 16-17 2012

Great notes by Usman Haque, particularly these two points:

- the spectacularisation of data, revelling in complexity only so that ‘experts’ can rescue us from the cacophony: scientists, urban planners, yes, even artists

- the concerning thing about this neo-postivism is when it’s applied to the design and manipulation of our cities because these processes have their own ‘god fantasies’:

  • efficiency (those big biz initiatives that use “Smart” throughout their PR material)
  • predictability
  • homogeneity
  • all the things that go counter to the sustainability of what makes a city a city
  • social goals that rarely have anything to do with technology and sound suspiciously like the sorts of things urban planners were saying in the 50s and 60s when they gave us highways and highrises/tower blocks

haque:

- why are we here at the Open Internet of Things Assembly, what are we all trying to do?

- one view, the Cosm firehose: data data data

- problem comes when people think that this equates to ‘knowledge’ (Wisdom/Knowledge/Info/Data paradigm)

- enlightenment project, rationality — if we…

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