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.WORK Cities Summit
13.12.13 // #reworkcities
See you in London soon!
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.
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)
- 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
- 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…
‘Bundled, Buried and Behind Closed Doors’ is a short documentary by filmmaker Ben Mendelson which offers viewers a glimpse inside one of the world’s most concentrated hubs of internet connectivity: 60 Hudson Street, New York.
Internet of things will have 24 billion devices by 2020 — Cloud Computing News
The Internet of Things, at least, Intel´s vision of Internet of Things
The Internet of Things continues to expand its reach with many platforms becoming more mature and products and services making it into the wild. We have compiled a list of 100 people influencing the topic on a daily basis whether through their evangelizing, standardizing or through their own companies. Are they in your online rolodex yet?