NYC-CHI Presents Connected Spaces: The Internet of Things
Oxford Tech + UX Founder & Interim NYC-CHI President will host a new series of events on the Internet of Things in 2013
The first event, “NYC-CHI Presents Connected Spaces: The Internet of Things” will happen on Thursday, September 5, 2013. More info: http://connectedspaces.eventbrite.com
Arrival and registration (5:45-6:00)
PART 1: TALKS (6:00-7:30)
– Introduction and brief overview of IoT and Connected Spaces with Beverly May
– Case study presentation and Q+A with Brett Renfer
– Case study presentation and Q+A with Elliot Blanchard
– Brief networking break
PART 2: WORKSHOP (7:30-9:00)
– Workshop with the open-source Spacebrew platform, with guided instruction from Julio Terra. Capacity is strictly limited to 30 registrants for this part of the event.
– Q&A, Closing and final networking
- ROCKWELL GROUP LAB: As an interactive design firm embedded within a larger architecture firm, the LAB seeks to blur the line between the physical and virtual in all of our projects. Our process relies heavily on iterative prototypes. Through making and experimenting we gain a deeper understanding of the user experience and uncover new opportunities and insights.In our presentation we will explore two projects that showcase different aspects of our work process. Plug-in-Play is a performative celebration of city life and activity, where both physical and virtual activity is filtered and translated into an abstracted cityscape that is projected on the façade of the San Jose City Hall building. The West Lobby of the Cosmopolitan is a site-specific, permanent new media platform that creates a larger-than-life inhabitable environment.
- INVISIBLE LIGHT NETWORK: For South By Southwest 2013, Invisible Light Network built Ring – a connected space that represented a new way to measure grassroots buzz. Ring tracked Twitter and Tumblr activity for all 1800+ bands performing at SXSW Music, mapping the network of retweets and Tumblr reblogs that move initial posts through the social media world in a beautiful, biologically inspired metaphor – and allowing visitors to interact with the data through a touchscreen interface. And because Ring was built from the ground up as a hardware-accelerated Chrome app, anyone in the world was able to experience Ring using a Chrome browser.Invisible Light Network also thought beyond the screen with their Nu project. Nu transformed music into a unique piece of wearable art – using sophisticated audio analysis, generative 3D code, and 3D printing, Nu transformed the fundamental musical elements of a song into a unique physical structure.
- SPACEBREW: Spacebrew is an open, dynamically re-routable software toolkit for choreographing interactive spaces. Or, in other words, a simple way to connect interactive things (such as computers, mobile devices, and internet of things objects) to one another. Every element you hook up to the system can subscribe and publish data. Using a web-based visual switchboard you can dynamically connect, and disconnect, these elements to each other.
- WORKSHOP: The workshop will focus on teaching participants how to use Spacebrew, and helping them to understand how Spacebrew can be used to prototype concepts for interactive spaces. During the first 45 minutes we will teach participants how to create a simple Spacebrew sketch that can be connected to applications running on different devices and objects in the space. Then, during the last 15 minutes we will explore ideas for interactive spaces projects that can be prototyped using Spacebrew. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A afterward.
Prior experience with software development will be helpful but is not required. You may want to bring your laptop, though you will be working in groups during the workshop.
Elliot Kealoha Blanchard is an award-winning director, designer, and animator. He leads Invisible Light Network, an integrated creative studio involved in unique motion design, interactive work and short films. Invisible Light Network’s clients include Google, UNICEF, Vitamin Water, and GE.
- twitter: @invisLightNet
Host: Beverly May
- Twitter: @OxfordTech
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/beverlymay
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