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      Create10 - The interaction design conference (CREATE)

      Create10 - The interaction design conference

      30 June - 2 July 2010

      Internet of things, tagging, memory, time, place

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          This short paper reflects upon the temporal characteristics of the emerging phenomenon known as the Internet of Things. As objects become individually tagged with unique identities through the addition of small electronic chips or bar codes, their history is recorded and made available to others across a network. The advent of this ever-growing catalogue of histories means that every object will be ‘in touch’ with its current and previous owner at all times, and suggests that whilst owners might like to ‘forget’ about an object, we will never truly be detached from them. Such a network presents opportunities for society to reconsider how it disposes of objects and instead consider how we might pass them on to future owners. However the author suggests that current industrial interest in the potential for an Internet of Things is hindered by an adherence to a linear model of time that is more interested in the production and sale of new objects than the histories of the old.

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          June 2010
          June 2010
          : 1-2
          Edinburgh College of Art

          Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
          University of Salford

          43 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT
          University College London

          Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
          Brunel University

          Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH
          University of Dundee

          Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN
          © Chris Speed et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Create10 - The interaction design conference, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

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          Create10 - The interaction design conference
          Edinburgh Napier University, UK
          30 June - 2 July 2010
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Create10 - The interaction design conference
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