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Becoming Ubiquitous

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Slides for my presentation at Shift08, 17 oct 2008. They probably won't all make sense without the presentation video. I might make another version that is more stand-alone.

Slides for my presentation at Shift08, 17 oct 2008. They probably won't all make sense without the presentation video. I might make another version that is more stand-alone.

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  • 1. Becoming Ubiquitous
      • Flemming Funch
      • SHIFT08
  • 2. u·biq·ui·ty
    • Existence or apparent existence everywhere at the same time; omnipresence
    • the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)
    • everywhereness
  • 3. ubiquitous technology
    • Electrical power
    • Cellphone service
    • Internet access
    • Wifi
    • SMS
    • GPS
    • .... invisible computers everywhere?
  • 4. ubiquitous people
    • How about if it is you who will become ubiquitous, rather than invisible, autonomous computers?
  • 5. Presence
    • The condition or fact of being present
    • Behavior through which one reveals one's personality
    • The state of being where one is
  • 6. Telepresence
    • The quality of sensory feedback from a teleoperator or telerobot to a human operator such that the operator feels present at the remote site
    • Meaning "long distance presence," it refers to a videoconference session that feels like a live meeting. Notable features are multiple screens positioned at the other side of the conference table and a high-quality directional audio system. The screens are large enough to render people in life-size or near-life-size proportions, and the audio comes from a loudspeaker located near the person talking. Conference rooms may also be designed to optimize the acoustics so that remote participants sound like they were sitting in the room.
  • 7. Transparent Telepresence
    • We define Transparent Telepresence as the experience of being fully present at a live real world location remote from one's own physical location. Someone experiencing transparent telepresence would therefore be able to behave, and receive stimuli, as though at the remote site. The resulting vicarious interactive participation in activities, and the carrying out of physical work, will bring benefits to a wide range of users. Examples include the emergency and security services, entertainment and education industries, and those of restricted mobility such as the disabled or elderly.
    • http://www.telepresence.strath.ac.uk/telepresence.htm
  • 8. Which part is you? you eyes ears arms legs name clothes computer car house website city twitter feed facebook profile spouse children job nationality humanity peripherals sensors technology
  • 9. Which part is you? you eyes ears arms legs name clothes computer car house website city twitter feed facebook profile spouse children job nationality humanity peripherals sensors technology
  • 10. What are the criteria for considering something part of you?
    • Simple, reliable controls
    • Sensory feedback
    • It is yours
    • You like it
  • 11. Being there
    • Seeing is not enough
  • 12. Perceptions Temperature Texture Vibration Pressure Weight Position Structure Mass Density Movement Balance Pitch Tempo Rhythm Volume Duration Intensity Tonality Harmony Fading Stereo Location Size Distance Brightness Color Framing Dimension Clarity Focus Shape Reflectiveness Contrast Kinesthetic Auditory Visual
  • 13. Looking at the world
  • 14. Limits of Attention
    • 7 +/- 2 simultaneous chunks (George Miller)
    • But what is a chunk?
    • A picture is worth a thousand words
  • 15. Give me...
    • More channels
    • More bandwidth
    • More perceptions
    • More integration
    • More control
  • 16. Which do you want?
    • Invisible
    • Autonomous
    • DRM
    • Pre-programmed
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Information
    • Perceptible
    • You´re in control
    • You own it
    • Customizable
    • Amplified intelligence
    • Perception
  • 17. Taking things for granted
    • “… . And finally, and this is the thing that I think is the real freakout, is ubiquity. The web has been growing for a long, long time. And so some people had web access, and then lots of people had web access, and then most people had web access.
    • But something different is happening now. In many situations, all people have access to the network. And "all" is a different kind of amount than "most." "All" lets you start taking things for granted.
    • Now, the Internet isn't everywhere in the world. It isn't even everywhere in the developed world. But for some groups of people -- students, people in high-tech offices, knowledge workers -- everyone they work with is online. Everyone they're friends with is online. Everyone in their family is online.
    • And this pattern of ubiquity lets you start taking this for granted ….”
    • - Clay Shirky, A Group is Its Own Worst Enemy, 2004
  • 18. Imagine
    • Being in several places at once
    • Feeling buildings
    • Seeing all traffic in the city
    • Perceiving the world´s statistics all at once
    • Seeing everything and everyone in your life in the periphery
  • 19. Where do you stop?
  • 20. Flemming Funch
    • http://ming.tv
    • ffunch on twitter, jaiku, skype, etc
    • [email_address]
    • Toulouse, France