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Virtuals

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Talk given to architecture course students at Chelsea School of Arts on November 12th 2016.

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Virtuals

  1. 1. VIRTUALS Connecting people, objects & spaces Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino @iotwatch designswarm
  2. 2. About me Product & Interaction design First UK distributor of the Arduino (tinkerlondon.com) Partner (riglondon.com) Consultant (designswarm.com) Founder of connected lamps (goodnightlamp.com) Organiser of 4 year old London IOT Meetup (meetup.com/ iotlondon)
  3. 3. Almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.
  4. 4. Not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so. Carried out, accessed, or stored by means of a computer, especially over a network.
  5. 5. Creating stories using physical objects to make us experience the world in new ways.
  6. 6. The histories of virtual
  7. 7. CYBERSPACE (1960s) DIGITAL (1940s) WEB 2.0 (1999) WORLD WIDE WEB (1991) INTERNET (1974) VIRTUAL REALITY (1938)
  8. 8. WEB 2.0 (1999) INTERNET OF THINGS (1999) ARG (2001) TRANS MEDIA
  9. 9. The histories of virtual conversations
  10. 10. chat rooms (IRC now Slack) Games chat / ichat Facebook/twitter/Instagram Geocities/LiveJournal/Myspace newsletters (eg. Pretend Office) email
  11. 11. Virtual ideas
  12. 12. Perplex City Cards + cities Mind Candy 2005
  13. 13. Crossroads Mobile phones + cities Area Code NYC 2006
  14. 14. Shark runners GPS + sharks Area Code NYC 2007
  15. 15. Botanicalls plants + mobiles Kati London 2004
  16. 16. We tell stories books + maps Six to Start 2009
  17. 17. Tweenbots cardboard + cities Kacie Kinzer 2009
  18. 18. Irak Wikihistoriography Books+Wikipedia James Bridle 2010
  19. 19. FRSTEE 3D printing + data RIG London 2011
  20. 20. A ship adrift Wind sensor + maps James Bridle 2012
  21. 21. Hello Lamp Post SMS + cities PAN Studio London 2013
  22. 22. N.B. Data is meaningless in itself. Objects, products and cities are losing their meaning on their own. This is why we consume so much or are disengaged. Data isn’t superior to objects nor vice versa. They can complement each other and make people see the world in a new way.
  23. 23. Thanks. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino @iotwatch designswarm

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