Tales Of Things

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Tales Of Things

  1. 1. Tales of Things: Electronic Memory Dr Maria Burke Michael Quigley
  2. 2. Overview • “The Internet of Things” • the what • the why • the how • The Tales of Things •RememberMe • Business Case Studies • Demonstration
  3. 3. Internet of Things (the what)
  4. 4. Internet of Things (the why) • 1,000 to 5,000 things each • Things move around the globe quicker and more often • Keeping track of items is becoming more difficult • Post/Stock would NEVER be lost • Theft would be IMPOSSIBLE • Rudimentary systems replaced (e.g. Trafford Centre license plate cameras) • Memories/information can be attached to objects
  5. 5. Internet of Things (the how) 2 of many competing systems: •Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags • Used at Heathrow • Can be read at distance •Quick Read/Recognition (QR) codes • Adopted by Google and Facebook • Inexpensive • Open-source • Ready now There are smaller, but competing alternatives
  6. 6. Internet of Things (examples) •Logistics • Goods and people (airline ticket) •Advertising • Cinema, beer mats, billboards, etc • Data transfer • Business cards, Android •Health •Alzheimer's, dementia, memory books • Pets (why not people?)
  7. 7. Internet of Things (examples)
  8. 8. Internet of Things (the cons) • Privacy issues • Recording and monitoring of collected data • Costs, e.g. insurance • Security (to homes and people) • Viruses
  9. 9. Tales of Things • £1.3 million • 5 Universities •Salford, Dundee, UCL, Edinburgh College of Arts and Brunel • Social and business applications www.talesofthings.com
  10. 10. Tagging Pictures
  11. 11. Remember Me Exhibition (social)
  12. 12. Remember Me Exhibition (social)
  13. 13. Remember Me Exhibition (social)
  14. 14. Demonstration •iPhone/Android App • Features (media, tales, etc) • Geo-track • Bluetooth readers • Website • Link and media support • Privacy • Groups •Scan count
  15. 15. Business Case Studies • Estate Agents • Window display • Newspaper advertisements • Increase website hits • Auction House • Cinema • Museums
  16. 16. Acknowledgements TOTeM is funded through a £1.39 million research grant from the Digital Economy Research Councils UK. The project is a collaboration between Brunel University, Edinburgh College of Art, University College London, University of Dundee and the University of Salford. You can find out more information on related projects by visiting our blog site www.youtotem.com and www.talesofthings.com.

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