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DIY, Wearables and Empowerment


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Presentation during Wearable Futures in London

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DIY, Wearables and Empowerment

  1. 1. @zoescope Wearables, DIY and Empowerment London - December 2013 Friday, December 13, 13
  2. 2. Wearable Technology Clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies Sport and well-being Social networking Environmental data monitoring Fashion and communication Healthcare and Medical Aid Friday, December 13, 13
  3. 3. Open or closed? (HW&SW&Data) Friday, December 13, 13
  4. 4. Polarization Big Companies/Investments Closed (hw/sw/data) Opaque Competitive Individuals/Collectives Open (hw/sw/data) Transparent Collaborative Personal Empowerment Collective Empowerment Power/Market oriented Problem Solving/ Exploration oriented Friday, December 13, 13
  5. 5. Power/Market oriented Big Companies/Investments Closed (hw/sw/data) Opaque Competitive Personal Empowerment Power/Market oriented Friday, December 13, 13 - Wearable fitness trackers reached 8.3 million units worldwide in 2012 - Total shipments wearables are expected to reach 64.0 million units in 2017 - Forecasters say it will reach a market of $30/$50 billion by 2018
  6. 6. Power/Market oriented “Quantified Self” Movement “The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.” Personal Empowerment Friday, December 13, 13 funded by Wired Magazine editors Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly
  7. 7. Power/Market oriented Data Hardware Friday, December 13, 13 Software
  8. 8. Power/Market oriented Data Behaviours PC Mobile E-Reader Hardware Friday, December 13, 13 Google Amazon Facebook iTunes Software
  9. 9. Why Data - The right product to the right person - The right ad in the right place for the right person - Insights for decision making as big data show trends Friday, December 13, 13
  10. 10. Why Data - 1 out of 10 job seekers between the ages of 16 and 34 have been rejected for a job because of something posted on their social network profiles - Banks and Creditors turn to Twitter, Facebook for social demographic and behavioral Data to create consumer profiles - Companies like IBM have tools to sense and prevent employees leaking sensible information through text analysis - Applications like Peak allow micromanaging become microsurveillance Timesheet that fills itself out automatically as it hooks up into cloud-based productivity applications like Github, Google Apps, and Dropbox, tracks people activities, reports back to the boss in humanoid language and without any input from the workers. Friday, December 13, 13
  11. 11. Power/Market oriented Data Wearables Bracelets Watches Glasses Hardware Friday, December 13, 13 Behaviours + Bio + Environment Google Nike Fitbit Software
  12. 12. Why (bio) Data February 2013 - Tesco’s staff members wear electronic armbands to optimize logistics activities, and being monitored on their efficiency and work rates November 2013 - An undercover journalist at Amazon revealed conditions of workers at warehouse holding handsets monitoring timing and efficiency Will insurances provide a health plan only if you wear a Fitbit? Data Mining CEO Says He Pays For Burgers With Cash To Avoid Junk Food Purchases Being Tracked Friday, December 13, 13
  13. 13. DIY, Open Source and Empowerment Empowerment happens when (marginalised) individual and collective can acquire skills and gain opportunities to develop knowledge, self-sufficiency, and achieve inclusion in decision-making processes. Friday, December 13, 13
  14. 14. The rise of DIY/DIT and the makers scene Friday, December 13, 13
  15. 15. Need Licenses META Products Maker Designer Coder Communities Passion Reputation ENABLERS SERVICES FACILITIES E-comm Makerspace FabLab Lasercut Machines& Components Textile Print Kits 3D printing Local Hub Exploration Prosumer Friday, December 13, 13 Flexibility Prosumer Accessibility Prosumer Platforms
  16. 16. Open Source Hardware Friday, December 13, 13
  17. 17. Arduino Microcontroller for interactive projects Friday, December 13, 13
  18. 18. Open Source Jacquard Loom Friday, December 13, 13
  19. 19. Solar Fiber Creating a flexible photovoltaic fiber Friday, December 13, 13
  20. 20. Shared knowledge Friday, December 13, 13
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  25. 25. From the idea to the product Friday, December 13, 13
  26. 26. - Radical control on the product itself all the information and documentation of every components, from the software to the hardware schematics and the usage information. - Modularity choice of interfacing the product with the technology or devices that users select as more appropriate for their needs - Access to community resources to understand how to deal, and subsequently, to control the technology around them. - Economic empowerment because it enables the creation of derivative products that can be run for personal use or as new profitable enterprises Friday, December 13, 13
  27. 27. From the idea to the product Share the code/ instructions (non /commercial use) Friday, December 13, 13 Sell the kit Sell the product Sell collector edition
  28. 28. Bottom Up Solutions brings collective empowerment Friday, December 13, 13
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  30. 30. The Libelium Team - April 2011 “The main finality of the Radiation Sensor Board for Arduino is to help people in Japan to measure the levels of radiation in their everyday life after the unfortunate earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011 and cause the nuclear radiation leakages in Fukushima. We want to give the chance to measure by themselves this levels instead of trusting in the general advises which are being broadcasted. The usage of this sensor board along with the affordable and easy to use Arduino platform helps people to get radiation values from specific places. As technical guys, we feel the responsibility of providing our support in those areas where we can contribute. As a result, first batch has been shipped to Japan at no charge to the Tokyo Hackerspace and other working groups. The design of the board is open hardware and the source code is released under GPL.” Friday, December 13, 13
  31. 31. 2012 Funds from this kickstarter campaign will go towards the production of the limited version of this geiger counter -which will basically be parts since a full production run is already in the works. Additional fund will be used towards continuing safecast efforts and data collection. Friday, December 13, 13 Andrew (bunnie) Huang
  32. 32. One of the great utilities of the Safecast project is the ability to collect and analyze environmental data on an unprecedented scale. As Safecast passes the two year mark with collecting radiation data in Japan it is now possible to begin to look back over the changes in radioactivity across different parts of the country and see where this may all be heading. Friday, December 13, 13
  33. 33. DIY Wearables and Collective Empowerment Open Data What if... Tools Wearables Sensors Open Hardware Friday, December 13, 13 Behaviours + Bio + Environment Platform Open Software
  34. 34. Thank YOU! Friday, December 13, 13