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Search results for 'thackara'
30 August 2005

Urban planners in Fused Space

 
The Fused Space design competition was inspired by the question: can artists and designers do a better job than the marketing industry in creating new application for ITC in public space?

The 300+ entries satisfied juror John Thackara that the answer is yes.

On 21 September, a meeting will be held for city and regional policymakers to discuss whether the ideas raised in Fused Space might be used in real-world planning and development.

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27 August 2005

State of the art in ambient intelligence

 
John Thackara reports:

Five threats are identified in a report from a powerful European consortium: Surveillance of users; spamming; identity theft; malicious attacks (on AmI systems); and a cultural condition they describe as ‘digital divide’.

The research consortium – whose members include the Fraunhofer Institute, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – has been asked to investigate ‘Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence’ (hence its embarrassing acronym, SWAMI).

In a 200+ page interim report, the team reviews the state of the art in AmI. Their initial conclusion is that ‘ambient intelligence technology violates most of currently existing privacy-protecting borders’.

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10 August 2005

New interaction design association

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Alumni and staff of the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (which is now no longer based in Ivrea) have just founded an Interaction Design Association to “promote the interaction design culture, knowledge and experience” and “to create and maintain a network of contacts working in the field of interaction design”.

Unfortunately you can only join if you have studied at Interaction-Ivrea or have worked there full-time or as a consultant. So it is really an Interaction Ivrea Association.

Email this address for more info.