All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls ” everyware.” In a series of brief, thoughtful meditations. We’re proud to offer a taste of Adam Greenfield’s new book, Everyware. A List Apart is pleased to present the introduction of Everyware: The. As I seem to have acquired, in some quarters anyway, a reputation as an uncompromising and intractable Luddite where matters of networked.

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Of course, one might point out that this inconsistency is inevitably implied in the core logic of open-source development, or anything like it: In the right context, at the appropriate scale, such tools are surely useful. Any attempt at augmenting the environment, therefore, must be actively and consciously invoked, to the exclusion of other useful functionality. It hardly needs to be pointed out that this gesture is not one particularly well-suited to the realities of urban experience.

It offers the same aura of omnipotence, that same frisson of godlike power evoked by our new ability to gather, sift and make meaning of the traces of urban activity, here positioned as a direct extension of our own senses. Thus I decided to dissect one of them. See 1 question about Everyware….

When signs, directions, notifications, alerts and all the other instructions necessary to the fullest use of the city appear only in an augmentive overlay, and as is everywaer the case, that overlay is available to some but not others[10]? I counsel you to do the same. At its simplest, App Inventor does pretty much what it says on the tin. In fact any pattern of use and activity, so long as its traces were harvested by some data-gathering system and made available to greenfiedl network, might be made manifest to us in this way.

The approach of practical, consumer-grade augmented reality confronts us with a interlocking series of concerns, ranging from the immediately practical to the existential.

After arriving in Rveryware I became utterly fascinated by it. The ‘thesis’ presentation got on my nerves. By selecting high-level, self-describing objects relevant to what she wants to do, and then using an enhanced text editor to compose what is effectively a rebus providing operators for these arguments, someone like my mom — greenfielx no technical background, or interest in or inclination toward acquiring one — can make herself a highly useful module of functionality, suited to her immediate and particular needs.


Haro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who gets to determine the shape of everyware? Views Read Edit View history. Account Options Sign in. In the context of augmentation, as well, the truth value of representations made about the world acquires heightened significance.

She could even bundle it into a wrapper and upload it back to the network, either for someone else in nearly-identical circumstances to use as-is, or for others to deconstruct and rebuild according to their own requirements, given objects more relevant grefnfield their own local conditions.

Checked out from CMU library, in progress In order to make good on this promise, a mediation apparatus would need to fuse all of the following elements: Published inbut I read this in New RidersMar 10, – Computers – pages. Nor is the body by any means the only domain that the would-be posthuman subject may wish to transcend via augmentation.

See [a later section] on seamfulness.

If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. An augmented view returning the layered past to the present, in such a way as to color our understanding of the things all around us, might certainly prove to be more emotionally resonant than any conventional monument. Nov 09, Bashar Kabbani rated it really liked it. From to he was Nokia ‘s head of design direction for user interface and services, residing in Helsinki throughout the assignment.

What are the issues we need to be aware of? The meetup is at Mariposa Streetbetween He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. In its promise to democratize the creation of interactive functionality, App Inventor speaks to an ambition that has largely lain dormant beneath what are now three or four generations of interactive systems — one, I would argue, that is inscribed in the rhetoric of object-oriented programming itself.

It’s hard to imagine a time when this book needs to be read by more technologists in more countries and in more industries than You can read the rest of this review elsewhere. While Glass poses any number of aesthetic, practical and social concerns — all of which remain to be convincingly addressed, by Google or anyone else — it does at least give us a way to compare hands-free, head-mounted AR with the handset-based approach.


This is an especially important thing to do when consensus might otherwise seal around the essential OKness of something that is really, truly Not OK. The Kindle edition is now available for purchase.

Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

But anyone who lives in a place old enough to have felt the passage of centuries knows that history can all too easily be forgotten by the stones of the city. Some suggest that ordinary people mediate the challenges of everyday life via complex informational dashboards, much like those first devised by players of World of Warcraft and similar massively multiplayer online role-playing games. In he returned to New York City and founded an urban-systems design practice called Urbanscale, hreenfield describes their work as “design for networked cities and citizens.

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Somewhere between two and five times a month, though, on a not-always-predictable basis, she has to drive to the nearest New Jersey Transit station, Princeton Junction, and there catch the train into New York City. If nothing else, it certainly does what it says on the tin.

For all the hesitations anybody may have, and for all the vulnerabilities even casual observers can readily diagnose in the chain of technical articulations that produces an augmentive overlay, everywae is hard to argue against a technology that glimmers with the promise of transcendence.

All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls “everyware. Other Things You Might Like.

grreenfield Attendance is free, but spaces in the workshop are limited, so I recommend you sign up at Nordkapp on the Facebook event page as soon as you possibly can. What are people saying about the book? If nothing else, reality is the one platform we all share, a ground we can start from in undertaking the arduous and never-comfortable process of determining what else we might agree upon.

A brief history, with hopeful branches — Part II: Actors whose performance is subject to measurement may consciously adapt their behavior to produce metrics favorable to them in one way or another.