- input protocols: lacking at the moment: granularity of experience
We have to work on applications towards capturing more granularity of
experience. If the IOT wants to be like the real world, then it has to try
to have the same kind of all out sensorial input. Currently we see as input
a lot of 'validated content', content that is validated prior to its
inclusion in the datasets that build the IOT.
Where is that sand in my shoes? Where is the gum on the pavement? My daily
negociations? Research into and quick and dirty applications of soft
biometrics and innovative ways of gaining biofeedback in intuitive and non
invasive ways is of paramount importance. Taking into account as much of
the granularity of experience as input into our systems, may lead to not
only an acceptance of ambient intelligence, but an embracing of it by people
who realize that this could actually help them gain more agency – individual
and collective - through getting realtime feedback on real actions and real
That is my positive side arguing as I realize that we can not stop the ship
itself ( Ted Kazcynski - who saw this all very early - is in jail and we can
not add more violence to the violence), but can only help build it (arguable
I was really shocked to read all these FP7 security projects:
mostly when I started to notice that the input they use for their
'visualizing and datmining services' is already 'validated' input, meaning
devoid of serendipity, life, chance....thus they can only build a Matrix,
ps check if you want the Situated Technologies site next week. Christian
and me have written a pamphlet in the series and it should be out then,
On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 9:38 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Great interview and it is cool to see Christian Nold on your team (he is
> also in the exhibition and we met back in 2004).
> this section to me is of great interest:
> RVK: Can you find connections to the FB generation? Do you want to?
> "It has a useful API as do all these new big sites; however there are
> restrictions entering the domains and boundaries of others especially when
> they try to cross over and get monitised."
> RvK: The key (or one of the keys) is the granularity of input for these
> 'smart' systems. How do you see this?
> "Yes, small unit blocks, simplified then re built , re-cored re-formed
> into an understanding that can re-communicate the complexity of the larger
> system. Strip the city down and re- configure it as a real-time
> visualization and plug it into other cities.".
> This small section of your exchange touches on a lot of deeply prescient
> elements and issues in this cartographic as well as transitional moment
> (for better or worse in several spheres).
> Facebook is now about as semiotically loaded as things get but it also has
> an odd duality. Many artists still use it despite the several waves of
> unsettling privacy and file re-usage issues. Social networking and
> locative media are right now the big topic in many advertising areas as is
> data mining. This is disturbing as it ties into uncomfortable issues of
> what our experience in the online space is as far as transparency and
> autonomy and how the near future may even see things really akin to the
> film Minority Report with site specific intuitive ad streams not only
> online but in smart skin architecture.
> The other side of the coin finds the meta-research and examination stanza
> and others are exploring as to smarter non semantic web searches, geo
> spatial archiving and resources and of Marcos Novak's concepts of Eversion
> and liquid architecture. The dystopic moment right now of people
> wandering around like zombies on smart phones also is tied into a need for
> a more mixed reality sense of space and moving within shared spaces
> > Hi Roger,
> > I am not sure if this is really answered in this interview I did with
> > Stanza
> > but it might go in that direction:
> > have a good week! Rob
> >> whats not clear to me is whether these kinds of work
> >> can really change our behaviours or relationship
> >> to the world= to the extenthat they occupy our
> >> mediated spaces they can perhaps "re thicken" our
> >> connection to phenomena that we only have
> >> abstract awareness of) but without embodiment
> >> do they remain un=intimate ? that boundary
> >> between the virtual and physical is multi layered
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