Google Glass provides us all with a reason to question what it will mean to be interacting with our peers, family and loved ones through the fashion filter of a networked and location aware device. Body worn technologies such as Memoto and Autographer also join the list of data logging devices that we use to monitor and transmit data from our daily activities, either for health awareness, entertainment or myriad of other reasons. Members of the Webheads,TALO, EdTechTalk, affiliated online communities and thought leaders will discuss the benefits, risks and perhaps harm that may arise with the rollout of second generation intelligent (smart) wearable technologies in our society.
The Revolution will be Humanized: The Glass Age Approaches
A Hangout on Air Webcast Discussion
Monday, May 27 1400GMT (Global Times: http://bit.ly/193g0pz)
Google Glass provides us all with a reason to question what it will mean to be interacting with our peers, family and loved ones through the fashion filter of a networked and location aware device. Body worn technologies such as Memoto and Autographer also join the list of data logging devices that we use to monitor and transmit data from our daily activities, either for health awareness, entertainment or myriad of other reasons. Members of the Webheads,TALO, affiliated online communities and thought leaders will discuss the benefits, risks and perhaps harm that may arise with the rollout of second generation intelligent (smart) wearable technologies in our society.
Part1: Technology & Terminology
Part2: Benefits and Concerns
Part3: Applications in Education (and elsewhere)
Google Glass: http://www.google.com/glass
Vuzix Smart Glasses: http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100.html
- sousveillance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sousveillance
- equiveillance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equiveillance
- Mcveillance: the installation or using of surveillance cameras while simultaneously prohibiting people from having or using their own cameras, hand-held magnifiers, smartphones, or the like. http://eyetap.blogspot.kr/2012/10/mcveillance-mcdonaldized-surveillance.html
- Augmented Reality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality
- Mediated Reality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediated_reality
ISTAS 13: June 27~29th http://veillance.me
...presenters and panellists will address the implications of living in smartworlds - smart grids, smart infrastructure, smart homes, smart cars, smart fridges...smart people. ISTAS'13 will bring together participants sharing research, projects, and ideas about people living in smart environments.
Assorted Resources & Articles
International Design Foundation Encyclopedia of Wearable Computing
Thomas Claburn. “Google Glass: Vision For Future Unclear”, Information Week, 2 Jan. 2013.
Elise Ackerman. Cover Story - "Google Gets in Your Face", IEEE Spectrum, 1 Jan 2013.
Mark Harris. "Darling, it's just you, me... and everyone else", The Sunday Times, 23 Dec. 2012, p.18.
Donald Melanson and Michael Gorman. "Our Augmented Selves: The Promise of Wearable Computing", engadget, 21 Dec. 2012.
1. To what extent will wearable technology play a greater part in our everyday lives in the next 6 - 24 months?
2. What does the onset of Google Glass, Memoto, Autographer etc. mean for our communities and society at large?
3. Are there any cultural apprehensions as to what these technologies may imbue and if so is this anxiety substantiated in any way?
4. Are there benefits in wearing a camera around all day long that takes random photos irrespective of where you are and who your with?
5. Given these are multi-sensor based devices that are connected to social media channels and platforms what are the implications for where the data ends up?
6. Given the terms and conditions of the providers who govern the use of the device ....who actually owns the data?
7. Is there likely to be a need to shift our current rules around social engagement, conversing with learners, our children, our friends and family if we choose to join this "revolution" in recording?
8. To what extent are these technologies going to benefit industries such as augmented reality or in a way that may change our current workplace engagement?
9. Is there any inherent considerations here that organisations, particularly educational institutions need to address before it becomes commonplace for learners whether they be virtual or physical to be recording as a cool, hip activity for their own purposes or that of others?
10. What is your own personal perspective on this technology mashup and is it likely we are going to see you wearing these devices in the next short while?
Our culture no longer produces such great souls--at least none that are widely recognized. It produces plenty of smart people but few, if any, who could be called "big souled". Can you name one person born in the developed world since World War I who 500 years from now will be ranked at the same level of greatness with Leonardo, Michelangelo, Goethe, Bach, Beethoven, Lincoln, Tolstoy, Dostoyevski, to name just the ones that come quickly to mind? The only two I can think of who come close are Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, and neither represents a typical 20th-Century, developed-world upbringing. And the one we killed, and the other we threw into prison for twenty-seven years. What then are the conditions that allow for the emergence such human beings? What is it about our culture now that seems to impede their emergence? What is wrong with us?
and to the techno part..
unless we change that focus. no?
up to us.
tech wants to help us get back to us.