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Call for Papers, Future Internet

The Fututre Internet Journal is looking for papers for a special issue on The Internet of Things: “Spimes are manufactured objects whose informational support is so overwhelmingly extensive and rich that they are regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial … Continue reading

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Music and Gravestones!

The TOTeM researchers have been looking at some interesting uses of RFID these 2 projects explore unusual ways of using the technology: http://realtomato.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-project.html Making an RFID reader into a portable record player http://www.personalrosettastone.com/ Creating digital links to gravestones! Perhaps these … Continue reading

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Microsoft Tagging

New Microsoft photo tagging app for iPhone and Android. Nothing outrageously different to QR codes or tagging and the TOTeM prototypes do the same. But its more evidence of the creep of the printed tag… http://mashable.com/2010/02/01/microsofts-tag/ “Paper publications have a … Continue reading

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Digital Economy Event

The TOTeM team have landed after taking part in the “Design in the Digital World” networking event at the Delfina in London on Tuesday night.  The event was run for the Digital Economy project’s funded by the Research Councils UK. … Continue reading

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New Mornings, Old Streets

New oral history project in Salford area run by Informal Adult Learning. Interestingly this project utilises social media and you can record your history via a range of mediums such as film, audio etc.  http://www.new-mornings.co.uk/

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Social RFID

Ralph picked up on this interesting project from 2006 which shares very similar ideas to the TOTeM project but instead looks at the “emotional” histories behind generic objects that people may have shared memories of: http://www.socialrfid.org/

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Art Galleries to use RFID

A new system is being developed by International Conservation Services, to enable art galleries to track and manage their valuable objects.  This will use RFID technology as a way to monitor objects in the same way that manufacturing companies use … Continue reading

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Internet of Things Workshop 4 Dec 09

 Council and Tinker.it! presented: Are you ready for the Internet of Things? workshop in Brussels last week. You can find out more details of the days events at: http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/council-launches-brussel-blogs-reports-and-short-videoclips-coming Image by Arlon Stock from Internet of Things Workshop

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Memories

  We have come across a couple of interesting projects this week looking at different ways of dealing with memories. The first is very much connected to place and offers a new way of mapping Lancashire, see web link for … Continue reading

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