“Given the themes of the conference and who else was speaking I decided to steer clear of potential irrelevance, and had fun superficially exploring an area actually at the frontier of the day’s very themes.
When the smart city will come to be â€“ if it has not already â€“ what will it mean for its human inhabitants?
Even more vertically: what will living in such a techno-cultural milieu do to people’s first-life avatar – to their body – and to their very perception of it?
I briefly touched upon “the body as a terminal” and “the body as a node”, and left “the body as a conduit” for a longer timeframe.”
You can also watch other Frontiers of Interaction resentations in English (skip the Italian introduction):
- Elements of a networked urbanism, an excellent presentation by Adam Greenfield, Nokia’s head of design direction for service and user-interface design, and author of â€œEveryware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computingâ€ (33:47)
- The Consciousness Panopticon by David Orban, founder of WideTag, Inc. (12:55)
- Two thoughts by Liam Bannon, director of the Interaction Design Centre of the University of Limerick (8:23)
- The Real Time City by Andrea Vaccari of MIT’s Senseable City Lab (13:09)
See also my earlier post on Matt Jones’ talk at the same conference.