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Jago van den Akker|Mediamatic on Fri, 14 Apr 2006 10:51:05 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Workshop RFID & the Internet of Things | line-up

Workshop RFID & the Internet of Things | line-up
9 | 10 | 11  May  {AT}  Mediamatic

In this new RFID & the Internet of Things workshop by Mediamatic, 5 great speakers will guide the participants of the workshop through the technical, social and cultural issues relating to RFID, and will help the participants develop (small) RFID related prototypes and user-scenarios.

The increasing merging of the physical and the digital is fuelled by the use of RFID technology. RFID allows for the unique identification of objects and the possibility to link any kind of online data to these unique ID’s. The resulting Internet of Things is a space with both utopian and nightmarish possibilities.

* Régine Debatty is the writer of the blog we-make-money-not- art.com. Her blog elaborates on artists, hackers and interaction designers who endeavour new technologies like RFID. During the workshop she will give a broad overview of current artistic and cultural applications of RFID.

* Matthew Karau (former researcher at MIT MediaLab) has been working on numerous RFID related projects. He will give technical introductions on what RFID is and what it is or is not capable of, and will support the participants in developing their projects.

* Heiko Hansen is artist and one half of the duo HeHe, that makes beautiful projects in which the technological systems that surround us are 'reverse engineered', and put to new critical usage and social functions. Using examples from HeHe's work, Heiko will go into issues relating to ubiqitous computing and physical interfaces.

* Malcom McCullough, is Associate Professor of Architecture and Design, University of Michigan, and author of Digital Ground. Malcolm will talk about designing for human agency in a situation where (digital) interactivity has become ambient, and will discuss his theory of 'place' for interaction design.

* Matthijs Kouw studies Science Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam and will present his research into the issue of making sense of the enormous reservoirs of new kinds of data that are generated by the wide implementation of RFID.

The workshop has room for 16 designers, artists, thinkers and makers. Participation fee is €350 per person, ex BTW. Lunches, technical equipment and assistance are included. If you want to participate in this workshop, please register at our online registration form:
For questions or more information, surf to http://www.mediamatic.net/ internet-of-things, mail to workshops {AT} mediamatic.nl, or call Klaas Kuitenbrouwer: +31 20 6389901.
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