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<nettime-ann> [ann] reminder Mediamatic workshop on RFID


  workshop: RFID and The Internet of Things
11, 12, 13 September 2006
@ Mediamatic Amsterdam

50 Euro discount !

RFID is the barcode of the future equipping individual objects with  
IP addresses.
Metadata for physical objects will make an internet of things  
possible. The real world and the internet come together in an  
Internet of Things.

In this 3 day workshop, participants will develop creative concepts  
and/ or prototypes for an Internet of Things in a hands-on way. Ideas  
can range from scripts for small new rituals to outlines of societal  
changes of epic scale. Prototypes can be tested with workshop tools.

We have invited a number of people to look at RFID and the Internet  
of Things from multiple angles:

Julian Bleecker is researcher at the University of Southern  
California's Annenberg Center for Communication and an Assistant  
Professor in the Interactive Media Division. His work focuses on  
emerging technology design, research and development, implementation,  
concept innovation, particularly in the areas of pervasive media,  
mobile media, social networks and entertainment. One of his main  
research topics is The Internet of Things. In his lecture he'll speak  
about the internet of things and the current role of ' blogjects' in  
the hybrid fusion of the real world and the internet.

Timo Arnall focuses on practices around RFID in urban space, and  
continously keeps an eye out for potential interactions with objects  
and city spaces through mobile devices. His former research on  
flyposting and stickering in public space sought design strategies  
for combining physical marking and digital spatial annotation. He  
will fall into the practice of applying metadata to physical objects,  
for instance through RFID, and showcase his research in application  
of Nokia's RFID enable phone.

Arie Altena is literature scientist, publisher and teacher. He writes  
about new media, art and culture. He teaches at the Frank Mohr  
Instituut Interactive Media and Environments, CMD Breda and other art  
academies. Internet and personal publishing are themes he addresses  
in his lectures and trainings. In his lecture Arie will speak about  
social tagging and the usability of dataclouds in the context of RFID- 
tagged places and things.

Rob van Kranenburg is senior lecturer Ambient Experience Design (HKU,  
KMT) and program manager at the Virtueel Platform. He is a longtime  
critical follower of the developments around ubiqitous computing and  
RFID. He will explain the basic set-up of RFID, discuss the ways in  
which old and new stakeholders deal with the most important issues,  
and deduct a prediction about 'where it's going'.

The participation fee is reduced with EUR 50 !
You can now participate for EUR 300 excl. VAT !! (EUR 357 incl. VAT).

For further information and registration visit 
workshops, call Klaas Kuitenbrouwer: +31 20 6389901 or mail to

Mediamatic Foundation - Postbus 17490 - 1001 JL Amsterdam - The  
t +31 (0)20 6389901 - f +31 (0)206387969 -

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