Archive | October, 2007

Future (NFC) phone is talk of festival!

The Green Touch installation at DOTT07 in Newcastle that we created with Helsinki-based Thinglink was a great success. There are a few photos of the event from Ulla-Maaria Mutanen. The local newspaper Evening Chronicle wrote a story on the exhibition: Expect a write-up of the experience soon.

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Mapping RFID

RFID: Mapping Future Histories was a workshop that took place at the recent Recalling RFID conference in Amsterdam. The workshop attempted to visually map some of the issues around RFID by using various methods to extract language, location, time and ranking from various web services. The workshop was initiated by the Digital Methods Initiative that […]

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RFID as material in design

Here I am presenting at Recalling RFID (photo by Anne Helmond). I talked about the ways in which Touch is exploring RFID interactions from a design perspective. In particular I looked at the physicality of RFID readers and tags and the ways in which we can visualise RFID fields and applications. Here is my presentation […]

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Recalling RFID

Recalling RFID

Recalling RFID was exceptionally successful at creating a space where diverse viewpoints on RFID were expressed, shared and debated. The level of understanding of the issues from all sides was very high. This resulted in a measured sense of agreement, rather than opposition. I found this rather refreshing and even managed to concentrate through lengthy […]

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Green Touch at Dott07

In collaboration with Helsinki-based development project Social Objects we have developed an installation called Green Touch. The exhibition encourage visitors to touch the design objects on display with mobile devices, in order to explore different aspects of their making, production and impact. Green Touch builds upon Thinglink that socially connects and creates information surrounding products, […]

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‘Touch orders’ with ‘RFID dongles’

‘Touch orders’ with ‘RFID dongles’

A while ago some interesting projects attached passive RFID tags to ordinary mobile phones to enable participation within RFID-based ticketing, payment or infrastructure. I wrote about this way of retro-fitting mobile phones with RFID. Simply attaching passive RFID tags to mobile handsets allows new functions to be added without integration into the phone itself. This […]

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Touch at Recalling RFID

I will be presenting at Recalling RFID in Amsterdam on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2007. The programme includes ‘presentations and debates on RFID and digital connectivity scenarios with speakers from the industry, researchers, artists, privacy advocates, programmers and consultants.’ “It’s in travel documents, building passes, pet animals, clothing stores, libraries, public pools, theme […]

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