Author Archives: Timo

Touch at Nordes’09

Touch has an exhibition at Nordes’09 Engaging Artifacts that is taking place at AHO from Sunday 30th August until Wednesday 2 September 2009. Nordes is the Nordic Design Research Conference and this event brings together designers and researchers under the theme of “Engaging artefacts”. Today has been spent setting up the exhibition space, which consists [...]

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RFID in the trough of disillusionment

Last week Gartner released their hype cycle for technologies in 2009, and what do we find at the very bottom of the trough of disillusionment? The hype and doom predictions around RFID and NFC have been fun to watch, but we’re happy to be working with a technology that is now mature and cheap enough [...]

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iPhone RFID: object-based media

This is a video prototype of an iPhone media player that uses physical objects to control media playback. It is based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that triggers various iPhone interactions when in the range of a wireless tag embedded inside a physical object. RFID is becoming more common in mobile phones (under the term [...]

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Wireless in the world

An ongoing Touch theme is about making invisible wireless technologies visible, in order to better understand and communicate with and about them (see a Graphic Language for RFID, Dashed lines and Fictional radio spaces). Right now I am sitting near fourteen objects sending and receiving radio signals, from Oyster cards to mobile phones and wireless [...]

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ikTag and RFID at ETech conferences

Conferences make great places for relatively large scale testing grounds of new technologies, with their self-contained setting, physical venues, registered participants and impetus for social networking. Two years ago we built our RFID photo booth at Picnic 07, which was a huge success. Since then Mediamatic has run the experiment again and has been nominated [...]

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RFID sniffer workshop

Mediamatic is organising two RFID Sniffer workshops in Amsterdam on Friday March 27 or on Saturday April 4 2009. At this workshop you can assemble your own RFID Sniffer circuit with designer Marc Boon. The RFID sniffer is a simple analog electronic circuit which can detect the presence of 13.56 MHz RFID tags. These tags [...]

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Pling Plong

Silje Softing’s project Pling Plong from last year’s Touch course is a soft pillow that plays back audiobooks based on the physical objects or books that are placed on it. Silje writes: “Pling Plong is a media player for stories and sounds, placed inside a pillow. It is designed for the home environment and is [...]

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