RFID, logistics and material flow

RFID, logistics and material flow

On the final day of How I learned to love RFID we visited the Fraunhofer institute for material flow and logistics. The institute concentrates on supply chain, logistic and robotic applications. They also foster the Open ID Center, that intends to create open platforms for the use of RFID in the supply chain. Logistics and [...]

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Rob van Kranenburg at ‘How I learned to love RFID’

Rob van Kranenburg at ‘How I learned to love RFID’

On the 20th May, Rob van Kranenburg talked at How I learned to love RFID in HMKV in Dortmund, Germany. This is a short summary of a huge presentation on RFID issues, that covered many valuable topics including local activism, EU policy on ubiquitous computing, participatory culture and distributed computing. Rob seems to be someone [...]

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FoeBud: How we learned to stop RFID

FoeBud: How we learned to stop RFID

FoeBud are a German group of privacy activists that has has a long history of public interventions in privacy and RFID. Rena Tangens and Padeluun presented their work at the recent workshop How I learned to love RFID at HMKV in Dortmund. This is a brief writeup of their talk and the issues raised during [...]

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Bruce Sterling at ‘How I learned to love RFID’

Bruce Sterling at ‘How I learned to love RFID’

On the 20th May, Bruce Sterling talked at How I learned to love RFID in HMKV in Dortmund, Germany. He covers a lot of ground, including approaches to sustainability, artist use of RFID and proposed interventions, many of the themes from Shaping Things. When he lays out the potential for misuse, the use of RFID [...]

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Touch network building

Touch network building

The Touch project is receiving considerable interest and over the next few months it will be represented at many events and workshops. The idea of using RFID beyond the supply chain is gaining significant attention in many different communities. The project is building a strong network and international relationships to help refine it’s detailed research [...]

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Touch project interview

Touch project interview

In December 2005 I was interviewed for Printed and Disposable Electronics News about the Touch project, the future of RFID and on the social implications of NFC. Here is the plain interview, since an online version of the magazine is not available. 1. Explain what the ‘The Touch Project’ is and what it hopes to [...]

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More upcoming RFID events

On Monday 8th May the RFID Innovasjonssenter is having it’s opening event in Oslo (See here for more details in Norwegian). The project is centred around logistics and the supply chain, but they mention NFC, so there might be relevant things for Touch. Then there is the Internet of Things workshop from 9-11 May at [...]

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Practical explorations

Interesting meeting with Dori, Maz and others at KHiO today, discussing overlap of themes between Touch and KHiO disciplines like furniture, fashion, communication and space-design. This is a brief mapping of the things we discussed linked to ideas in the project. Very interesting to explore future directions like this.

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