Another example of innovation by way of the Arduino open-source microcontroller is the TweetFuel Band, franken-baby of StinkDigital who have cleverly taken apart the Nike+ FuelBand known for measuring athletic performance. By attaching the Arduino board and motor kit to read #TweetFuel tagged tweets on the band, the team can monitor the 'health' of their Twitter account. Meaning the greater activity on their Twitter feed, the more the fuel band spins. This is another step in the right direction for a more physically and digitally connected world. A future where plants tweet you when they need...
The data-citizen driven city project was presented for the 4Th ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST “CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data” by The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. The proposal focused on a technological, social and urban process would take place over ten years time. Citizens would get deeply involved into expanding the Internet of Things, adopting an active prosumer role, instead of perpetuating passive postures. In the end, data-citizen driven cities would enable local direct democracy processes that could enhance their sustainability and efficiency.
Posted by: Nathan Miller
May 20, 2012 |
Fun little experiment by the InteractiveLab group utilising a pair of iPhones, four servos controlled by Processing which receives openCV CIDetector face detection information via OSC from a custom iPhone app created in openFrameworks using iOS5 SDK. In other words, 2 iPhones observe and follow the face of the viewer.