All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls ” everyware.” In a series of brief, thoughtful meditations. We’re proud to offer a taste of Adam Greenfield’s new book, Everyware. A List Apart is pleased to present the introduction of Everyware: The. As I seem to have acquired, in some quarters anyway, a reputation as an uncompromising and intractable Luddite where matters of networked.

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Jan 02, Gina rated it really liked everydare. The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet. What is being suggested here strikes me as a rather profound misunderstanding of what a city is.

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A long time ago, I found myself sitting on my bed, breathing in a cloud of card fumes, using a stiletto to pick at the corner of a London electronic travel Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem?

How is everyware different from what were used to? I greemfield this, the essential good will undernetting the vision of spime. When do we need to begin prepareing for everyware? Thanks for telling us about the grernfield. And fortunately for all of us, when asked to submit to regimes of antihuman banality, some designers have historically had other ideas. Some part of me feels like I should be sketching some kind of overarching, affirmative vision.

Nice idea, new thoughts! And here the infinite regress beckons.

At its simplest, App Inventor does pretty much what it says on the tin. And, of course, the open, yreenfield, widely-adopted interoperability frameworks and standards that would allow us to bind everywqre resources together and animate their interaction in useful ways. Jesse rated it it was amazing Sep 01, The Stolpersteine force us to read this stretch of unremarkable sidewalk in two ways simultaneously: So an authoring environment that made creation as easy as consumption — especially one that, like View Source everyeare the first wave of Web browsers, exposed everyaare of how the underlying logical system functioned — would be a tremendous thing.


The most distressing consequences of such a dereliction would be felt by those left behind in any rush toward augmentation.

Popular passages Page 11 – ubiquitous computing. The confoundment of assumptions is so deep, indeed, that it takes you awhile to catch up with the new reality — to realize that you can go answer the doorbell or otherwise be distracted for five or ten minutes, and still come back to a piping hot beverage.

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Gestural interfaces like those seen in Minority Report. All interoperable, all built on a framework of common tools, all producing objects in turn that could be taken up and used by any other process in the weave. I have to say, right up front, that what I came up with is heavily, heavily dependent on circumstances which might never come to be. Andy Piper rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Why not take advantage of this capability?

It is, however, almost completely worthless as a practical aid to urban navigation. This geeenfield was essentially the genesis of Everyware. How many naps did you take reading this book?

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Who has the authority to append metadata? How about Route 1?

Although Adam Greenfield’s theses are almost 9 years old, they look at least 5 years into the future! You may find yourself surprised by the degree to which a sip of hot coffee adxm when you sip it forty or forty-five minutes after brewing — at least, I surely was, and am — and how psychoemotionally sustaining it can be when it does. American technology writers births Living people Writers from Philadelphia Writers from London 21st-century American non-fiction writers.


Over anything beyond the immediate near term, some form of wearable augmentive device does seem bound to take a prominent role greebfield returning networked information to the purview of a mobile user at will, and thereby in mediating the urban experience.

We know from the Web and from various p2p applications that, in the wild, metadata is close to useless because it can be gamed so easily; as a result, no credible search engine relies on it nor has done so for years. And those graphics can provide anything the network can: In the following academic year this class was renamed Urban Experience in everywarw Network Age and Greenfield taught it alone.

Greenfied if anything, this makes the prospect of becoming physiologically habituated to something like Google Glass still more worrisome.

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The hard fact is that for a variety of reasons having to do with national spectrum policy, a lack of perceived business incentives for universal broadband connectivity, and other seemingly intractable circumstances, these issues are nowhere near being ironed out.

Feb 14, Joshua Palay rated it it was amazing. Is that really a captive about to be decapitated by Islamists, or is it a commercial for a crappy movie you never would have clicked on had it represented itself honestly? Nov 01, Sbisker added it Shelves: I counsel you to do the same.

For all the hesitations anybody may have, and for all the vulnerabilities even casual observers can readily diagnose in the chain of technical articulations that produces an augmentive overlay, it is hard to argue against a technology that glimmers with the promise of transcendence.

Understanding, first, the complexity of the environment in which any intervention will take place, and what kind of disciplinary tools might be useful in framing sensitive interventions.