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Inventing and Prototyping Social Devices
Mike Winter

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Mike Winter. "Inventing and Prototyping Social Devices". Talk or presentation, 5, February, 2008.

Abstract
Where is the "House of the Future" and why are embedded systems so lonely? In an effort to answer these questions, Stupid Fun Club is exploring social appliances (appliance to human and appliance to appliance). Enabling technologies are: embedded controllers, cheap sensors, powerful networking, practical speech recognition and quality text to speech. Areas to be discussed: Real-time data acquisition, debugging complex systems, Zigbee appliance communication standard and clear text APIs. Also covered will be appliance companionship, personalities, learning, gossiping and lying. Developer development will be explored: reading material for the engineer, the fun of failing, Google Lunar Prize, Pleo the dinosaur, blinky lights, pretty faces, Zeno the robot kid, Gadgetoff, Hollywood, Brian Eno, Tom Waits, "what are the kids doing?", and hanging out in Oakland with Colt 45 and MoonBot.

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    Mike Winter. <a
    href="http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/pubs/384.html"
    ><i>Inventing and Prototyping Social
    Devices</i></a>, Talk or presentation,  5,
    February, 2008.
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    Mike Winter. "Inventing and Prototyping Social
    Devices". Talk or presentation,  5, February, 2008.
  • BibTeX
    @presentation{Winter08_InventingPrototypingSocialDevices,
        author = {Mike Winter},
        title = {Inventing and Prototyping Social Devices},
        day = {5},
        month = {February},
        year = {2008},
        abstract = {Where is the "House of the Future" and why are
                  embedded systems so lonely? In an effort to answer
                  these questions, Stupid Fun Club is exploring
                  social appliances (appliance to human and
                  appliance to appliance). Enabling technologies
                  are: embedded controllers, cheap sensors, powerful
                  networking, practical speech recognition and
                  quality text to speech. Areas to be discussed:
                  Real-time data acquisition, debugging complex
                  systems, Zigbee appliance communication standard
                  and clear text APIs. Also covered will be
                  appliance companionship, personalities, learning,
                  gossiping and lying. Developer development will be
                  explored: reading material for the engineer, the
                  fun of failing, Google Lunar Prize, Pleo the
                  dinosaur, blinky lights, pretty faces, Zeno the
                  robot kid, Gadgetoff, Hollywood, Brian Eno, Tom
                  Waits, "what are the kids doing?", and hanging out
                  in Oakland with Colt 45 and MoonBot.},
        URL = {http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/pubs/384.html}
    }
    

Posted by Douglas Densmore on 6 Feb 2008.
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