The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is for many the next stage of the Internet. An emerging ecosystem where more things or objects will be connected to the Internet than people, which should allow surprising advances in a significant number of fields. Its characteristics and its impact on social, economic, political and cultural development make it an ideal subject for starting the new phase of our blog. We asked a series of collaborators to give us their free vision of the IOT, proposing a game in which each could express in a succinct way what they imagine about this new world of billions of interconnected objects. Here is the result. We hope that you will enjoy it with curiosity and humour.

“In the next century, planet earth will don an electronic skin. It will use the Internet as a scaffold to support and transmit its sensations.”

 

Neil Gross (1999)

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The Thing

Jorge Carrión

A short story about how we unwittingly found ourselves surrounded by sensors in an always-connected world.

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Multi-cinema

Marta García-Matos

A smart cinema where the film is self-generated by an algorithm that monitors and responds to audience emotions and reactions.

“Ubiquitous computing is roughly the opposite of virtual reality,”Where virtual reality puts people inside a computer-generated world, ubiquitous computing forces the computer to live out here in the world with people.”

 

Mark Weiser (1999)

“…by means of electric media, we set up a dynamic by which all previous technologies -including cities- will be translated into information systems.”

 

Marshall Mcluhan (1964)

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Flaubertian Definition

Ramon Sangüesa | Ferran Esteve

Variations of the definition of the Internet of Things depending on whether we take the perspective of objects, corporations, administrations, or citizens.

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TranStoryApp

Carlos A. Scolari

An application that incorporates the Internet on Things and Transmedia Storytelling, with a module that includes a drone.