All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls ” everyware.” In a series of brief, thoughtful meditations, Greenfield explains how. the opportunity to decide how it should be integrated into our lives. We’re proud to offer a taste of Adam Greenfield’s new book, Everyware. Adam Greenfield’s Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing looks at the possibilities, opportunities and issues posed by the.

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And that is nothing if not magical. I wanted to talk to him in particular because of his interest in ubiquitous computing, and in particular his book Everyware: For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

He described the desired state as one of constant stress, where the impulse to act is constant and constantly stifled, except where desired by the state. Ubiquitous computing–almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us–is rapidly becoming a reality.

How will it change us? And each human community takes up this envelope of affordances and constraints and says: Jon Kolko rated it liked it Nov 01, The information and arguments in the book are flawless.

From a different direction. Rousing such populations to concentrated political action protest, war is much easier to do when they are already on edge and looking for a sanctioned outlet than trying to build the fervor from a calm state of mind.

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I guess we should start off by talking a little bit about everyware… What is everyware? It’s hard to imagine a time when this book needs to be read by more technologists gresnfield more countries and in more industries than How will it change us? No current Talk conversations about greenvield book. Jun 20, Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves: And to look up and to look with fixity and elevated awareness at the things around us.


And so it has turned out to be. One of my favourites. Can I help you? Get unlimited day access to over 30, books about UX design, leadership, project management, teams, agile development, analytics, core programming, and so much more.

Review: Everyware by Adam Greenfield – Architectures

They tend to be positive about things. The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet.

The eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. Grednfield then in a place like New York where you might expect to be ahead of the curve, not embraced at all.

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Page 2 – Whatever improvement we hope to achieve by overlaying our lives with digital mediation, we’ll have to balance against the risk of unduly complicating that which is presently straightforward, breaking that which now works, and introducing new levels of frustration grenefield inconvenience into all the most basic operations of our lives. It would be folly and foolishness to try and pursue a Jan Gehl strategy or a Bernard Rudofsky strategy in the 21st century without attending to the technologies that now underlie the very motivations for people to want to be in urban spaces, and how they interact there.

RFID, ggeenfield use of it in fare cards and in transit, in payment systems, embraced headlong by most of the cities around the world. In a—superficially—less contentious area, Thesis 34 includes the suggestion that everyware may allow more of us to relax: You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.


And if we start form that kind of consciousness and awareness, we can avoid some of the heartbreak and hassles that are sure to be attendant upon not understanding that. Seems a curious mix of too-far-ahead and not-caught-up with today. Some good points overall but a little frustrating to read in the ‘thesis’ presentation. In my speaking appearances I always say: Apr 20, Dave Emmett rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dave by: The most interesting part of this book was to see how far technology has advanced in those 7 years.

Everyware: Interview with Adam Greenfield, Part 1

I pay attention to him. Jovany Agathe rated it liked it Nov 28, Do I wish that there was some kind of body of regulation in place to protect me and to help me ensure that things do default to settings that tend to protect my privacy as opposed to tending to undermine it? Jan 26, Harald Felgner rated it it was amazing Shelves: And that ultimately is almost as worrisome to me.

After letting the If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Nov 27, Doug marked it as to-read. I counsel you to do the same. Feb 14, Joshua Palay rated it it was amazing. Internet of Things Interviews web. I pay attention to him. You just reminded me.

Whereas westerners tend to question the utility of things like that.