TRANSACTIONAL PROPS: PERFORMING THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Location: Smarter Planet Lab, Babbage Building room 213.

Based on the theoretical framework proposed by the author as the ‘Internet of Props’(IoP) this workshop aims to explore new design possibilities in the field of the Internet of Things. IoT has evolved as a conceptual framework for understanding how physical objects and places linked to the Internet will tell us something about the world around them, about themselves and about us. However, if indeed the IoT changes the way we cohabit physical space with Things, then Things themselves can contribute to the making of space. This practical workshop will explore the entanglement of humans and non-humans and the convergence of the Internet of People and the Internet of Things.The IoP will be “performed” through the workshop by exploring the novel network architecture of the Smarter Planet Lab,(developed in conjunction with IBM)as a way to interconnecting the Things and People via transactional Props.

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Timetable:

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The workshop/performance will happen on Friday 1st of May. 10:00 – 13:00

Planned activities:

  • Intro
  • Design discussion, rule settings
  • Experimentation with different sets of Internet of Props – homage to Roy Ascott’s Transactional Set.
  • Discussion

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We will openly explore the design framework of the Internet of Props, using the IBM Smarter Planet Lab Network architecture and Props, enhanced objects inhabitants of the Internet of Things.

No technical knowledge required.

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Organiser: 

Gianni Corino, – Plymouth University, i-DAT

Chris Hunt, – Plymouth University, i-DAT