From Sally Applin
METRO UK - DEC 4, 2012: Instant pizza and a Facebook mirror: Welcome to the Internet of Things
McGuinness, Ross. (2012). "Instant pizza and a Facebook mirror: Welcome to the Internet of Things." Metro, UK. 4 Dec, 2012.
QUOTE: "Sally Applin, from the University of Kent, is another member of the IoT Council and is researching the impact of technology on culture.
‘The IoT enables the environment to have a conversation with us – and vice versa,’ she said.
‘The IoT is the idea that things in the world – your lamp, your desk, your shoes, the roads, your teapot, your body – have sensors on them that relay temperature, motion, altitude, vibration, moisture, orientation and information to a text, email address, website or other messaging method, via the internet. ‘I look at the IoT as an added layer to the internet. The Internet has greatly changed our way of life in many ways.’
She said London’s iBus system, which uses GPS and sensors to tell commuters when to get off at their stop, is a good example of the Internet of Things in practice. She also pointed out that, by 2020, it is estimated there will be 6.7 internet connected devices per person on the planet. Ms Applin said: ‘The territory does get fuzzy with regard to privacy and certainly we don’t want the IoT to replace humans, just complement them and enable them to do more of the things that they want to do and less of the things that they don’t."
‘If the environment can become smarter, then we can have a different relationship with how we interact in the world and with each other.’"
WIRED Blog, "Beyond the Beyond" by Bruce Sterling, June 28, 2012
The COIL Radio, August 11, 2013 Engineering the Collaborative Human Sally Applin PolySocial Reality Interview
WIRED Blog, "Beyond the Beyond" by Bruce Sterling, March 22, 2013
/*This pdf is pretty interesting, despite the fact that, critically speaking, I violently disagree with the deployment of the terms “aware” and “smart.”
/*Also, it’s got “PolySocial Reality” in it, which is kinda like actual reality despite the fact that it’s polysocial.
WIRED Blog, "Beyond the Beyond" by Bruce Sterling, May 23, 2011 http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2011/05/polysocial-reality-posr/
PolySocial Reality (PoSR)
/*When Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality are insufficiently confusing.
Council for the Internet of Things
Council Interview with Sally Applin, October 28, 2011
Corriere Della Sera: Il club de La Lettura
Siamo uomini o gadget? Iperconnessi, computerizzati, rintracciabili: diventeremo cyborg by Fabio Chiusi, May 2012
Se tra gli studiosi, infatti, alcune idee — dal rifiuto del «dualismo digitale» che vorrebbe online e offline del tutto separati, all’avvento di quel loro particolare miscuglio che la ricercatrice Sally Applin chiama «realtà PoliSociale» — si stanno faticosamente affermando, una teoria strutturata ancora manca.