Google Glass and Wearable Technology – one step too close?

Google Glass was launched in March 2013, for a select few, know as “Google Explorers”, until it was publicly released later in 2014 — however, in January 2015, the product had already been discontinued. The main questions I will look at are: what makes Google Glass such an interesting ‘infrastructure’ to study, what was it… Continue reading Google Glass and Wearable Technology – one step too close?

The Internet of Things: Smart Art and What It Can Tell Us About Our Environment

SmartArt first emerged as a ‘tool’ in Microsoft’s suite of tools in 2007. It was defined as “a SmartArt graphic which can be created and added to documents…a way to turn ordinary text into something more visually appealing. It can be used to draw attention to important information or to make information easier to interpret… Continue reading The Internet of Things: Smart Art and What It Can Tell Us About Our Environment

Making IoT Iconic: Levi’s as a second skin

As a heritage brand, Levi’s take pride in their legacy repeatedly striving for ‘authenticity’ and an ‘anti-corporate’ approach through their imagery and shared narratives. Their archive contains an iconic leather jacket that Einstein bought whilst in the process of becoming an American citizen. Their website states that ‘our community is at the centre of everything we do’… Continue reading Making IoT Iconic: Levi’s as a second skin

The Internet of Things and Fitness Technology

  The Internet of Things has penetrated many aspects of our lives, from our home thermostats to automobiles to mobile devices.  The ability to send and receive data has proved to be extremely valuable for many objects on the market today and has revolutionized the way we perform many everyday activities.  One of the areas… Continue reading The Internet of Things and Fitness Technology