Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Internet!

A lot of things function silently in the background of our daily lives, things we commonly call infrastructure. The internet is one of the most complex and widespread of these. Yet on the 27th of February 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) failed, meaning that “software, from web apps to smartphone applications, relying on this cloud-based… Continue reading Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Internet!

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

Responsibility and the Thingiverse

Relationships between doctors and patients are changing due to information available on the internet. Individuals research their symptoms online and visit their doctors equipped with hunches and printouts. This behaviour has been met with mixed responses from the medical community; some doctors feel that their authority is being challenged and others are happy to see… Continue reading Responsibility and the Thingiverse