Google CAPTCHA codes (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) were invented to reduce spamming and hacking on the internet. They are usually made up of a series of random, distorted letters and numbers that must be deciphered, and more recently, in the form of images that must be selected according… Continue reading CAPTCHA Codes as a digital infrastructure
The quick response, or shortly, QR codes has been around since 1990s, even though they are popularised in the recent decade by the growing use of smartphones and camera devices. The QR code was first developed by an automobile component manufacturing company in Japan for tracking the products they produce for Toyota.  In… Continue reading A Gateway to the Internet of Things: QR Codes
The use of artificial intelligence in medicine has long been a factor of science fiction. The notion that the body’s functioning can be understood in a standard fashion – that despite our individual natures, every human heart, hip or hand work on the same principals. It therefore is a tangible idea that symptoms of illness… Continue reading Diagnostic Algorithms
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!
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 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
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