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Close Reading — Real Life
"In transitioning ambient intimacy from one mode to the other, it turns out that our desires are more ambient in text and more intimate when visual. Even among the rather ordinary set of people I follow on Instagram, there is an undercurrent of the erotic more immediate and obvious than on places like Twitter. An ambient sense of social desire is something else when it is visual; we aim to be seen, and are thus asked to be seen in certain ways. And if the camera asks you to be seen, it also offers a chance to determine how you are seen and by whom, this new insistence on the scopophilic turned back against the viewer. I have watched people I know who long seemed to avoid being looked at settle into a new idea of who they are: The ego, once pinched, releases and expands from the center to the skin, a kind of warm fluid of confidence, a body now radiating a newly-minted sense of self-possession. A watchful eye once avoided is reclaimed, welcomed, relished — and so of course, the connective tissue of our communication came to include the image of the body.

There is a tension in this, though. It is hard to separate visual culture from economies of various sorts, from systems of circulation and exchange. The demand to place yourself into the swirl of images comes with certain rules. These are the boundaries of our particular modal shift. One can, for example, embrace body acceptance, can challenge regimes of corporeal domination, but it helps to do so symmetrically, in fashionable clothing, against well-lit backgrounds, engaging in the logic of the rectangular image, augmenting one form of desire with another. When intimacy is a thing to be as much seen as felt, one must, if not contort oneself, at least turn one’s life to the camera. The lens is like a supportive mother believing she is simply doing the right thing: “Be who you are, dear, but at least make yourself presentable.”

Yet there is warmth in the feed of images, too: a steady cavalcade of tiny, precious detail, a gentle flood of affection for both others and ourselves. For the lonely, sitting by themselves in quiet rooms and apartments, it represents an emergent social field, a kind of extra-bodily space in which one communes. The modal shift of ambient intimacy from text to the image is itself a minor analog of the broader one, from mass media to the network, from the body to its holographic pairing. There is in it surveillance and self-surveillance, the insistent saturation of capital down to our most private core. In its most ideal state, the collection of stories on otherwise faceless platforms is like an auditorium of holograms, a community of bodily projections. In those rare moments, one does not find oneself simply alone in the dark and cold, barely lit by a glowing phone. Instead, if only for a fraction of time, it is a field of light made full by incandescent strands of connection, staving off a colourless abyss, an intimate ambience that is — temporarily at least — just enough."
ambientintimacy  socialmedi  twitter  instagram  clivethompson  2017  socialmedia  intimacy  capitalism  capital  loneliness  smartphones  bodies  presentationofself  communication  media  news  photography  imagery  imagessurveillance  self-surveillance  economics  body 
october 2017 by robertogreco
Inclusive on Vimeo
"Learn how human-led design makes a deep and connecting impact, leading to innovative and inclusive solutions.

Learn more at

Catharine Blaine K-8 School
Susan Goltsman - MIG, Inc
Will Lewis and Ted Hart - Skype Translator
TJ Parker - Pillpack
Graham Pullin - University of Dundee
The High School Affiliated to Renmin University Of China (RDFZ) Beijing
Jutta Treviranus - OCAD University
Mike Vanis - Interaction Designer"
inclusion  inclusivity  microsoft  via:ablerism  2015  design  catharineblaine  susangoltsman  willlewis  tedhart  tjparker  grahampullin  juttatreviranus  mikevanis  video  documentary  audiencesofone  sewing  aging  retirement  work  ambientintimacy  memory  nostalgia  presence  telepresence  inclusivedesign  technology  translation  healthcare  prescriptions  playgrounds  seattle  sanfrancisco  captioning  literacy  communication  hearing  deaf  deafness  skype 
june 2016 by robertogreco
Calm Technology
"The world around is made up of information that competes for our attention. What is necessary? What is not?

When we design products, we aim to choose the best position for user interface components, placing the most important ones in the most evident and accessible places within the screen. Equally important is the design of communication. How many are notifications are necessary? How and when should they be displayed? To solve this, we can be inspired by the principles of calm technology.1

Principles of Calm Technology

I. Technology should require the smallest amount of our attention.
Technology can communicate, but doesn’t need to speak.
Create ambient awareness through different senses.
Communicate information without taking the wearer out of their environment or task.

II. Technology should inform and encalm.
A person's primary task should not be computing, but being human.
Give people what they need to solve their problem, and nothing more.

III. Technology should make use of the periphery.
A calm technology will move easily from the periphery of our attention, to the center, and back.
The periphery is informing without overburdening.

IV. Amplify the best of technology and the best of humanity.
Design for people first.
Machines shouldn't act like humans.
Humans shouldn't act like machines.
Amplify the best part of each.


Tea Kettle
If a technology works well, we can ignore it most of the time. A teapot tells us when it is ready, and is off or quiet the rest of the time. A tea kettle can be set and forgotten, until it sings. It does not draw constant attention to itself until necessary. A tea kettle's whistle brings information from another room to one's attention.

Inner Office Window
An inner office window provides an understanding of whether someone is busy or not without the need to interrupt them.

Jawbone Up
The Jawbone Up has a single button and a colored status light. The device can be set to buzz after a short nap or at the optimium sleep cycle for a good night of sleep. It counts movement in the background without requiring additional action from the wearer. The device syncs to the user's phone through the audio jack and gives a summary of the wearer's individual day in sleep and physical activity.

Lavatory Sign
This simple sign tells you whether the lavatory is occupied or not. No need to translate it into multiple languges. The simple icon is either occupied or not.

Roomba Vacuum Cleaner
The humble Roomba Vacuum cleaner chirps happily when it is done and emits a sad tone when it is stuck. There is no uncanny valley present in this technology. Roomba doesn't have a spoken language, just simple tones. This makes it easy to understand what Roomba is saying, and elimates the need to translate the tone into many different languages.

Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle is a mobile application that monitors your sleep and allows you to track times of deep sleep and REM. You can set an alarm in the app and Sleep Cycle will wake you up before the time at the best place in your sleep cycle with a soft noise or buzz. Because the haptic alert occurs under your pillow, you can configure it so that you can wake up without anyone else being affected by the alarm.

Smart Badge
A smart badge is simple. Smart badges are small, wearable technologies that don't require a charger, user interface or operating system. Simply touch a provisioned smart badge to a door or elavator panel and you'll easily gain access.

Calm Communication

Haptic Alert
Use haptics or touch to inform someone of important information. Many people set their phones to buzz, but other products such as the LUMOBack Smart Posture Sensor buzzes you when you exhibit poor posture. Touch is a high resolution of human sensation. A lot of information can be conveyed with no visual or auditory requirement.

Trend Graph
A good trend graph is all about making the formerly invisible visible. The Sleep Cycle app graphs sleep over time, compressing that long term data into an easily accessible format. Be patient: good data may a long time to collect, but it is well worth the wait! Displaying data in a elegant way is one of the most important aspects of trend graphs. Elegance is about information and comprehension, not just visual appearance.

Status Light
Status lights are farily common on video cameras. A device is active when the red 'record' light is on. Status lights can be used for more than just recording. Our daily travels are mediated by the simple colors of traffic lights. A light that shows the weather is far more calm than a weather ssystem that constantly calls attention to itself. Think about how to use different colors of light to inform and encalm in your products.

Status Tone
A status tone is a quick way for a device to let a person know whether it needs attention or not. Products that have a positive tones upon completion, or negative tones when stuck are more likely to be helped by their human owners.

Status Shout
A Status Shout is similar to a Status Tone but can be much louder and more urgent. Smoke alarms, tea kettles and microwaves all use shouts to alert people to their status. Ambulances use Status Shouts to alert people to make way for an emergency. Tornado warnings utilize Status Shouts to help neighborhoods get to a safe place and out of the tornado's path. Status Shouts should be reserved for very important information.

Popup alerts are perhaps the most common form of alert, but they can quickly overwhelm people when not used correctly. Alerts should be used when deleting a piece of content, for an emergency, or when someone has specifically opted into a piece of content or stream. Otherwise, try to think of ways to alert a person using the other senses.

Timed Trigger
A simple status light on a timer can make for a calm and informative notifier. An orange light that turns on at sundown or reminds you to brush your teeth.

Use a delay or interrupt during a change of state. For example, when the headphones of an iPhone become disconnected, the music player automatically pauses the music."
technology  design  ux  ui  teakettles  calm  calmtechnology  via:alexismadrigal  slow  communication  calmcommunication  haptics  ambientintimacy  ambient  roomba  jawbone  windows  glanceable  attention  humanism  periphery  information  chrisdancy  ambercase 
november 2014 by robertogreco
daniel sher's objects strengthen long distance relationships
"present day technology allows us to hear, text, see, and use pictures and icons to express how we feel. however, there are physical and emotional dimensions that exist only when we’re close to loved ones. in response to this problem, daniel sher asked himself, ‘how can I use technology to bring people closer in a different yet familiar way? it was important to me not to try to reenact the feelings of touch, pressure and warmth we feel when we hug of caress our loved one. trying to imitate that will always feel fake.’ with this understanding of human interaction, he wanted to create new experiences for those who wish to express their love and affection. as a result, for his final project at holon institute of technology, sher, along with ben hagin, has developed ‘saying things that can’t be said’, a series of objects that revolve around people in long-distance relationships."
danielsher  ambientintimacy  internetofthings  communication  objects  2014  iot 
august 2014 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Journal: Notes on "Ambient Commons", by Malcolm McCullough
"As explained in Lisa Reichelt’s Twitter-friendly coinage of “ambient intimacy,” social media use countless trivial messages to build a detailed portrait, even an imagined presence, of a friend. At least to some degree, this restores a lost kind of awareness found in traditional life. The upstairs shutters are opened, the bicycle is gone from its usual spot at the usual time, deliveries are being made, and the neighbors are gossiping. To their enthusiasts, social media re-create some of this environmental sense, albeit across the necessary distances and at the accelerated paces of the metropolis."

"The world has been filling with many new kinds of ambient interfaces. Nothing may be designed on the assumption that it will be noticed. Many more things must be designed and used with the ambient in mind. Under these circumstances, you might want to rethink attention."

"Embodiment makes the difference. Walking provides more embodiment, more opportunity for effortless fascination, and better engagement than looking or sitting. Depending on the balance of fascinating and annoying stimuli, a walk around town may well do some good. That balance is now in play, under the rise of the ambient."

""Does having more ambient information make you notice the world more, or less? Can mediation help you tune in to where you are? Or does it just lower the resolution of life?"

"(T)he Internet shakes the university to its core; presumably, the two are now breeding a new heir."

(((The first statement is true. The second? Not without a little help, at least not with purpose and foresight. And no, it's not massive open online courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are the mp3 of education - they radically disrupt the distribution of information, but that's only one slice of the wider pie. mp3s have not radically changed music; largely only distribution. Likewise, MOOCs are the low-hanging fruit of learning: the easiest bit to translate and transmit, and the lowest value component. It is learning at its simplest, its most mundane. This is still useful as it frees up education - say, the university - to spend its time and resources doing something higher value instead - focusing on moments of intense, engaged collaboration, together in physical space. The rest can be displaced: with a hand; it is no great loss. No more than compact discs, and their absurdly-named "jewel boxes". Anyway.)))"

"The role of architecture seems central to future inquiries into attention. The cognitive role of architecture is to serve as banks for the rivers of data and communications, to create sites, objects, and physical resource interfaces for those electronic flows to be about. At the same time, architecture provides habitual and specialized contexts by which to make sense of activities. And, where possible, architecture furnishes rich, persistent, attention-restoring detail in which to take occasional refuge from the rivers of data."
(((Very good. Again, you won't see architects getting this pointed out at architecture school much currently - with a few honourable exceptions - but there's a good role for architecture in future (alongside many other things of course.))))
danhill  ambient  ambientintimacy  architecture  design  information  technology  2013  cityofsound  lisareichelt  malcolmmccullough  experience  embodiment  urban  urbanism  softcity  visibility  communication  sensing  attention  cognition  softcities  ubicomp  internetofthings  iot 
july 2013 by robertogreco
The Good Night Lamp
"The Good Night Lamp is a family of connected lamps that lets you communicate the act of coming back home to your loved ones, remotely.

A family of lamps is made up of a Big Lamp and Little Lamps that are linked to it. Send the Little Lamps to anyone in the world so that when you turn your Big Lamp on, the Little Lamps turn on as well.

Collect your friends' Little Lamps and watch them turn on and off as they come home, go out or go to bed. You'll never come back to an empty home again."

"The Good Night Lamp can be used as an intimate network for two, or as a physical social network for all your friends.

Close family: When you worry about a loved one living alone, give them a Big Lamp, and your Little Lamp will switch on whenever they use it. It's a simple way to see that they're around and pottering. …"
presence  lights  lamps  telepresence  konstantinoschalaris  adrianmcewen  johnnussey  alexandradeschamps-sonsino  2012  communication  design  ambientintimacy  ambient  goodnightlamp  from delicious
november 2012 by robertogreco
Augmented Empathy | Institute For The Future
"How can design bring empathy back in an increasingly disconnected world?  Modern war has lost traditional connection between soldiers on the battlefield and civilians at home.  Shifting enlistment to the poorest members of the nation, increased media coverage of data, rather than individuals, and government censorship has lead to apathy.  The Beat Empathy Device records the heartbeat of an anonymous soldier, and physically taps it into the chest of a civilian.  They share excitement, fear, calm, and death.  The news becomes news about your soldier, not just some soldier.  Now, imagine if this was your drivers license or Government ID."
design  empathy  biometrics  war  soldiers  beatempathydevice  data  heartbeat  dogtags  connection  ambientintimacy  ambient  dominicmuren  rachelhatch  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
The Financialization of Everyday Life |
"For future generations, the experience of rediscovering long-lost friends will be unfamiliar. Similarly, new friends are all too easy to make. If alienation was in part the product of feeling alone in a city or in mass society, misunderstood and unable to find others like oneself, today the Internet makes it possible for us to connect to a massive number of dispersed, networked publics brought together around particular taste cultures. Through social networking sites, we come to regard each other as intimates even before we have met. Intimacy is now a matter of keeping up the "telecocoon," the steady, ambient conversation that keeps individuals together regardless of how far apart they are."
kazysvarnelis  networks  networkedpublics  urban  urbanism  isolation  alienation  cities  mobility  connections  dispersion  ambient  ambientconversation  ambientintimacy  looseties  etiquette  internet  web  social  socialnetworking  from delicious
september 2010 by robertogreco
kung fu grippe: Episode 27: Missionless Statements
"In this special episode, Dan Benjamin talks with two of his heroes, Merlin Mann & Jeff Veen about independence, free thinking, email, productivity, & changing your game."

[There is more here (on shared values, innovation, organizations, management, entreprenuership, change, etc.) than my notes reflect—all worth the listen.]

[Video also at: ]
dunbar  dunbarnumber  groupsize  classsize  productivity  management  administration  tcsnmy  lcproject  jeffreyveen  merlinmann  danbenjamin  email  communication  leadership  problemsolving  technology  enterprise  independence  freethinking  gamechanging  time  small  slow  ambientintimacy  relationships  understanding  efficiency  human  humanconnection  campfire  offhtheshelfsoftware  values  organizations  groups  sharedvalues  culture  failure  innovation  cv  risktaking  risk  freelancing  motivation  danielpink  meaning  autonomy  drive  missionstatement  vision 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Vodafone | receiver » Blog Archive » Ambient Intimacy
"So, all of this is leading us to the 'why bother?' of ambient intimacy. Why do we bother participating in this kind of communication with others and why do we bother to keep track of others in our social network, or even have a social network at all? The following is a list that I first saw in Tom Coates' excellent presentation on social software. It shows four key reasons why people participate in on-line communities. I think it's pretty self explanatory and it works really well when you think about why we've participated in methods of communicating with each other, right from back when we were picking fleas, through to now, when we check our phones for messages from Twitter:

1. anticipated reciprocity
2. reputation
3. sense of efficacy
4. identification with a group"
lisareichelt  ambientintimacy  twitter  connectivity  infooverload  online  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  technology  tomcoates  community  reputation  identity 
june 2009 by robertogreco
In defense of Twitter
"Of course you'd like to think that most of your daily conversation is weighty and witty but instead everyone chats about pedestrian nonsense with their pals. In fact, that ephemeral chit-chat is the stuff that holds human social groups together." ... "So when you run across a Twitter message like "we had chicken sandwitches & pepsi for breakfast" from someone who has around 30 followers, what's really so odd about it? It's just someone telling a few friends on Twitter what she might normally tell them on the phone, via email, in person, or in a telegram. If you aren't one of the 30 followers, you never see the message...and if you do, you're like the guy standing next to a conversing couple on the subway platform."
kottke  twitter  socialnorms  conversation  ambientintimacy  psychology  socialnetworking  microblogging  writing  society  culture  internet  web  communication 
april 2009 by robertogreco
iPod, Kindle, Facebook — and a Nomad Called Me
"These days, we want to carry the contents of our homes with us wherever we go. Photos, once housed in beautiful frames and curated in albums, are now stuffed into our iPhones, and our relationships are nurtured on social networks via electronic address books from anywhere on the planet. I know Coltrane, Miles, Dizzy, Ella and Thievery all come for a walk with me whenever I pull the door behind me. Thanks to the rise of place-shifting and devices such as Sling Media’s SlingBox, even my television travels with me. And when that’s not possible, I just buy and download shows from either Amazon or Apple. I even took my favorite television show, “Criminal Minds,” for a ride across the country (or rather, the planet) last week.

Now I want to carry all my books with me, too."
ommalik  kindle  nomads  neo-nomads  data  music  mobility  facebook  ambientintimacy  streams  news  books  kinde  iphone 
march 2009 by robertogreco
I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You - Clive Thompson - - "ultimate effect of the new awareness brings back the dynamics of small-town life, where everybody knows your business"
"paradox of ambient awareness...Each little update — each individual bit of social information — is insignificant on its own, even supremely mundane. But...together, over time...coalesce into surprisingly sophisticated portrait of your friends’ & family members’ lives, like dots making pointillist painting...never before possible, because in real world, no friend would bother to call you up and detail the sandwiches she was eating...ambient information becomes like “a type of E.S.P.,”...invisible dimension floating over everyday life." ... "common complaint I heard, particularly from people in 20s...If you don’t dive in, other people will define who you are. So you constantly stream your pictures, your thoughts, your relationship status and what you’re doing — right now! — if only to ensure the virtual version of you is accurate, or at least the one you want to present to the world."
clivethompson  ambientintimacy  ambientawareness  tumblr  twitter  facebook  technology  relationships  co-presence  mimiito  messaging  sms  mobile  phone  online  dunbar  leisareichelt  danahboyd  caterinafake  flickr 
september 2008 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Some unformed thoughts on Ambient Intimacy for the next generation
"The ability to stay in touch with people that we have stronger or weaker ties with in this light weight way will be something available to them from a very young age and...throughout their entire lives. What do you imagine the repercussions will be?"
ambientintimacy  children  future  relationships  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  privacy  ambient  identity  intimacy  contacts 
july 2008 by robertogreco
The Mobile Social World of Presence | stuart henshall
"So the iPhone wins because it both keeps us in the flow and keeps us loosely connected. Perhaps a little like adding a “lurking” factor...iPhone in hand I have a better sense of what my friends and colleagues are doing"

[via: ]
n95  presence  ambientintimacy  socialsoftware  iphone  mobile  phones  social  socialnetworking  communication  flow  via:blackbeltjones 
june 2008 by robertogreco
"Buddyping is a whole new way of keeping in touch with people using your mobile. It enables you to pinpoint the location of your mates and invite them to join you if they are nearby."
mobile  phones  geography  geolocation  location  locative  location-based  awareness  ambientintimacy  socialsoftware  social  context-awareness  socialnetworks  socialnetworking 
may 2008 by robertogreco
FriendFeed is too much info - Laughing Meme
"one of my rare visits to FriendFeed...reminded [me] that I consistently regret it. Breaking down those contextual walls means I consistently like the people I find there less then I did when I was able to interact with them in isolated manners"
socialnetworking  socialmedia  aggregator  content  privacy  friendfeed  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  ambientintimacy  overload  information  lifestreams  via:migurski 
may 2008 by robertogreco
russell davies: social doing
"And it's all the verbs that make tweetclouds so interesting....I know we're all supposed to be thinking about social objects, but social doing seems to be potentially potent too."
russelldavies  twitter  socialobjects  socialdoing  experince  sharing  ambientintimacy  behavior  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  actions  verbs 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Mildly Diverting: RSS aggregation as a friend filter
"So a social aggregator with degree-of-intimacy - where you can choose elements of a person's behaviour to subscribe to...with a few smart bits at back which would desubscribe or deemphasise sections...according to your consumption behaviour."
attention  filtering  friends  intimacy  ambientintimacy  feeds  social  filters  semanticweb  via:preoccupations 
may 2008 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Ambient Exposure
"Education is probably the best way to help people manage exposure via content, but one of the key challenges for designers in social spaces is to design tools that support awareness and management of this exposure through unruly contact lists."
socialsoftware  socialnetworks  twitter  exposure  ambientintimacy  ambientexposure  privacy  relationships  online  web  internet  facebook  ambient  microblogging  socialnetworking  media  mobile  network  surveillance  friendship  sociality  intimacy  community 
april 2008 by robertogreco
I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic)
"three reasons: Most people are not that interesting. Twitter takes bite-sized content about three bites too far. Twitter feels distancing even as it connects me to others."
ambientintimacy  twitter  web2.0  collaboration  microblogging 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Ethnography l
"Twitter is a tool that allows users to have some sense of where and what their friends and family in their social network are up to. It's a manner of establishing and maintaining a connection without geographic proximity to prevent isolation in an increa
twitter  research  ethnography  ambientintimacy 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Thincloud Twitter for iPhone
"Post to Twitter from your iPhone What makes Thincloud so special? It's very finger- and eyeball-friendly, much more in fact than other iPhone apps. It's got huge buttons and a friendly graphical interface with thumbnails for browsing and checking up on y
iphone  twitter  ambientintimacy  jaiku  socialnetworking  microblogging  applications  ios 
march 2008 by robertogreco
collision detection: "Social proprioception" in the workplace
""social proprioception" -- the ability of a large group of friends and colleagues to know what each other are doing, and to co-ordinate themselves accordingly"
clivethompson  facebook  socialproprioception  social  work  ambientintimacy  awareness 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Laurent Haug’s blog » Blog Archive » Eight things I think I think
"5. Our whole economic system will be reinvented around the correct assumption that people do not create for money but for fun. 7. Entrepreneurs will equal adventurers. 8. Presence applications will impact sociality in a negative way."
economics  creativity  online  internet  ambientintimacy  presence  communication  future  predictions  google  politics  work  divorce  mobile  phones  society  behavior  celebrity  entrepreneurship 
january 2008 by robertogreco
The Rise and Rise of Presence Applications « Jared Madden Blog
"But I believe that mobile blogging can be attributed to the fast take-up and continuity of use that PA’s are currently experiencing. So how is this technology changing the way we connect and interact?"
presence  twitter  jaiku  ambientintimacy  microblogging  web  online  internet  texting  mobile  phones 
january 2008 by robertogreco
receiver - Light touches – text messaging, intimacy & photography by Matt Locke
"Technology often promises transcendence from real life but is eventually domesticated through interaction with real bodies in real spaces. We find new relationships with technologies by rubbing our corporeal bodies up against them, not by crossing a thre
touch  tactile  haptic  texting  sms  vibration  reality  virtuality  mobile  phones  intimacy  ambientintimacy  body  human  contact  photography  bodies 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Ahtisaari: Blogging over Las Vegas: Seven Challenges to our Shared Mobile Future
"7 challenges to our shared mobile future.: 1. Reach 2. Sometimess Off vs. Always On 3. Hackability 4. Social Primitives 5. Openess 6. Simplicity 7. Justice. A public conception of justice for freely forming networks. That could be our shared goal." and this quote from Pakistani master singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: "Throw out the clocks, My lover comes home, Let there be revelry. My lover comes home, Let there be revelry."
ambientintimacy  markoahtisaari  phones  mobile  ideas  futurism  future  design  ubicomp  nokia  mobility  technology  gamechanging  society  usability  wireless  collaboration  simplicity  socialnetworks  software  strategy  complexity  charlesmingus  flexibility  hackability  hacking  openness  open  connectivity  standards  ubiquitous  personalization  networks  freedom  justice  inequality  optimism  slow  cv  socialsoftware 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Goodbye Supermodernism |
"new architecture for the 21st century will be less concerned with sensation & affect, less obsessed with either box and blob, and more concerned with new kind of place-making, enabling us to dwell more creatively in both “real” & network space"
architecture  theory  urban  supermodernism  postmodernism  place  design  nonplaces  mobile  phones  presence  ambientintimacy  communication  thirdplaces  wireless  wifi  web  online  internet  kazysvarnelis 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Shift6 » symbiotic relationships and the “full-time intimate community”
Blyk betting consumers will tolerate this presence [of brand/politician/institution in their intimate community] in return for free connectivity. Is this mutually parasitic relationship the only tenable one or are other mutually beneficial relationships p
blyk  mobile  phones  ambientintimacy  culture  japan  danahboyd  mimiito  misamatsuda  relationships  texting  networks  social  socialnetworks 
november 2007 by robertogreco
What Google has planned for Jaiku? « Jonathan Mulholland
"Jaiku potentially gives Google Holy Grail - time relevant, location based targeting of info, personalised to very high degree...not a million miles away from being able to push appropriate advertising to individuals based on profile, location & availabil
jaiku  google  microblogging  mobile  mobility  ambientintimacy  ambient  locative  location-based  awareness  future  innovation  internet  location  technology  trends  web  online 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Maeda's SIMPLICITY: Clothing For The Mind
From "away messages" like earrings as an accessory, to MySpace or LinkedIn pages that constitute casual or business "mental attire," ...we live in a world where we put as much time into the clothing that we wear as we do our own online identities."
online  identity  expression  ambientintimacy  fashion  perception  internet  myspace  facebook  sms  texting  social  society  teens  youth  johnmaeda 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The Global Sympathetic Audience - New York Times
"Mainly, they describe the minutiae of their day, but when their lives take more dramatic turns, they often take the network along in real time."
twitter  tumblr  tumblelogs  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialattention  communication  sharing  blogging  blogs  microblogs  social  society  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  community 
november 2007 by robertogreco
IP Democracy - Where Have All the Blogs Gone?
"Is blogging now nothing more than a proving ground for would-be publishers? Will real blogs disappear now that most individuals have their own blogs in the form of Facebook or Myspace profiles?"
blogs  blogging  future  trends  myspace  writing  ambientintimacy  gamechanging  facebook  socialnetworks  socialnetworking 
november 2007 by robertogreco Notebook » The dea(r)th of Blogging
"I’ve noticed a trend in longtime bloggers, which I’m certainly a part of. Blogging less, linking more, generally winding down the straight blog in favour of a more distributed presence via Twitter, Delicious, videoblog apps like Seesmic."
rss  blogs  blogging  future  trends  writing  ambientintimacy  links  feeds  lifefeeds  aggregator 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » Social value of location-based content collection
"alternative approach for location-based technologies“...collecting & keeping of content can have important social values over & above simply consuming the content in situ"
location  location-based  ambient  ambientintimacy  memory  content  locative 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » Design for the Location Revolution?
"Although things have been achieved in the academia, it’s as if we had troubles going beyond the current state in gaming, social computing or navigation. My point here is not to criticize this blogpost but rather to show that LBS innovation is VERY slow
gps  future  location  location-based  ambientintimacy  ambient  mobile  phones  locative 
october 2007 by robertogreco
IFTF's Future Now: The Future of Presence
"I was trying to unpack some of our hopes and fears about the prospects of emerging immersive telecommunications technologies to displace high-energy, high-impact air travel."
mobile  mobility  presence  travel  communication  technology  internet  web  online  telecommunications  airplanes  sustainability  environment  ambientintimacy  presentations  dopplr  future  awareness  chat 
october 2007 by robertogreco
James Governor’s Monkchips » The rise and rise of the social/digital bridgebuilder
"Specialism is a good thing, but its not the only thing. Do you know any good bridge-builders? If you don’t, find some and hire them."
ambientintimacy  blogging  networking  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  people  society  work  yearoff  jobs  generalists  connections  socialnetworking  social  human  brands  branding  microsoft  robertscoble  digital  careers 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Joho the Blog: From data to presence
"as we access net through a computer, it's a place we visit. As...something we carry with us everywhere, it swallows us whole. Our presence...becomes constant, intertwingled w/ real world, connected in ways that will emerge from constancy/intertwingling."
via:preoccupations  net  wen  online  presence  ambient  ambientintimacy  jaiku  google  mobile  phones  convergence  location-based 
october 2007 by robertogreco
New Nomads - Royal Philips
"New Nomads illustrates the research that Philips Design, together with Philips Research, has carried out on wearable electronics.
neo-nomads  nomads  clothing  wearable  electronics  research  ambient  ambientintimacy  sensory  embedded  wearables 
october 2007 by robertogreco
No kidding - Royal Philips
"This garments uses mobile phone and camera technology to help parents pin point their kids' position, but also fabric antennas, radio tagging and miniature remote cameras to allow children to play exciting games outdoors."
children  clothing  neo-nomads  nomads  play  annotation  kids  location  location-based  ambient  ambientintimacy  gps 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Connection and Disconnection in the Digital Age - Practical Theory
"I love that I spend my downtime in my life listening to people and talking to people, rather than surfing for something entertaining and mindless on TV."
ambientintimacy  schools  education  teaching  learning  children  kids  students  twitter  society  im  wasteland  slow  comments  conversation  relationships  etiquette  tseliot 
october 2007 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy
"Ambient intimacy is about being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy that you wouldn’t usually have access to, because time and space conspire to make it impossible."
ambientintimacy  awareness  behavior  communication  community  human  friendship  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  networking  networks  newmedia  interaction  jaiku  twitter  trends  technology  sociology  ui  ubicomp  culture  design  identity  im  connections  emotions  language  presence  flickr  psychology  relationships  ambient 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Neuroeconomics, Neuroaesthetics, and Communications Industry Development
"3 models for communication: information transfer, storytelling, and presence. While analysis of communication has tended to employ first 2, the 3rd provides a better orientation for recognizing & organizing useful knowledge about sensuous choices in comm
ambientintimacy  ambient  presence  storytelling  communication  games  social  mobile  phones  nokia  information  data 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Telco 2.0: Nokia’s dilemma: operator friend or foe?
"a mobile phone is an adequate “social presence” device with lots of room to grow; a weak information transfer device, with lots of potential; a fantastic device for capturing personal narrative; but only average at enabling the consumption of persona
socialnetworking  business  nokia  services  mobile  phones  presence  strategy  ovi  telephony  ambientintimacy  storytelling  narrative  social  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  networks  networking  everyware  hardware 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Putting people first » The fifth screen of tomorrow
" already on the horizon. A screen perhaps without a screen, without contact even, or on the contrary connected through a multitude of extensions....that will highlight the evolution towards more autonomy and more mobility"
interactiondesign  socialsoftware  mobile  phones  future  participatory  social  socialnetworks  presence  autonomy  place  ambientfindability  everyware  ubicomp  ubiquitous  ambient  ambientintimacy  networks  fifthscreen  gps  cities  flux  annotation  nearfield  ux  media  research  networking  mobility  access  information  locative  location-based  location  awareness  flow  gamechanging  sousveillance  online  internet  web  embedded 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Putting people first » Communication is king and presence is a prince
"3 basic modes of communication: presence (sensuous sense of the other person being with you, social bonding); storytelling (narrative of a game, lyrics/emotions of song, scenes of movie); pure information transfer (want a taxi! tomorrow’s weather?)"
ambientintimacy  ambient  presence  storytelling  communication  games  social  mobile  phones  nokia  information  data 
october 2007 by robertogreco
/Message: Christine Rosen on Virtual Friendships And The New Narcissism
"It may seem to be less, since it is partial, but the reality is that all friendship is discontinuous, even the realest of meatworld relationships. It is a matter only of scale. And I maintain that it is these tools that will allow us to scale friendship
narcissism  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship  friendship  online  internet  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  society  relationships  authenticity  teens  networking  networks  web  identity  emotion  culture  community  facebook  myspace  self  technology  privacy  stoweboyd 
october 2007 by robertogreco
The New Atlantis - Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism - Christine Rosen
"Real intimacy requires risk—the risk of disapproval, of heartache, of being thought a fool. Social networking websites may make relationships more reliable, but whether those relationships can be humanly satisfying remains to be seen."
socialnetworking  socialnetworks  society  jaiku  twitter  relationships  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship  authenticity  teens  networking  networks  online  web  identity  emotion  narcissism  culture  community  facebook  myspace  self  technology  internet  privacy 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Lyrics for David Byrne's "In the Future"
"In the future everyone will only get to go home once a year. In the future everyone will stay home all the time. In the future we will not have time for leisure activities. In the future we will only 'work' one day a week."
future  home  place  identity  ubicomp  ambientintimacy  work  play  leisure  music  davidbyrne 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Passively Multiplayer Online Games
"Our Passively Multiplayer Online Game ("PMOG") follows people as they surf the web, giving them experience points, levels, items and currency. PMOG layers social gaming on top of web browsing."
games  gamechanging  ambientintimacy  presence  sousveillance  surveillance  socialsoftware  multiplayer  lifeasgame  culture  mmog  mobile  phones  networks  networking  gaming  gamedesign  attention  art  browsing  experience  experiments  videogames  ubiquitous  theory  play  pmog  arg 
october 2007 by robertogreco Tim O'Reilly on what's missing from the iPhone
"As he abandoned his Nokia S60 phone for an iPhone, he found himself missing the presence-enabled phonebook we created for the Nokia handsets."
jaiku  iphone  mobile  presence  ambient  ambientintimacy  social  web2.0 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Theories about Google’s acquisition of Jaiku | FactoryCity
"What Google keeps getting closer to with first its acquisition of Dodgeball a year ago and now Jaiku is the socialization of presence. That’s what it’s all about."
apple  business  iphone  future  jaiku  google  mobile  phones  gps  ambientintimacy  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  communication  presence  marketing  advertising  socialnetworking  trends  networking  services 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Social Network Fatigue and the Missing Web 2.0 Address Book
"What really needs to be done is not just to connect the various social networks that do exist in internet network-of-networks style, but also to social-network enable our real social network apps: our IM, our email, our phone."
future  mobile  phones  iphone  privacy  community  presence  locative  ambientintimacy  communication  collaboration  web2.0  socialnetworking  social  oreilly  socialsoftware  identity  friends  location  location-based 
october 2007 by robertogreco
I love my iPhone, but...bah, no Jaiku!
"I love the idea of knowing where people are before I call them, as well as other details of a phone's status. And that's where Jaiku shines. How often have you woken someone up in the middle of the night because they were in Europe instead of Silicon Val
jaiku  socialsoftware  iphone  software  twitter  mobile  phones  presence  socialnetworking  ambientintimacy  applications  apple  google  social  ios 
october 2007 by robertogreco
picoformats - Microformats
"Picoformats represent an effort being undertaken led by Chris Messina to codify various standards and openly pursue a nomenclature and syntax for communicating and executing commands with mobile devices over SMS or via command line interfaces (CLI)."
picoformats  twitter  jaiku  formats  markup  mobile  phones  sms  web  networks  mobility  location  communication  coding  ambientintimacy 
october 2007 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy at the Future of Web Apps
"I was very happy to have the opportunity to hop up and share my thoughts on Ambient Intimacy at the Future of Web Apps conference in London yesterday. The slides are above."
ambient  net  internet  social  networks  socialnetworking  gamechanging  networking  socialnetworks  intimacy  human  connections  web  online  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship 
october 2007 by robertogreco
FOWA07b: Leisa Reichelt. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos
"we're expending almost no energy at all on getting to grips with this info, it's just there to take it all in if we want. These are the kind of things that represent ambient intimacy that are really lightweight powerful ways to communicate: twitter, flic
ambient  net  internet  social  networks  socialnetworking  networking  socialnetworks  intimacy  human  connections  web  online  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship 
october 2007 by robertogreco
ongoing · The Intimate Internet
"won’t have to rely on professional noticers to tell you [what the next big thing is] because it’ll touch your life directly. Probably by opening another conduit for the flow of ambient intimacy...sinking ever more deeply into the ambient Internet hum
ambient  net  internet  social  networks  socialnetworking  networking  socialnetworks  intimacy  human  connections  web  online  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship 
october 2007 by robertogreco Opening up the social graph
"People look for two qualities in this type of infrastructure provider: 1) critical mass and 2) ethics. It should appear stable enough that it's reasonable to expect it to stick around...and since we trust it with our data its intentions have to come acro
socialgraph  api  applications  code  collaboration  communication  community  development  information  networking  networks  open  openid  people  portability  privacy  profile  socialnetworking  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  relationships  reputation  facebook  jaiku  identity  standards  distributed  google  ambientintimacy  ambient  jyriengestrom 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Passively Multiplayer Online Games
"Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) where MyWare tracks and catalogues your online activity and assigns a point giving system so checking your email might yield you 10 extra attribute points for "wisdom" or reading the journal of experimental quantu
play  online  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  competition  profiles  pmog  mmog  ambientintimacy  arg 
january 2007 by robertogreco the web is your playfield
" will turn our personal data trails into a playfield for a web-based massively-multiplayer online game. Call it passively multiplayer - the reality of communication networks. Already, Web 2.0 and social networking sites keep track of our relations"
education  online  play  social  web  games  socialsoftware  internet  communication  pmog  mmog  ambientintimacy  multiplayer  distributed  collaborative  collecting  gaming  hypertext  statistics  mapping  browsing  collaboration  attention  lifeasgame  arg 
may 2006 by robertogreco

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