Continued musings on The Internet of Things, this time for a talk and then public lecture at Mediamatic in Amsterdam as part of their RFID & The Internet of Things workshop. What are the ways that the Internet of Things can become a playful, life-affirming, habitable way to join 1st Life activity through 2nd Life expressions? Can we have more than sedentary, locked-in-front-of-the-screen 2nd lives that do more than spin an avatar around in a dungeon land of warlocks? 2nd lives that have consequential, meaningful linkages to the world our atrophying bodies have to occupy, no matter what our WoW level is? Did we learn anything useful from South Park 1008?
It was great to meet Arie Altena, Slava Kozlov and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, and all the workshop participants.