I’m heading to Amsterdam for Picnic ’06 to give a talk on, er.. the Internet of Things, a topic near and dear and, despite the somewhat pedestrian sound of the topic (what else would the internet be except an assemblage of “things”), it is a subject that flags some weak signals as to what it will be like in the near-future to live in a pervasively networked world.

I’m looking forward to talks by the likes of Linda Stone, my chum Ben Cerveny from the Playground Foundation, Philip Rosedale from Second Life, Soh-Yeong Roh from Art Center Nabi, my USC colleague Michael Naimark, John Thackara, Matt Jones and Marko Ahtisaari. And there are tons of other very interesting sounding folks.