Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sep: The Internet as Material: Empowering the Next Phase of Connected Hardware Innovation (O'Reilly)

Friday, September 12, 2014 / 10am PST

The emerging IoT space holds enormous potential for positive social, environmental and financial impact if it is built with the most important node at its center: people. In order for the next wave of innovation around connected devices to happen, people must be able to understand the technology, relate it to their lives, and be able to envision and prototype solutions to real-world problems, even when these problems are relevant only for the few. This, in turn, will only happen when the Internet becomes a Material, accessible to non-engineers and non-experts that can grasp and deploy interactions with the Internet in the physical world, as easily as they can with physical materials.