James joined Sunderland Software City for a session on "Deconstructing the Internet of Things".
This was a distributed event, live-linked with four other cities via the Cisco National Virtual Incubator- high-speed conferencing.
Presentations highlights included:
- One from the creators of Little Printer- considering how people approach 'connected by default' devices, and how we might need to refine language for inter-device and to-human communication.
- David Burdon presented Datascape, a tool for mapping datasets to a virtual environment for exploration and pattern spotting.
James gave an impromptu overview of June's Sparks North-East event.
Here is the full itinerary of the meeting.