Internet of Things projects overview
Constraint City took part in the exhibition “Sensing Place. Mediatizing the Urban Landscape” which compiled the Crème de la Crème of artworks/designs dealing with the augmentation of electromagnetic signals in our urban environment. Works by Mark Shepard, SENSEable City Lab and Christina Kubisch are featured, just to name a few. In the words of curator Sabine Himmelsbach, the exhibition seeks to address this reconfiguration of the public space by means of an increasing overlap of the digital spheres of information and geographical reality.
Other Projects in the overview
The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. The term Internet of Things was first used by Adam Baumgarten in 1999. The concept of the Internet of Things first became popular through the Auto-ID Center and related market analysts publications. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is often seen as a prerequisite for the Internet of Things. If all objects and people in daily life were equipped with radio tags, they could be identified and inventoried by computers. However, unique identification of things may be achieved through other means such as barcodes or 2D-codes as well.
Equipping all objects in the world with minuscule identifying devices could be transformative of daily life. For instance, business may no longer run out of stock or generate waste products, as involved parties would know which products are required and consumed. One’s ability to interact with objects could be altered remotely based on immediate or present needs, in accordance with existing end-user agreements.