As the Internet of Things matures, sensors will continue to proliferate - in public spaces, measuring air quality, noise pollution, weather and more; and in private hands, where some of the same things will be measured and some different - biometrics, health, energy consumption and so forth. Governments are already planning their ecosystems, and more choices become available to consumers every day.
But how will these things be interconnected to achieve their potential? There is a real opportunity here to empower citizenry and improve our way of life:
This workshop will address the challenge: How can sensors improve the quality of urban life, creating a stronger connection between Me and My City?
Build on ideas for webmaking on mobile.
Explore various approaches to teaching js, including a next version of Thimble, and prototype the ideal solution that supports teaching computational thinking, programming basics and js syntax.
This session is designed teach you how to build almost any Web app.
We'll be making a web application (The Web Gramophone) with client and server parts using audio and images in Firefox. Images will be translated into audio and vice-versa. Any image can be used. You can play a regular image, but it's likely the audio will be scrambled and won't sound good. Auditory results may vary, but the learning outcomes will certainly be valuable!
Who should come?
9th–11th November 2012