Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. How will it change us? Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing Gestural interfaces like those seen in Minority Report.
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How will it change us? Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing Gestural interfaces like those seen in Minority Report. The RFID tags now embedded in everyt Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet. All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls "everyware.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. In "Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing" by Adam Greenfield A long time ago, I found myself sitting on my bed, breathing in a cloud of card fumes, using a stiletto to pick at the corner of a London electronic travel card acquired in a school field trip to the UK.
After arriving in Lisbon I became utterly fascinated by it. Thus I decided to dissect one of them. After letting the If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. You can read the rest of this review elsewhere. View 2 comments. Shelves: , design , user-experience , technology. This book has a strong focus on the human side of new-fangled technology, which makes it refreshingly different than most books about the subject.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that the extremely short chapters made the book feel very long. It was almost like reading a series of blog posts about ubiquitous computing, though a series of very well written and carefully ordered blog posts.
As a designer, the last section was the most relevant and interesting, about the ways everywar This book has a strong focus on the human side of new-fangled technology, which makes it refreshingly different than most books about the subject.
As a designer, the last section was the most relevant and interesting, about the ways everyware should be designed to preserve our humanity in the face of technological change. Short answer: it shouldn't make our lives worse. Nov 23, Troy rated it liked it Shelves: science. Published in , but I read this in The most interesting part of this book was to see how far technology has advanced in those 7 years. A very tech-heavy book, but a fascinating read, albeit a bit dated at this point.
Apr 12, Weixiang rated it really liked it. Concise, thematic, academic approach towards the study of ubiquitous computing. I picked up this book when I was thinking about different methods of ubiquitous background computing. Such examples would be automatic processes in different facets of our lives. What I liked about this book was the cautionary tales and more of the ethics of developing such technologies from inequality and class issues to biological implant ideas.
The reading is dry, but fascinating none the less. Reading level: 4, n Concise, thematic, academic approach towards the study of ubiquitous computing. Reading level: 4, needs computer background to have full benefits. College junior level in comp sci or architecture. Who is it for: automators, scriptors, home automation nerds. Mar 15, Ogi Ogas rated it it was ok. My ratings of books on Goodreads are solely a crude ranking of their utility to me, and not an evaluation of literary merit, entertainment value, social importance, humor, insightfulness, scientific accuracy, creative vigor, suspensefulness of plot, depth of characters, vitality of theme, excitement of climax, satisfaction of ending, or any other combination of dimensions of value which we are expected to boil down through some fabulous alchemy into a single digit.
I re-read this book recently. It is invaluable though, in regards to the ideas, visions and challenges that are inherent to emerging technology paradigms from their early inception to production and, finally, consumption. Jan 27, Rob rated it really liked it. Interesting read, especially the sections on determinism. It seems that most—if not all—areas of technology are converging toward some logical conclusion, whether we like it or not. I guess it makes sense when you recognize the elegant simplicity of the underlying architecture.
Perhaps the end result is Q from Star Trek. Jul 20, Steven Deobald rated it really liked it. It's hard to imagine a time when this book needs to be read by more technologists in more countries and in more industries than The dangers presented and the solutions suggested are all laid bare before us. Feb 14, Joshua Palay rated it it was amazing.
Jun 20, Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction. Excellent discussion of the origins of ubiquitous computing, current state of the art as of , where it might be headed and potential issues and design principles. A must-read, not only in terms of ubiquitous computing, but as an examplar of writings on the social use of technology and as a source of potential design principles for Web 2.
Jan 29, Sonya added it Shelves: bought-and-still-planning-to-read. I ordered a few "web design" books to inspire my fading interest in web design.
This was one of them. I recently started participating in my web design hobby again and will more than likely read it. View 1 comment. Aug 25, Ty rated it really liked it Shelves: ux. The 'thesis' presentation got on my nerves. It felt jarring, as if I were watching a movie with quick cuts between scenes.
Yet that is the only complaint I have. The information and arguments in the book are flawless. Aug 23, John rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , transhumanism , ubiquitous-computing , technology-and-computer-science. Jan 26, Harald Felgner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although Adam Greenfield's theses are almost 9 years old, they look at least 5 years into the future!
Nov 01, Sbisker added it Shelves: interaction-design-ish.
Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield