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Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence.

Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended. —"The Coming Technological Singularity" by Vernor Vinge, 1993 -  http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Global/Singularity/sing.html http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Global/Singularity/sing.html

In the words of the ACLU:

In the words of the ACLU: We don’t like the networks of police-run video cameras that are being set up in an increasing number of cities. We don’t think the government should be watching over the population en masse. [but] When it comes to the citizenry watching the government, we like that. http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/20/ok-glass-rip-privacy-the-democratization-of-surveillance/ http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/20/ok-glass-rip-privacy-the-democratization-of-surveillance/

A short article with a good interview about google glass - of even more interest was some of the comments left.

A short article with a good interview about google glass - of even more interest was some of the comments left. http://thenextweb.com/video/2013/04/27/robert-scoble-im-never-going-to-live-another-day-without-a-wearable-computer-on-my-face/?fromcat=all http://thenextweb.com/video/2013/04/27/robert-scoble-im-never-going-to-live-another-day-without-a-wearable-computer-on-my-face/?fromcat=all

Michael D.

Michael D. Fischer is an anthropologist who has worked mainly in the Punjab and Swat in Pakistan, and the Cook Islands. His major interests are in the representation and structure of indigenous knowledge, cultural informatics, and the interrelationships between ideation and the material contexts within which ideation is expressed. Fischer is Professor of Anthropological Sciences in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent and is currently Director of the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing at UKC.  He has received grants from the ESRC, AHRB, SERC, MRC, HEFCE, JISC, Leverhulme and Nuffield, on topics including ethnography of Pakistan and the Cook Islands, formal analysis, multimedia databases, coding methods, virtual reality, performance and large scale networked databases, historical anthropology and textual markup.

#istas13 #veillance Sally A.

#istas13   #veillance    Sally A. Applin is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) with a focus on mediated and PolySocial Reality (PoSR). She holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU (ITP) and a BA in Conceptual Design from SFSU. Sally has had a 20+ year career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant, Sr. Researcher and Ethnographer. Sally currently researches and models  the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: specifically the reifications of Network Space in Personal Space. She is also a member of IoT Council, a think tank for the Internet of Things.

​Thad Starner, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of the Contextual Computing Group is an invited...

​Thad Starner, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of the Contextual Computing Group is an invited speaker at #istas13   #veillance   - http://www.istas13.org   The Georgia Institute of Technology academic research creates computational interfaces and agents for use in everyday mobile environments. We combine wearable and ubiquitous computing technologies with techniques from the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), pattern recognition, and human computer interaction (HCI).

04.26.2013: A typical day in the life of this Rhode Island household begins with Dawn Glasberg, 38, with her iPhone...

04.26.2013: A typical day in the life of this Rhode Island household begins with Dawn Glasberg, 38, with her iPhone in hand. Her teenage daughter, Sydney, 13, on their computers and son Kenny, 5, on the PlayStation. Sydney takes her iPod with her to school for music. KC Hopkins, Dawn's boyfriend and Kenny's father, also heads off to work with his iPhone that he mainly uses to make calls. Providence Journal video by Steve Szydlowski - http://youtu.be/vcqVM_8GEzM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcqVM_8GEzM

04.26.2013: A typical day in the life of this Rhode Island household begins with Dawn Glasberg, 38, with her iPhone...

04.26.2013: A typical day in the life of this Rhode Island household begins with Dawn Glasberg, 38, with her iPhone in hand. Her teenage daughter, Sydney, 13, on their computers and son Kenny, 5, on the PlayStation. Sydney takes her iPod with her to school for music. KC Hopkins, Dawn's boyfriend and Kenny's father, also heads off to work with his iPhone that he mainly uses to make calls. Providence Journal video by Steve Szydlowski -  http://youtu.be/vcqVM_8GEzM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcqVM_8GEzM

"...According to Rashid, his division has done extensive work in emotional recognition, developing algorithms...

"...According to Rashid, his division has done extensive work in emotional recognition, developing algorithms capable of gauging a person's state based on the tenor of their voice, the speed at which they speak, or even the contours of their face. Microsoft and others have also explored ways to imbue machines with more emotional nuance, tinkering with different voices and intonations." -  http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/24/4260614/microsoft-research-rick-rashid-smartwatches-contact-lens-display

"...As computing moves from our desktops to our phones, we look into the future to see how technology will become...

"...As computing moves from our desktops to our phones, we look into the future to see how technology will become increasingly ingrained in our movements and our active lives. From the Nike Fuelband to Google Glass, consumers are already seeing hints of the future of wearable devices. They have the possibility to make us more knowledgeable about ourselves and our surroundings, and connect us with each other in an uninterrupted, more intimate way. From DIY wearables to high-tech sensors and smart fabrics, the years ahead will show how integrated technology can impact our lives for the better. Featuring: Sandy Pentland, MIT Sabine Seymour, Parsons Steven Dean, G51Studio Becky Stern, Adafruit" http://youtu.be/4qFW4zwXzLs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qFW4zwXzLs

"...You might be inclined to think that airport security is not the best place to wear Google Glass.

"...You might be inclined to think that airport security is not the best place to wear Google Glass. You'd probably be right, but given the amount that I travel it was pretty-well inevitable that I'd cross through some security checkpoint before the course of this testing would be through. I'm honored to be part of the X-Prize Visioneering conference this week, a gathering of incredible minds putting their considerable brainpower behind the creation of competitions to make the world a better place. But, to take part I'd have to get out to California, and that meant yet another long flight across the country -- and another trip through the full-body scanner. The question is, how would the folks at airport security react to it?" http://youtu.be/VZ8q0m-pBFQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8q0m-pBFQ

Mobile Apps - Know the risk...

Mobile Apps - Know the risk -  http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/agdbasev7wr/privacy/documents/pdf/mobile%20apps%20know%20the%20risks%20agency%20final.pdf http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/agdbasev7wr/privacy/documents/pdf/mobile%20apps%20know%20the%20risks%20agency%20final.pdf

[...Unlike traditional medical telemetry systems, which require separate links for each function being monitored,...

[...Unlike traditional medical telemetry systems, which require separate links for each function being monitored, wireless MBAN systems could monitor all required functions and then aggregate the results and transmit them to a remote location for evaluation. The data could be uploaded to private clouds within hospital data centers and also to public cloud providers, such as Microsoft's HealthVault.] -  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230095/Wearable_technology_market_to_exceed_6B_by_2016

“You can do commercial communications of all kinds,” Herlik said.

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer “You can do commercial communications of all kinds,” Herlik said. “Those payloads will see over $1.1 trillion of activity.” He paused to emphasize: “That’s trillion with a ‘T.’ ” http://www.suasnews.com/2013/04/22524/telecom-equipped-drones-could-revolutionize-wireless-market/

Although most of the teams did not finished the competition in desired level, but some of them proved their ability...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer Although most of the teams did not finished the competition in desired level, but some of them proved their ability to finish the mission. One of them was Matin from Booshehr city, which unfortunately at the end, had some problems and  crashed. Generally, it can be said that most of the teams had a substantial improvement in their airframe production methods and their avionics. For example, wide usage of carbon fibre and fibre glass in the airframes, industrial production methods, using Autopilots and avionics, and installation of safety parachute. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/04/22514/irans-3rd-uav-design-and-flying-competition/

Leigh Blackall is an Invited Speaker at #istas13 #veillance - http://istas13.org

Leigh Blackall is an Invited Speaker at #istas13   #veillance  - http://istas13.org

Corey Manders, Research Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR will be a Plenary Speaker at #istas13 ...

Corey Manders, Research Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR will be a Plenary Speaker at #istas13   #veillance  - Upon first glance, Corey’s professional journey has been what most would consider an almost impossible dichotomy. As a former professional musician, his appreciation for the aesthetic is undeniable. As a Ph.D in computer engineering, his respect for the technical can’t be taken for anything but remarkable either.

Ellen M.

Ellen M. McGee, Ethics Consultant will be a Plenary Speaker at #istas13   #veillance  -  Ellen M. McGee is presently an ethics consultant, offering ethics education to organizations and institutions, and lecturing widely. She, also, serves as a speaker for the New York State Council on the Humanities.

Daniel Kish, President, World Access for the Blind will be a Plenary Speaker at #istas13 #veillance - Daniel...

Daniel Kish, President, World Access for the Blind will be a Plenary Speaker at #istas13   #veillance  - Daniel Kish is the lead founder and President of World Access for the Blind. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization uniquely combines a self directed, no limits approach with expertise in perceptual development, positive psychology, person-centered instruction, and public education to develop and mobilize innovative, high impact strategies to facilitate self directed achievement by challenging all forms of blindness throughout the world.

Clint Zeagler is an Invited Speaker at #istas13 #veillance - While teaching textiles and fashion design studio...

Clint Zeagler is an Invited Speaker at   #istas13   #veillance  -  While teaching textiles and fashion design studio classes at Savannah College of Art & Design, Zeagler realized his true passion lies in bridging the gap between the disciplines of design and Human Centered Computing. A diverse background in fashion, industrial design and textiles drives his research on electronic textiles and on-body interfaces with the Contextual Computing Group of the GVU center of Georgia Tech. As a Research Scientist I for the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design he teaches courses on Wearable Product Design and an ID section of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (MUC). Zeagler enjoys working with corporations such as HP/Palm and Google to bring real world experience into the classroom. He recently acquired a Georgia Space Consortium grant to fund MUC student projects on wearable computing for space—a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students.

Collars and aircraft repeater

Collars and aircraft repeater

"..Testimony is Interesting.

"..Testimony is Interesting. Video is Compelling. Improves behavior of all parties during police interactions." -  http://www.taser.com/products/on-officer-video/axon-flex-on-officer-video

"...With increasing everyday interaction with technology, loss of privacy has already begun — risque photos posted...

"...With increasing everyday interaction with technology, loss of privacy has already begun — risque photos posted online to Facebook have and will continue to cost people jobs — but now we’re talking about introducing a device that can record exactly what a person wearing it sees for significant amounts of time. Early reports say the glasses will be capable of 45 minutes of constant recording before battery death. Then the device can instantly upload footage to an online medium with a single voice command. While we can already use smartphones and GoPro’s to record on the fly, Google Glass will be significantly less conspicuous and more likely to catch moments better left private...." -  http://stopthecyborgs.org/2013/04/24/your-in-public-stupid/ http://stopthecyborgs.org/2013/04/24/your-in-public-stupid/

"...Imagine the ability to place an imaging chamber around an entire community.

"...Imagine the ability to place an imaging chamber around an entire community. Imagine the ability to record and display nearly every facet and dimension of behavior, communication, and social interaction among the members of the said community. Moreover, envision being able to conduct interventions in the community, while measuring their effect—by both automatic sensor tools as well as qualitative assessment of the individual subjects. Now, think about doing this for an entire year, while the members of the community go about their everyday lives." -  http://stopthecyborgs.org/2013/04/24/social-fmri-investigating-and-shaping-social-mechanisms-in-the-real-world/ http://stopthecyborgs.org/2013/04/24/social-fmri-investigating-and-shaping-social-mechanisms-in-the-real-world/

The University of Wollongong are ICE Patrons at #veillance #istas13 - The University of Wollongong is a...

The University of Wollongong are ICE Patrons at #veillance   #istas13  - The University of Wollongong is a University that ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world with an enviable record of achievement in teaching and research. It is also located in one of the most beautiful settings in Australia, just an hour's drive south of Australia's largest city, Sydney. Our students and staff come from diverse backgrounds, many from overseas. They share a culture that respects openness, inclusiveness, collegiality and diversity. I am proud of our talented, motivated and energetic staff—many of whom are leaders in their field nationally and internationally - http://www.uow.edu.au http://www.uow.edu.au

Augmate Corporation are General Patrons at the #istas13 #veillance event - Augmate Corporation is a next...

Augmate Corporation are General Patrons at the #istas13   #veillance  event -  Augmate Corporation is a next generation internet software company, we provide visual efficiency tools for businesses and consumers by merging the digital and physical worlds using eye-wear (AR Glasses) and mobile devices. We cut the tether of the laptop and break the chain of a desktop computer by placing digital information, imagery, and applications directly on top of physical world objects - http://www.augmate.com   http://www.augmate.com

MobLabs are Lanyard Patrons at #veillance #istas13 - It takes over a decade of experience and a wide range of...

MobLabs are Lanyard Patrons at #veillance   #istas13  -  It takes over a decade of experience and a wide range of different skills to be able to turn the latest technology into easy to use and effective solutions that people really use. This is what we're good at: audits, business models, design, development, system integration, user experience - http://mob-labs.com/ http://mob-labs.com/

Augmentedreality.org are General Patrons of #veillance #istas13 - AR.ORG unites hundreds of companies, and...

Augmentedreality.org are General Patrons of #veillance   #istas13  -   AR.ORG unites hundreds of companies, and thousands of entrepreuneurs, engineers and designers - commited to advancing Augmented Reality - an emerging technology that digitizes interaction with the physical world. Members tap into valuable members-only resources: major discounts to industry events, networking opportunities with industry leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, unparalleled market research, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation in the voice of the industry. AR.ORG also owns and produces ARE – the largest international event for augmented reality and the global stage for AR innovation. All profits from ARE are reinvested into AR.ORG ’s industry services - http://www.augmentedreality.org

CISCO are General Patrons of the #istas13 #veillance event - CISCO (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful

CISCO are General Patrons of the #istas13   #veillance  event - CISCO (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 65,225 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as: Consumer Networking, Networking, Security, Unified Communication, Telepresence, Collaboration, Data Center, Virtualization, Unified Computing Systems - 

[...Libelium today released a new generation of autonomous 3G sensors equipped with video cameras that enable the...

[...Libelium today released a new generation of autonomous 3G sensors equipped with video cameras that enable the development of new security, surveillance and military applications on Waspmote, the wireless sensor network platform for the Internet of Things.These new video camera sensors, in conjunction with the 3G communication module, allow the creation of sensor nodes that transmit both discrete data gathered by analog and digital sensors and complex streams of real time information, such as photos and video, to servers in the Cloud...] - http://www.libelium.com/top_50_iot_sensor_applications_ranking/ - SmartWorld

[...The IRISS project has the following main objectives:

[...The IRISS project has the following main objectives: To investigate the emergence, development and deployment of surveillance technologies, their impact on basic rights and their social and economic costs. To design a theoretical framework of understanding which captures core dimensions of the relationship between surveillance and democracy and which can be utilised to explore these relations empirically. To understand and reconstruct citizens’ views and understanding of surveillance and their options to exercise their democratic rights in surveillance societies. To identify and analyse the options for enhancing social, economic and institutional resilience in European societies....] - http://irissproject.eu/

[...Convenience and cost-effectiveness are the two key considerations for both citizens and security forces when...

[...Convenience and cost-effectiveness are the two key considerations for both citizens and security forces when deciding which technologies to embrace or avoid in the Information Society. State actors and private corporations adopt ICTs because they are costeffective. Once adopted these ICTs are then capable of being bridged in multiple ways permitting police/security forces to go beyond the data they gather directly but also increasingly tap into data gathered and stored by private corporations. These ICTs, which have to date gone through a period of largely organic growth, will be deemed to be “in balance” if they are implemented in a way which respects individual privacy while still maximising convenience, profitability, public safety and security....] #veillance - http://luks.fe.uni-lj.si/respect/

John’s usage of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) all started with his interest in the Pine Barrens, when he came...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer John’s usage of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) all started with his interest in the Pine Barrens, when he came across an area that, according to Google Maps, was supposed to be a development.  Yet when he ventured out there, no development existed: “I’m looking to make visible something that can’t be seen.  There is an spot of land in the middle of the forest where Google maps thinks there is a development.  In all actuality, if you go there, it’s just trees.  It took the use of a drone to get photographs of it.” http://www.suasnews.com/2013/04/22437/pine-barrens-drones-and-the-new-aesthetic/

#glass for zombies - https://plus.google.com/u/0/107290707477228775864/posts/3iU6pL3Aqfg

#glass for zombies -  https://plus.google.com/u/0/107290707477228775864/posts/3iU6pL3Aqfg

The Anon [ymouses ] - The IEEE SSIT Twitter campaign starts connecting key speakers and program members to local...

The Anon [ymouses ] - The IEEE SSIT Twitter campaign starts connecting key speakers and program members to local Toronto and Ontario information powerhouses.

In full - https://twitter.com/teemul/status/313190019298889728

In full -  https://twitter.com/teemul/status/313190019298889728

Prof Marcus Wigan is a member of the #istas13 #veillance Program Committee - Professorial Fellow, Principal,...

Prof Marcus Wigan is a member of the #istas13   #veillance  Program Committee - Professorial Fellow, Principal, Oxford Systematics Emeritus Professor, Transport and Information Systems, Edinburgh Napier University; Visiting Professor, Imperial College London; Partner GAMUT Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor, ICT Faculty, Swinburne University of Technology; Professorial Fellow Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Dr Marcus Wigan is Principal of Oxford Systematics, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Professor of both Transport and of Information Systems at Napier University Edinburgh and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and serves on the Ethics Task Force and the Economic Legal and Social Implications Committee of the Australian Computer Society, of which he is a Fellow. He has worked on  the societal aspects of transport, surveillance and priva

Laurence F.

Laurence F. Johnson, Ph.D. is joining the #istas13   #veillance  events as a Program Committee member - Dr. Larry Johnson is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and has written five books, seven chapters, and published more than 50 papers and research reports on the topic. He speaks regularly on the topics of creativity, innovation, and technology trends, and has delivered more than 75 keynote addresses to a long list of distinguished groups and organizations all over the world. He is the founder of the Horizon Project, which produces the acclaimed series of Horizon Reports that are used by over a million educators in more than 100 countries.

Michael Eldred is a Program Committee member for #istas13 #veillance -

Michael Eldred is a Program Committee member for #istas13   #veillance  -  Michael Eldred trained as a mathematician at Sydney University and then gained a doctorate in philosophy, where he has numerous publications in several languages in the areas of phenomenology and political philosophy. Currently he is engaged as phenomenological ethicist in the project, A Culture of Privacy and Trust for the Internet of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering, Berlin.

Christine Perakslis is joining us as a Program Committee at #istas13 #veillance - Perakslis is at Johnson &...

Christine Perakslis is joining us as a Program Committee at #istas13   #veillance  - Perakslis is at Johnson & Wales University, USA - Perakslis holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership ('09), as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership ('08) and a Master of Science in Management ('05) with a focus on Organization Development. She is presently an Associate Professor in the MBA Program in the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School at Johnson & Wales University, teaching such courses as: Operations Management, and Contemporary Issues & Strategies. She was previously employed as the Joint Chief Operating Officer of a privately-held company in the hospitality industry.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2027932707 - Great video that is truly dated but a very powerful narrative given where we...

http://video.pbs.org/video/2027932707 - Great video that is truly dated but a very powerful narrative given where we are at in a contemporary context - Gary T. Marx is a #istas13   #veillance  Program Committee member - Professor Emeritus, M.I.T. G.T. Marx has worked in the areas of race and ethnicity, collective behavior and social movements, law and society and surveillance studies. He is the author of Protest and Prejudice, Undercover: Police Surveillance in America, Collective Behavior and Social Movements (with Doug McAdam) and editor of Racial Conflict, Muckraking Sociology, Undercover: Police Surveillance in Comparative Perspective (with C. Fijnaut) and other books. With Norman Goodman, he revised Society Today and edited Sociology: Popular and Classical Approaches. Undercover received the Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and Marx was named the American Sociological Association's Jensen Lecturer for 1989-1990. http://video.pbs.org/vid

The 5th anzMLearn Mobile Learning Research Workshop will be held on Thursday 5 December this year.

The 5th anzMLearn Mobile Learning Research Workshop will be held on Thursday 5 December this year. This is to facilitate the attendance of members who will also be participating in the ASCILITE conference in Sydney that week.The theme of the free 1-day workshop, facilitated by Drs Helen Farley and Angela Murphy from the University of Southern Queensland, will be ‘Making mLearning Last? Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies’. It is hoped that from the workshop ideas for an edited book will emerge, with participants having the opportunity to submit chapter proposals or to join the editing team:   A new generation of students, with near-ubiquitous access to sophisticated mobile devices, are no longer content to sit passively in a classroom and absorb knowledge. These students demand the same levels of access, immediacy, mobility and personalisation in their learning as is available to them in their work and  personal lives. The response by educational institutions to date has been

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57580943-71/watch-out-theres-a-man-wearing-google-glass-in-your-public-restroom/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57580943-71/watch-out-theres-a-man-wearing-google-glass-in-your-public-restroom/

Being a visual learner I have found youtube to be of great use in getting my head right around google glass and all...

Being a visual learner I have found youtube to be of great use in getting my head right around google glass and all it can do at this point - no doubt their will be many versions and updates as time goes by.  I found this clip interesting and useful in my understanding of google glass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ZF_-PTRas

Great to see the word getting out their on the #vine

Great to see the word getting out their on the #vine

Luis Kun is a member of the #istas13 #veillance Program Committee - Luis is Professor of National Security...

Luis Kun is a member of the #istas13   #veillance  Program Committee - Luis is Professor  of National Security Affairs, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) - Dr. Luis Kun graduated from the Uruguayan Merchant Marine Academy.  He got his BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA School of Engineering.  Since 2003 Kun has been at the National Defense University, where he is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.  He spent 14 years at IBM and later became the Director of Medical Systems Technology and Strategic Planning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  As senior IT advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Kun led HPCC and Telehealth efforts. As a Distinguished Fellow at the CDC, he wrote the IT vision as the Acting Chief Information Technology Officer for the National Immunization Program

Professor Rajit Gadh is a member of the #istas13 #veillance Program Committee - Rajit is Professor at the Henry...

Professor Rajit Gadh is a member of the #istas13   #veillance   Program Committee - Rajit is Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA Founding Director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center or SMERC  Founder and Director of the Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium or WINMEC. Dr. Rajit Gadh is a Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center or SMERC - http://smartgrid.ucla.edu/

[...Oakley, the eyewear company, makes a $600 ski goggle that comes with a warning in the package: Do not operate...

[...Oakley, the eyewear company, makes a $600 ski goggle that comes with a warning in the package: Do not operate product while skiing. ] Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/hitech-goggles-open-up-new-dimensions-in-vision-20130422-2i9nh.html#ixzz2RGcHFOUN http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/hitech-goggles-open-up-new-dimensions-in-vision-20130422-2i9nh.html#ixzz2RGcHFOUN

Proving what is most popular at present over the last month since we switched the website from a blogging mission to...

Proving what is most popular at present over the last month since we switched the website from a blogging mission to an interface showing humans presenting at ISTAS13.

[ Resistance is futile ] - Our digital brain courtesy...

[ Resistance is futile ] - Our digital brain courtesy of  https://plus.google.com/u/0/114375401846819599162/posts/CC5x5xh8tg8

[ And do you really need a reminder to update your operating software, while you are busy slicing cancer out of a...

[ And do you really need a reminder to update your operating software, while you are busy slicing cancer out of a colon? ] Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/surgery-blinded-by-google-glass-advances-20130422-2iad9.html#ixzz2RFwytIn4 http://www.theage.com.au/comment/surgery-blinded-by-google-glass-advances-20130422-2iad9.html#ixzz2RFwytIn4

This may be happening in more work places but it is the first time I have come across it. A training organisation...

This may be happening in more work places but it is the first time I have come across it.  A training organisation in Melbourne has engaged technology to watch, monitor and track it's small workforce.  All of this originally done without the knowledge of the employees.  Small cameras capturing video and audio have been placed in the office where the trainers do their work and the training rooms used.  Watching and listening to all that goes on.  Last year the employees were advised that they would be tracked via iphone when they were on, onsite training jobs, checking their movements as they are driving, checking on how many breaks and employee has and exactly what time and where employees are during the working day.  This is one workplace I would not want to be a part of.  Love to hear of the experiences of others.

[ Glass offers us the chance to move into a new era of programming and apps with a completely new type of user...

[ Glass offers us the chance to move into a new era of programming and apps with a completely new type of user interaction and use. The challenges that lie ahead require some expansive thinking but we are ready and have the technical capability to produce world class Glassware applications, utilities and functionality. We do not simply see Glass as a new business opportunity – we know that wearable computers and the miniaturization of components are changing the face of programming and computing in general.] ...and so begins the onslaught of many integrations that follow Path.

Eleni Kosta, Assistant Professor of Technology Regulation, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, (TILT)...

Eleni Kosta, Assistant Professor of Technology Regulation, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, (TILT) Tilburg University will be joining ISTAS13 as Program Committee Member at #istas13   #veillance  - Eleni obtained her law degree at the University of Athens in 2002 and a Masters degree in Public Law at the same University in 2004 . In 2005 Eleni completed an LL.M. in legal informatics at the University of Hannover and in 2011 she was awarded the title of Doctor of Laws at the KU Leuven with a thesis on consent in data protection. Eleni is conducting research on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies. She is currently involved in the FP7 research project A4Cloud.

Helen Papagiannis will be joining us as Invited Speaker at #istas13 #veillance - Helen Papagiannis is Chief...

Helen Papagiannis will be joining us as Invited Speaker at #istas13   #veillance  - Helen Papagiannis is Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. in New York City. Nearing completion of her doctoral degree, Helen has been working with Augmented Reality (AR) for nearly a decade with a focus on storytelling and creating compelling experiences in AR.

A call for plans to hide satellite navigation technology inside coffee machines, so the machines could be tracked if...

A call for plans to hide satellite navigation technology inside coffee machines, so the machines could be tracked if they were stolen. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/coffee-machine-satnav-considered-after-theft-20130422-2i9zp.html#ixzz2RAu7GloK http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/coffee-machine-satnav-considered-after-theft-20130422-2i9zp.html#ixzz2RAu7GloK

Given that we are [all] networked I've prepared todays ACT Gaggle presentation as a series of slides -...

Given that we are [all] networked I've prepared todays ACT Gaggle presentation as a series of slides - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1C3gW3eW8CfOLXYqhTK79KvS7pJ5e7PUI-EcqsURkz58/edit?usp=sharing - looking forward to feedback regarding the last slide that seeks to rank importance and any further feedback anyone has as to solutions they are using for learner centred rich media portfolios.