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What a privilege to start this new journey with Martin and the Memoto team - one of many brilliant moments captured...

What a privilege to start this new journey with Martin and the Memoto team - one of many brilliant moments captured today on #memoto

Hello to Alex posting event photos from Toronto, and to Stephan who will be glad to know this community has doubled...

Hello to Alex posting event photos from Toronto, and to Stephan who will be glad to know this community has doubled in size since his last post here :-) Meanwhile, you are welcome to join us at 1300 GMT Sun Jun 30 when #webheads & #learning2gether meet Benjamin Stewart from TILL < https://plus.google.com/102575233626552174136/posts > in a Hangout accessable from http://webheadsinaction.org/live . More info at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents https://plus.google.com/102575233626552174136/posts

There's a feeling that there is a hidden agenda of technology, an uncertainty, an anxiety connected to being...

There's a feeling that there is a hidden agenda of technology, an uncertainty, an anxiety connected to being "watched" or a path that we are being routed toward. We push through advancement, through development, and share everything... Now as cyborgs, how do will we deal will this underlying anxiety? Some of my thoughts from #istas13 #veillance "Hidden agenda of technology " term from Jeff Robbins, Rutgers University

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Amazing connections through #istas13 - great presentations Leigh and Pia :)

Amazing connections through #istas13  - great presentations Leigh and Pia :) Originally shared by Alexander Hayes Brilliant presentation by Leigh Blackall at #istas13  on open education, transparency, ethics.....great statements and strength to an incredible day at #veillance.

Brilliant presentation by Leigh Blackall at #istas13 on open education, transparency, ethics.....great statements...

Brilliant presentation by Leigh Blackall at #istas13  on open education, transparency, ethics.....great statements and strength to an incredible day at #veillance.

Pia Waugh talks singularity, power, government, transparency, data...at #ista13

Pia Waugh talks singularity, power, government, transparency, data...at #ista13

Gearing up for our two brilliant presenters Leigh Blackall and Pia Waugh - data ninja warriors at #istas13 ...

Gearing up for our two brilliant presenters Leigh Blackall and Pia Waugh - data ninja warriors at #istas13   #veillance

#memoto #sensecam #istas13 - keen to know how many others if they had the offer would take up also wearing and...

#memoto   #sensecam   #istas13   - keen to know how many others if they had the offer would take up also wearing and interacting with their own #memoto  data ?

Drones have an image problem.

Drones have an image problem. Public distrust will fester and solidify if decisive action is not taken to change the tenor and content of public discussion about unmanned aircraft. In order to counter this image problem, supporters must do five things: 1.Unite with pioneering early adopters to improve the flow of reality-based information from manufacturers and users 2.Highlight the stark differences between the use of unmanned aircraft on the battlefield and their future in domestic airspace 3.Create explicit boundaries to partition government and commercial use of UAS 4.Actively educate Americans about the countless practical uses for UAS across domestic industries 5.Provide guidance to policymakers so that they pursue sensible legislation http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/06/28/the-truth-about-the-drones-that-have-so-many-so-bothered/

#memoto #sensecam - http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/4f3e0d20df4a11e28c3122000aa80097_7.jpg

#memoto   #sensecam  -  http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/4f3e0d20df4a11e28c3122000aa80097_7.jpg

#ifmbe and #veillance - Luis Kun at #istas13...

#ifmbe  and #veillance  - Luis Kun at #istas13  -  http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/b7c52592df4d11e2a9ad22000a1fb3f4_7.jpg

You are watching me, I'm watching you.

You are watching me, I'm watching you. Creating accountability + integrity in society @Hydraulist#ISTAS13 #veillance pic.twitter.com/wQovAybuDE #SteveMann

RT ‏@caseorganic Fantastic MaybeCam Souveillance camera badges at #veillance #ISTAS13 by @Hydraulist and team.

RT ‏@caseorganic Fantastic MaybeCam Souveillance camera badges at #veillance #ISTAS13 by @Hydraulist and team.  RT @nambor @Hydraulist showing the genesis of his work on Glass Eyes - a welding helmet #ISTAS13 pic.twitter.com/PrEg5jwKx6 https://twitter.com/nambor/status/350252524407754752/photo/1

#openni announced as #istas13 Patrons of the Door Prizes.

#openni announced as #istas13 Patrons of the Door Prizes.

#primesense have joined #istas13 as Patrons of the Event Door prize.

#primesense  have joined #istas13  as Patrons of the Event Door prize.

#pebblewatch have joined #istas13 generously supporting as Patrons for event Door Prizes.

#pebblewatch   have joined #istas13  generously supporting as Patrons for event Door Prizes.

Earlier this year, hobbyists raised a fuss when lawmakers considered a measure that would have required all unmanned...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer Earlier this year, hobbyists raised a fuss when lawmakers considered a measure that would have required all unmanned aircraft — even a child’s toy — to be registered with the state. The compromise version of the bill removes that requirement. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/06/23513/drone-restrictions-moving-forward-at-oregon-capitol/

NOAA has begun testing unmanned aircraft in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary that could allow researchers...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer NOAA has begun testing unmanned aircraft in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary that could allow researchers to observe animals at relatively close range with minimal disturbance, and possibly locate marine debris in remote areas. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/06/23508/unmanned-drones-are-being-tested-on-the-olympic-peninsula/

#cfp2013 #istas13

#cfp2013 #istas13

Vuzix announced as "History of ARVision Exhibit Patron" at #istas13 - Vuzix is a leading supplier of video and...

Vuzix announced as "History of ARVision Exhibit Patron" at #istas13   - Vuzix is a leading supplier of video and cloud connected video eyewear products in the consumer, industrial, media and entertainment markets.   The company’s personal display products offer users a portable high quality viewing experience for industrial wearable displays, consumer digital content viewing as well as 3D, virtual and augmented reality experiences. Vuzix also provides developer software and support to enable the growth and development of AR applications for its mobile devices.   With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 48 patents and patents pending in the video eyewear field.  The company has won 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others.  Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSX--‐V:VZX --‐ News, OTC:BB: VUZI, F

Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leading remote aerial industrial inspection company, today announced a £1.25m...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leading remote aerial industrial inspection company, today announced a £1.25m investment led by Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) along with the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. The funding will enable Livingston-based Cyberhawk to accelerate its growth, create jobs and expand its products and services, ensuring that it continues to lead the commercial development of the Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicle (ROAV) inspection market. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/06/23491/cyberhawk-attracts-1-25m-investment-to-create-jobs-and-drive-global-expansion/

Despite regulations banning commercial drone use in the United States, a thriving black market for drones is on the...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer Despite regulations banning commercial drone use in the United States, a thriving black market for drones is on the rise, sending the Federal Aviation Administration into a tailspin. Popularized by their military applications, drones are now taking flight over U.S. skylines with at least hundreds of small, unmanned aircraft hard at work buzzing over football stadiums, Hollywood sets and farms. As the domestic debate over drones and associated privacy and safety issues heats up in Washington, D.C., companies aren’t waiting for formal rules that would permit their commercial use. President Obama has mandated that Congress come up with rules that would permit commercial drone use, but they are not due until 2015. A search on Google for “drones” turns up dozens of companies brazenly advertising drone-related services here in the United States. Drones for hire are used on Hollywood film sets (to get that overhead shot cheaply), to create promotional videos

“A total of 83 bodies were recovered Saturday from Kedarnath while one body was found from Gaurikund,” said the...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer “A total of 83 bodies were recovered Saturday from Kedarnath while one body was found from Gaurikund,” said the official, adding: “We are planning to take help of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to find out the stranded people and bodies.” http://www.suasnews.com/2013/06/23473/rescue-operation-to-use-uav-in-kedarnath/

OLYMPIC COAST NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — Seabirds nesting on the small, rocky islands off the western coast of the...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer OLYMPIC COAST NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — Seabirds nesting on the small, rocky islands off the western coast of the North Olympic Peninsula have nothing to fear from what may look to them like a strange creature swooping over their homes. The thing doesn’t eat, doesn’t sleep and has no mind of its own. Its actions are controlled by a team of researchers bobbing on the Pacific Ocean in a 38-foot vessel from as far as a mile away. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/06/23467/unmanned-aircraft-soars-over-peninsula-coast-for-researchers/

Technical information for presenters:

Technical information for presenters: * Podium with microphone * Optional lapel microphone (Bahen Centre only) * Two audience mics for Q&A * A/V assistants available * Session chair will indicate time available. Please adhere strictly to the allotted time, minus 5 minutes for Q&A. * All attendees will be provided with WiFi access For those who bring your own laptops to present, the following will be at the podium: * VGA cable * Audio, 3.5mm stereo plug * Power outlet (North American 120V 60Hz) For those who bring a presentation on a USB key: * Laptops will be provided at each podium:  HP 6710b laptop. * Windows 7 Professional * Internet access * CD/DVD drive * External USB optical mouse * USB ports * Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 * LibreOffice open source platform (please request through website contact)

http://b-i.forbesimg.com/johnnosta/files/2013/06/surgery.jpg - "...I was able to show not just the patient’s...

http://b-i.forbesimg.com/johnnosta/files/2013/06/surgery.jpg - "...I was able to show not just the patient’s abdomen, but also the endoscopic view, in a very clever, simple and inexpensive way." -  http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnnosta/2013/06/21/google-glass-in-the-operating-room/ http://b-i.forbesimg.com/johnnosta/files/2013/06/surgery.jpg

http://veillance.me/blog/2013/6/22/steve-mann-general-chair-address - Gneral Chair address for #istas13 now...

http://veillance.me/blog/2013/6/22/steve-mann-general-chair-address - Gneral Chair address for #istas13  now released

Noticed.

Noticed.

Nick Rheinberger of ABC 97.3 http://www.abc.net.au/illawarra/programs/illawarra_mornings/ asked some fantastic...

Nick Rheinberger of ABC 97.3  http://www.abc.net.au/illawarra/programs/illawarra_mornings/ asked some fantastic questions about uberveillance, point of view technologies, benefits and costs, wearables and regulation, education, and the human interface! Live studio link up between Alexander Hayes in Canberra and Katina Michael in the Wollongong.

The word hits the street.

The word hits the street. Originally shared by Linda T Everyone is talking about Edward Snowden and his revelations about US Government surveillance. There are serious implications in the age we live in where surveillance and technology seem to be superseding our rights. Wouldn’t it be great if the President of the ACLU, the key researchers from Google, Microsoft, MIT and the US Military along with the most prominent power brokers in the worlds of technology, ethics and social advocacy came together in one place? It is happening, for the first time they will all be together for three days. You can be there too. The University of Toronto is hosting the IEEE Technology and Science Conference from June 27th to 29th.  IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The conference will also feature the father of artificial intelligence Marvin Minsky from MIT, the originator of wearable technolog

Some recent EFF info you might all be interested in:

Some recent EFF info you might all be interested in: Universal, Self-Evident: I'm Not American but I Have Privacy Rights too, NSA https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/world-us-congress-im-not-american-i-have-privacy-rights Using Domestic Networks to Spy on the World https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/spies-without-borders-i-using-domestic-networks-spy-world An International Perspective on FISA: No Protections, Little Oversight https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/modern-foreign-surveillance-legal-perspective U.S. Foreign Intelligence: From Carte Blanche Surveillance to Weak [Domestic] Protections https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/foreign-surveillance-history-privacy-erosions Companies to Demand Accountability and Transparency https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/international-customers-its-time-call-us-internet-companies-demand-accountability https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/world-us-congress-im-not-american-i-have-privacy-rights

Tired, grumpy but very happy and excited altogether...the #istas13 Organising Committee's last regular weekly...

Tired, grumpy but very happy and excited altogether...the #istas13  Organising Committee's last regular weekly meeting occurred today.

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Streamfolio announces CC BY SA 2.0 to it's user data licensing capabilities - http://streamfolio.com

Streamfolio announces CC BY SA 2.0 to it's user data licensing capabilities - http://streamfolio.com

Metaview announced as co-Sapphire Patron at #istas13 !!!

Metaview announced as co-Sapphire Patron at #istas13 !!! MetaView is a  wearable computing and augmented reality venture springing out of Columbia University. We have developed an amazing pair of stereoscopic glasses combined with super low latency gesture tracking. We are actively advised by Professor Steven Feiner, who has many firsts in augmented reality to his name. We were recently accepted by Y Combinator, and joined by Professor Steve Mann as our Chief Scientist. We know natural computation is the future, and our goal is to bring a beautiful, flawless, and intuitive user experience to the world. Read more - www.meta-view.com

These "disposable" drones are designed to pierce hurricanes and gather sensor data.

These "disposable" drones are designed to pierce hurricanes and gather sensor data. With economies of scale and mass production, the hope is to get these  below $250 each. http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/disposable-drones-will-collect-data-by-surfing-along-with-hurricanes?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+ieeespectrum/automaton+(Automaton+-+IEEE+Spectrum)

"....Google Glass didn’t get any stage time during the I/O keynote, but it was still a significant part of the event.

"....Google Glass didn’t get any stage time during the I/O keynote, but it was still a significant part of the event. You couldn’t go anywhere –– the press room, the cafeteria, the restroom –– without someone’s computerized headgear staring back at you. It was oddly discomforting knowing that thousands of people had the ability to take a photo or video of you just by winking at their Glass." -  http://au.businessinsider.com/googles-plan-to-take-over-the-world-2013-5

A month later.

A month later.

http://uas.trimble.com/

http://uas.trimble.com/

Veillance poster is out thanks to the hard work of Daniel Chen!

Veillance poster is out thanks to the hard work of Daniel Chen!

From Dataveillance to Uberveillance - www.rogerclarke.com/DV/RNSA07-071029.ppt‎

From Dataveillance to Uberveillance - www.rogerclarke.com/DV/RNSA07-071029.ppt ‎

Will the proliferation of devices that provide the continuous archival and retrieval of personal experiences

Will the proliferation of devices that provide the continuous archival and retrieval of personal experiences  (CARPE) improve control over, access to and the record of collective knowledge as Vannevar Bush once predicted  with his futuristic memex? - http://iankerr.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/seizing_control.pdf

We can live with many of the uncertainties of big data for now, with the hope that its benefits will outweigh its...

We can live with many of the uncertainties of big data for now, with the hope that its benefits will outweigh its harms, but we shouldn't blind ourselves to the possible irreversibility of changes—whether good or bad—to society. -  http://works.bepress.com/kmichael/344/ http://works.bepress.com/kmichael/344/

By integrating different technologies into all kinds of devices our lives become smarter, easier, and more efficient.

By integrating different technologies into all kinds of devices our lives become smarter, easier, and more efficient. Smart Technologies already are a fundamental part of daily life, there are numerous examples from clothing to surveillance, and the world becomes smarter every day. -  http://smartworldevents.com/

Looking at the threads that bind conversations together - Key Speaker at the upcoming UAVs event at Ryerson on the...

Looking at the threads that bind conversations together - Key Speaker at the upcoming UAVs event at Ryerson on the 30th -  http://www.ipc.on.ca/English/Resources/Discussion-Papers/Discussion-Papers-Summary/?id=1304 http://www.ipc.on.ca/English/Resources/Discussion-Papers/Discussion-Papers-Summary/?id=1304

For those attending #istas13 - a map!!!

For those attending #istas13  - a map!!!

Epson has this morning released it's media statement as co-Sapphire patron at #istas13...

Epson has this morning released it's media statement as co-Sapphire patron at #istas13  -  http://veillance.me/blog/2013/6/16/epson-media-statement

Collection of online, eLearning, mLearning training and educational resources to develop Australian Aboriginal and...

Originally shared by Elizabeth Torres-Russell (ET) Collection of online, eLearning, mLearning training and educational resources to develop Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and cultural competence. Also includes some resources on multicultural cultural awareness. #eLearning #onlinelearning #mLearning #culturalcompetence #culturalawareness #A&TSI #Aboriginal #torresstraitislanders #Indigenous #multicultural http://sco.lt/5gYhOL