Henry Jenkinsis the director, Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. In this viral-info-snack he discusses the power of media in a 21 century trans-mediated world. A world where converging technologies and cultures give rise to a new media landscape.
Consumer electronics are becoming more complicated and intimidating. Roadie is a system that uses common-sense reasoning to discern the user’s intentions, and uses this knowledge to help the user reach their goal.
Wie so oft habe ich bei Hugo E. Martin heute ein interessantes Video gefunden (7 min.). Es geht um kleine Klötze mit großen Eigenschaften – kurz: Siftables.
What are Siftables?
Siftables are cookie-sized computers with motion sensing, neighbor detection, graphical display, and wireless communication. They act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate them – piling, grouping, sorting – to interact with digital information and media. Siftables provides a new platform on which to implement tangible, visual and mobile applications.
Wer ist Eric von Hippel? Hier die Antwort von Wikipedia:
Eric von Hippel is an economist and a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, specializing in the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He is best known for his work developing the concept of user innovation – that end-users, rather than manufacturers, are responsible for a large amount of new innovation. In order to describe this phenomenon, he introduced the term lead user in 1986.