Deconstructing the Internet of Things was the title for a 2-part event:
- in the ever so intriguing Ravensbourne College near North Greenwich tube
- on the most impressive 11th floor of 6 Mitre Passage @ Digital Enterprise Greenwich, which gave me a real sense of elation.
The event with the nicest Cafe Mocha I have had for a long time: the host Richard Foggie invited me before hearing the most impressive presentation by Paul Harter who presented “Printcraft”:
- he had a 3D printer with him and showed how the project evolved from his kids using Minecraft to make things;
- he masterminded and coded the project that put kids’ computers, data bases and everything together that needed to be named.
That’s one of the challenges: to uniquely identify every object and yet create a ‘connectable and identifyable’ system of components – comparable to domain names and IP addresses, I thought. I was wondering, once again, whether my maths shouldn’t be used for encryption, since nobody knows it…
The second presentation was not my cup of tea, as I’ve never been a hardware person. But: up on the 11th floor, we heard not only Richard Foggie, but also Ian Foddering, CTO of CISCO who swiftly moved from the Internet of Things – that connects the unconnected – to the Internet of Everything:
- data – the juice that flows through the Internet of Things
Maurizio Pilu’s perspective was beautifully comprehensive and from one of the connected remote locations we saw how tweets and wind speeds are being visualised in creative ways.
What a treat! London at its best – introducing Greenwich as the next best area for growth.
Presumably we’ll receive a link with all of the slides of the presentations.
- DATA SCIENCE – the Virtual Opportunity for the Internet of Things (3d-metrics.me)
- What Is The Internet Of Things & How Will It Affect Our Future [MakeUseOf Explains] (makeuseof.com)
- Greenwich Peninsula affordable homes cut by council (853blog.com)
- Greenwich’s Peninsula Square: From ‘vibrant space’ to holding pen (853blog.com)