City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Science in the City


By Summerhall - Posted on 01 March 2012

Event details
Venue: 
Summerhall
Telephone (info): 
0131 560 1590
Telephone (box office): 
0844 557 2686

This talk is presented by Dr Chris Speed, Reader in Digital Spaces,

University of Edinburgh

.  Things are not what they seem. Objects, artefacts, articles and other ‘things’ are beginning to be linked to data on the internet in ways that have never been seen before. Using computer science facts and design fictions, the talk will look in to the future to explore what happens when ‘things’ gain so much data that it gives them a sense of identity, and perhaps even intelligence.

Chris is currently working with collaborative GPS technologies, the streaming of social and environmental data, and is part of a large UK academic team investigating social memory within the ‘Internet of Things’. 

Tickets £5 (£4 concs) available from www.sciencefestival.co.uk