pachube

“for many of us now, ´home´ is an idea constructed from several places – we live and work in environments composited by networked technology from fragments that bridge huge geographical distances.” Aan het woord is Usman Haque http://www.haque.co.uk in een uitgebreid interview van 28 jan. 2009, getiteld Patching the Planet. Aanleiding is zijn initiatief tot Pachube http://www.pachube.com , ” a web service that enables people to tag and share realtime sensor data from objects, devices and spaces around the world, facilitating interaction between remote environments, both physical and virtual.”
Het volledige interview: http://www.ugotrade.com/2009/01/28/pachube-patching-the-planet-interview-with-usman-haque/

reconfigurable house

In Tokyo staat, als onderdeel van NTT ICC (International Communications Center) in maart van dit jaar het Reconfigurable House; een project van Usman Haque en Adam Somlai-Fischer. Van de website:

The Reconfigurable House is an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be “rewired” by visitors. Some people may walk into the House and find that things are to noisy, too reactive, or maybe not reactive enough. (..) And if the House is left alone for to long, it gets bored, daydreams and reconfigures itself….

http://www.haque.co.uk