South Hall
Berkeley, California 94720-4600

Adding online services to physical objects is changing the way we interact with our environment. In this talk I will describe ways to tag ordinary objects with online resources and provide conceptual tools for analyzing their social effects. I'll talk about a few different scenarios, including objects as:
- experience triggers: touching an object to play a song or video, or show an image or start a game
- conversation sites: objects as virtual billboards and fridge doors
- origin revealers: objects that tell who made them; when, where, and how
- social networking platforms: objects that enable their beholder to connect with other people

Design Futures lecture series
sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media and the UC Berkeley School of Information

Added by mikek on April 17, 2008