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"…as Refreshing as Taking a Walk in the Woods." Travelling through time to revisit the idea of Calm Technology

"…as Refreshing as Taking a Walk in the Woods." Travelling through time to revisit the idea of Calm Technology

This video was recorded at IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Melbourne 2012. In 1995, Mark Weiser and John Seeley Brown said that computers would enter society in 3 stages. The Mainframe Era was followed by the Personal Computer Era. They predicted that the internet and distributed computing would lead to an era of Ubiquitous Computing. Some say that it has, but what we now call UC is not what Weiser and Brown described. It is true that each person now uses many computers, instead of the other way around, but they did not just define UC by the human: computer ratio. "The most potentially interesting, challenging and profound change implied by the ubiquitous computing era is a focus on calm." Calm Technology is based on the two ways that humans process information.... Show More
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