Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Sally Applin

Sally Applin
Doctoral Candidate, I.E.E.E

Website | @Anthropunk

Sally Applin is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) where she researches the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: the reifications of Network Space in Personal Space. Her research is focused on Maker culture, leading technologies, and the outcomes of network complexities as modeled by PolySocial Reality (PoSR). Sally holds a Masters degree from the graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU/ITP) within New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA in Conceptual Design from San Francisco State University. Ms. Applin has had a 20+ year career in the science museum design, computer software, telecommunications, and product design/definition industries working as a Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant and Ethnographer. Sally is a founding member of AnthroPunk, a movement that examines how people promote, manage, resist and endure change and is also a member of IoT Council, a think tank for the Internet of Things.


5:25pm–6:05pm Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Location: Southside Theater (Bldg D)
Sally Applin (I.E.E.E)
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Engineers, developers and designers will bear the brunt of constructing IT relationships within the Solid world, making sense of big data outcomes, and managing relationships between people and technologies. This talk discusses enabling more robust messaging to support IT relationships, through Thing Theory, a way to add socially aware software agents applied in carefully considered contexts. Read more.