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Tom Armitage

Tom Armitage
Freelance

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I’m a freelance technologist, designer and writer living and working in London.

I make systems, tools, toys, and art out of hardware, software, and the network. I’ve worked on everything from a large-scale website to aggregate and visualise UK schools data to giant, multi-part games that span a Parisian art gallery; from bridges that talk on Twitter and cities that speak over SMS to laser-cut sculptures of actors’ movement.

I’ve spoken at conferences around the world (including ETech, Reboot, LIFT, Webdagene, and Develop) on design, technology, and games.

I maintain a long-running personal blog at infovore.org

Sessions

Society
Location: Fleet Room
Tom Armitage (Freelance)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
"Connected Object" brings to mind white consumer goods with an Ethernet sockets or Wifi antennas. Perhaps a better model for understanding what connected objects can and could be is the furniture of a city. Drawing on a public project that made an entire city talk via SMS, this talk looks at this particular space as a place to understand and design relationships with connected objects. Read more.