The Future is Now - Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface

Aaron Parecki (Okta), Amber Case (MIT Media Lab)
Ballroom E1
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This talk will demonstrate how Aaron has been merging available technologies with custom programming to create location-aware social networks with custom proximal notification. Finally, Aaron will describe other uses for location sharing, such as automatically turning off house lights when leaving for work, wayfinding with piezoelectric buzzers, geonotes and other mashups that can be done using sms, gps, x-10 and irc as a control hub.

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Aaron Parecki

Okta

Aaron Parecki is known for having tracked his location at 5 second intervals since 2008, and for co-founding Geoloqi, a location-based developer platform acquired by global geography company Esri in 2012. He is now CTO of the Esri R&D Center, Portland, a growing development team pushing the limits of GPS and mobile technology.

In 2012, Aaron Parecki was featured in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Amber Case. His work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company, and more. He currently maintains oauth.net, and has spoken around the world about OAuth, the future of location, and the quantified self movement. He is one of the founders of IndieWebCamp, a yearly conference on data ownership and online identity.

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Amber Case

MIT Media Lab

Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. She is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a visiting researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media. Previously, she was the cofounder and former CEO of location-based software company Geoloqi (acquired by Esri in 2012). Amber is the author of Calm Technology, Design for the Next Generation of Devices. She spoke about the future of the interface for SXSW 2012’s keynote address, and her TED talk, “We are all cyborgs now,” has been viewed over a million times. Named one of National Geographic’s “emerging explorers,” she’s also been listed among Inc. magazine’s “30 under 30” and featured among Fast Company’s “most influential women in technology.” You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic and learn more at Caseorganic.com and Medium.

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