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Internet of Things: New York Observer

The New York Observer’s 12 to Watch in 2012 profiles a few New Yorkers doing innovative things with technology and design. I got to be in Episode 7, which came out today. In it, I talk about the Internet of Things, Digi International, data, engineering, design and how the media technology program where I teach works at the intersection of all these elements. There’s also discussion of something we’ve been thinking about a lot on the iDigi team, that design and human interface are key to creating truly useful tools, and how this will end up being a key factor in successful M2M platforms and services. Thanks to Brian Spinks for organizing the video and Megan McCarthy the Observer’s News Editor for being so kind as to include us.

Good company in this series includes Jeff Glasse from Kogeto, Kristen Wentrcek of Wintercheck Factory, my friend Bre Pettis, a founder of Makerbot, my SVA IXD colleague Khoi Vinh, creator of Mixel, Graham Hill, who founded Treehugger, and James Ramsey the progenitor of Mahattan’s Low Line. All doing interesting innovative work that makes New York a worthwhile place for us to have a presence. Plus five more to come!

You can watch the Episode 7 video here.

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