networked objects week.02

flux1.jpgThe Future of the Clock Radio in a Networked World :

This week’s project actually spans the next two weeks. Woking in groups, we are come up with a paper project implementation of the alarm clock of tomorrow. I’ve put an order in for a flux capacitor, but it looks like Sparkfun is all out. Here are our groups initial outlined ideas:

All of our project proposals seem to deal with this subject through awareness — alarm as carrier of information rather than closed alert system.

All of our project proposals seem to deal with this subject through awareness — alarm as carrier of information rather than closed alert system.

* BRACELET

WHO:

-wake up with out audio
-doesn’t mind sleeping with bracelet
-doesn’t mind vibration
-needs multiple users (choice or random)

WHAT:

-soft, wearable, networked bracelet and pulse sensor
-internal clock
-temperature sensor
-time display (for confirmation / feedback)
-e-ink?
-buttons?

WHY:

-human to human connection
-non-audio
-warmer
-disappear the device
-social pressure as a mechanism for waking up

HOW:

-flexible pcb
-wireless
-bluetooth
-802.11
-galvanic skin
-peltier junction
-vibrating motor

* AROUND THE WORLD CLOCK

WHO:

-audio heads
-interested in waking to intimate others
-around the world

WHAT:

-international
-networked
-automated
-synched
-couplings
-audio to audio
-1 to 1
-stand alone
-standard alarm clock
-song failsafe

WHY:

-make connections
-social pressure
-unique experience
-mutual interests in waking up
-creative authors

HOW:

-socket connections
-social contract
-ambient modulation
-connection happens

* FUTURE CLOCK

WHO:

-reminds people of externals
-timesavers
-masochists
-egotists

WHAT:

-facts
-programmable
-stories
-taxi cab confessions
-story corps
-pseudo harper’s index relating to the amount of sleep you had

WHY:

-content driven
-juxtaposition of realities
-wake up call
-observe
-update
-connecting with others

HOW:

-subscription
-feed reader
-user specific / tailored content
-text to voice
-automated system able to pull data from anywhere and apply time equation to tailor content and drive text to voice wake-up info

WHAT:

-wireless
-asterisk server
-microphone
-speaker
-voice activated