Interoperability: The Biggest Challenge Facing Mass Consumerization of Internet of Things

At the most basic level, the Internet of Things (IoT) is connectivity between people, processes and things. While this is as vast as it sounds—spanning all industries, the enterprise, and consumers — one of the central-most challenges facing IoT is the enablement of seamless interoperability between each connection. This post will explore the challenge interoperability…

SXSW 2013: Connecting the Dots

SXSW exists in its own category: it’s not just a conference, it’s not just a festival, it’s not just a tradeshow; it’s an amalgamation of all three and more, a mecca for consumers, brands, agencies, vendors, artists, musicians, cultural icons, and of course, nerds: what can only be accurately described as a “media-palooza.” What I…

Illuminating Data

Data acts as a veil, a sort of overarching condition that results from and drives our interactions. It’s something like language in this regard; we contribute to it by our very interactions and behaviors, and we use it to communicate, to function, and to connect more frequently and strategically. In this way, data is something…

If Necessity is the Mother, Serendipity is the Father

Trial and error, iteration, and serendipity are all part of our vernacular when it comes to innovation, much like mutations, adaptation, and variation are key ingredients to evolution. Whether it is a prehistoric adolescent who mistakenly weights the end of his spear to create an atlatl; the geopolitical and religious pressure to spread the word…

Time for Technology, Technology for Time

One of the things I want to accomplish here is to look at the macro forces that are shaping the face of technology and “future” as we think about it, as well as some examples of how this is revolutionizing everyday objects and innovating how we define “everyday.” Consider: Technology and time have always been…