You’re here because of a robot | sune lehmann.
The overall goal was to for each team to build a convincing bot, get human followers, and at a specified time, for everyone work together to make specific hashtags trend on twitter. So how to achieve that goal? Here’s an overview of what each team has worked on
- Build convincing avatars and use the high follower-counts as part of the disguise.
- Use machine learning to tell who’s a bot and who’s not (in order to focus only on humans and ignoring bots).
- Use natural language processing & machine learning to discover quality content to re-tweet and tweet.
- Use network theory, to explore the network surrounding existing followers, making sure that bot actions reach entire communities.
Successful wearables may need to offer more than utility and fashion to succeed. Telling people stories helps them better understand otherwise ambient interactions, an important part of proving ongoing value. Personally, the accessibility of these stories has definitely influenced my long-term adoption of devices and services (and, more often, my abandonment of them).
From A narrative architecture for The Internet of Things:
But the more intriguing challenge is to start with the devices and build narrative from there: to layer the convention of storytelling onto the framework of the Internet of Things:
- How do you add narrative elements to your smart watch?
- How does a store \”talk\” to you as you walk through the aisles?
- How do you add a sense of agency and narrative tension to your morning jog?
- How do you tell stories about energy and sustainability and collective effort in a connected city?
- How do you use foreshadowing, climax, and denouement to help users understand where they are on a particular journey through a connected experience?
- How do we use history, legacy, myth and heroes as tools in the armament of connected experiences?
Amazing use of mobile. Love it.
These guys absolutely nailed it with their Glassware app. While the visual language on the site is not exactly to my liking they have:
- A great intro to the app prior to installation
- Easy customization (on web site) after installation
- A clear mechanism to send recipes to Glass from the site
Now if I could only navigate without having to wash my raw-chicken-covered-hands.
Google Glass | KitchMe.