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Everyware : the dawning age of ubiquitous computing / Adam Greenfield

Main Author Greenfield, Adam Country Estados Unidos. Publication Berkeley : New Riders, cop. 2006 Description III, 267 p. : il. ; 22 cm ISBN 0-321-38401-6 CDU 681.3
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Mestrado em Engenharia de Redes e Serviços Telemáticos Computação Móvel e Ubíqua 2º semestre

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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. How will it change us? how can we shape its emergence?

Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing... even smart bathtubs. networked street signs and self-describing soda cans. Gestural interfaces like those seen in Minority Report . The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet.

All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls "everyware." In a series of brief, thoughtful meditations, Greenfield explains how everyware is already reshaping our lives, transforming our understanding of the cities we live in, the communities we belong to--and the way we see ourselves.

What are people saying about the book?

"Adam Greenfield is intense, engaged, intelligent and caring. I pay attention to him. I counsel you to do the same." -- HOWARD RHEINGOLD , AUTHOR, SMART MOBS: THE NEXT SOCIAL REVOLUTION

"A gracefully written, fascinating, and deeply wise book on one of the most powerful ideas of the digital age--and the obstacles we must overcome before we can make ubiquitous computing a reality." -- STEVE SILBERMAN , EDITOR, WIRED MAGAZINE

"Adam is a visionary. he has true compassion and respect for ordinary users like me who are struggling to use and understand the new technology being thrust on us at overwhelming speed." -- REBECCA MACKINNON , BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Everyware is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA.

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Design consultant Greenfield has prepared an interesting book on ubiquitous computing that is written for everyone from developers to geeks to users not even aware that it is there. The author makes the term "Everyware" very real. One thing that makes this book unique is its organization. On the surface, the book is composed of an introduction, seven chapters leading through the growing ubiquitous nature of computing, and a conclusion. However, those seven chapters form the organizational groupings of the author's 81 theses. Each thesis, like "Everyware is information processing embedded in the objects and surfaces of everyday life," acts as a theme for a presentation that is just a few pages in length and expands on the thesis's statement. As a result, the book is an amazingly quick read that flows from thesis to thesis while providing thought-provoking insight into growing privacy and security concerns. After the 81 theses, the well-developed index makes referencing their interactions quite easy. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. J. Beidler University of Scranton

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Adam Greenfield is head of design direction for service and user interface design at Nokia. He was previously an instructor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he co-taught a class called Urban Computing. He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

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