Monday, June 06, 2005

Family start 'future house' study (BBC News)

BBC NEWS | UK | Family start 'future house' study Well this is a great example of the integration of technological and domestic desires. I am very interested in seeing the results of this study and I wonder how this family will adapt to constant automation. Keep your eye on this study - it should be a good one!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

CANOE -- CNEWS - Tech News: Tech At Home Digital homes taking shape

Tech At Home Digital homes taking shape
We are starting to see more and more articles like this one claiming that the home is being more infused with domestic technology, not all surveillance related obviously. The key points here are the ease of the transition from a non-networked to a networked home and the "mapping out of needs". The networking of a home is more easily done while the home is being built but this technology can be added after the fact as well. What is of interest is the "needs" aspect of this movement. What are the needs of a homeowner when it comes to facilitating domestic life? Are these needs new needs or simply attempts at doing more because we can do more? Are these needs truly desired or is there a sense of novelty at work here?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Wired News: Rolling Camera Eyeballs Danger

Wired News: Rolling Camera Eyeballs Danger
I don't really have any brilliant comments to make on this topic, but I do want to say that this new 360 degree camera is VERY cool! You roll the camera into the room and voila, instant eyes.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Welcome to My New Blog!

Yes, I am going to try this one more time. My historical record for maintaining blogs has been horrific, but I am determined to get a useful, educational, and fun blog up and running. This blog will be a place where one can let their opinions and thoughts be known when it comes to issues relating to surveillance. My current research focus is on domestic surveillance technologies, but surveillance as an overall topic and issue is one that continues to fascinate me. Share your views, links, articles, and insight with me and thanks for participating.