Adaptation – Presenting the Winning Ideas and Next Steps

It has been a while since we last updated you about AGILE’s media arts contest Adaptation. The reason for this is that the Adaptation jury has been busy going through the applicant’s proposals and deciding which four projects will embark in the program with us for a few months. Here are the four winning projects are the following and a short explanation of each of them:

Winning Ideas

Quantified-Self category: E-Camera

Artist: Luisa Fabrizi
Support partner: BioAssist

A camera that reveals pictures with variations depending on the emotions of the photographer in a certain moment in time thanks to the sensory extensions of the camera. Whenever the photographer takes a picture a software analyses the photographer’s momentary body data and remixes the picture in a way that resembles the original picture.

Smart Cities category: Floral Automation

Artist: Thomas Grogan
Support partner: Libelium

Floral Automaton is a sculptural device that grows plants digitally. By using various sensors taken from Smart Cities technologies, it reacts and adapts itself to its environment in real time.

Interactive Spaces category: Still touchable?

Artists: Sue Park & Souneil Park
Support partner: Atos

Who replaced our bookstores, record shop and post offices? And how? Can we recuperate our physical relationships with the information nowadays? Can they still be tangible and interactable? This project aims to trigger reflection about the change in our relationship with information given the development and arise of modern technology in the recent years. Intangible data will be transformed into physical representations as the visitor interacts with physical objects.

Environment + Data category: Fountains

Artists: Eric Dolores & Justus Harris

The Fountains installation will translate open data sets of water pollution selected from specific locations around the globe into data visualizations that transform the 3D scanned, virtual skin surface of people’s bodies to reflect the quality of their local water sources.The installation will also feature audio recordings of interviews of people adversely affected by water pollution, as well as people living with fair water conditions.

What’s next?

Everyone has been on-boarded and the artists have been connected to their partners. The sensors are about to be configured to the AGILE gateway and sent to the artists so they can start exploring them. During the next four months, artists and partners will be working hand in hand to develop the proposals towards the end point: the summer exhibition of the projects in Berlin, the city of artists.

Stay tuned by subscribing to the Adaptation list!

Join us in Berlin for the IoT-EPI Challenge: Solving social problems using IoT

We are excited to announce the participation of AGILE at the upcoming IoT-EPI challenge event in Berlin this March. The event is open to IoT enthusiasts and entrepreneurs with creative minds who believe that technology and innovation can be applied for social good. Three main challenges are looking for the right candidates to combine the available IoT technologies (from IoT-EPI projects like AGILE) to develop successful use cases.

AGILE is part of the Retail: Scan-to-share challenge. We are working together with TagItSmart and BigIoT projects to provide retail shoppers the ability to identify which supermarket foods are about to expire before purchasing them. The objective is to provide it to individuals in need. Join us in Berlin to discuss how we can use the technology and develop such an interesting platform and user ecosystem that can be self-sustained and scalable.

If you are interested to join (participation is free), learn more on how you can use the AGILE gateway and IoT technologies for making social impact, and qualify for prizes, apply here until the February 8

Event Date: March 17, 2017
Event Place: Ahoy, Berlin, Germany
More info: website and Twitter @agile_iot

Adaptation: Deadline extension & New prizes!

 

Dear AGILE community,

We are proud to announce two big important pieces of news regarding Adaptation, AGILE’s media art contest & event:

  • New prizes: We will now be able to give 3000€ per category. The artists who get selected per each of the four categories will receive 3000€ in cash as a prize
  • Deadline extension: Due to the improved conditions of the rewards, we have decided to extend the deadline to the 31st of December so new artists can send their proposals and so those who already sent theirs can update them given the new conditions.

Are you still wondering what Adaptation is? Check it out in our introductory blog post.

Remember that in order to send your proposal you will need to send it to iot.is.art@agile-iot.eu before the 31st of December, and it should include how you will be making use of the AGILE gateway as an intermediary point between the sensors and the audiovisual representation of the data. More information about the guidelines here: http://agile-iot.eu/adaptation/guidelines.html.

Adaptation Contest & Event Update

Back in July 2016 we announced the opening of the Adaptation contest & event. Time is running fast and the applications period closes at the end of November. If you still haven’t heard about it you are still on time to jump on board. Find the basic information in our previous post.

In this post we’d like to share with new information regarding the contest:

The Adaptation Jury Board

We have brought together a Jury Board with a varied set of skills that will bring a complete analysis of the proposals in terms of their creativity and technical feasibility:

Read more about them here.

 

Next Q&A Session

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask? We are inviting everyone to join us to the next Q&A Session via Hangout on November 11 at 6pm CET, where the AGILE project coordinator and the Adaptation organization team will be there to answer. Don’t be shy and join us! you never know what you will learn or who you will meet during the call.
Sign-up here to receive a reminder a few days before. The link to the call is: tinyurl.com/adaptation23

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AGILE, symbIoTe and IoT-EPI at EclipseCon Europe 2016

SymbIoTe and AGILE will be part of a broad range of IoT initiatives presented at EclipseCon Europe 2016, October 25-27, in Ludwigsburg. EclipseCon Europe is the annual central European conference for Eclipse technologies. This year, SymbloTe and AGILE, both part of the IoT European Platforms Initiative, have been invited to demo their technology at the IoT Playground to be held on Wednesday, October 26th.

The goal of symbIoTe is to create an interoperable IoT ecosystem. It allows IoT platforms to open authorized access to their devices, while app developers can create innovative cross-platform applications without the need to operate and maintain the end-to-end IoT infrastructure.

The demo will showcase the first open-source symbIoTe release to monitor air quality by means of in-situ stations and wearable sensors. These sensors are managed by different platforms which expose the same open API to app developers. symbIoTe is able to search for sensors across different platforms, and helps integrate them into an IoT application. Participants onsite in Ludwigsburg will see how simple it is to build a web application displaying air quality data measured by wearable sensors and by in-situ stations operated on different platforms.

The AGILE IoT Gateway project is building a modular open-source hardware and software gateway for controlling a variety of IoT devices. It will provide a set of RESTful APIs and user interfaces for interacting with IoT Devices. Visitors to the IoT Playground demo will be invited to play with BLE sensors (like a TI Sensortag or a heartbeat sensor) and make them interact with ZigBee devices (such as connected lamps). They will learn how the application logic can be defined programmatically on the gateway using the project’s API and their favorite programming language. AGILE IoT will also show their graphical workflow interface based on Node-RED.

Save the date: Webinar “Open Source Business Models in IoT”

Dear all,

Please find below the details regarding the first webinar on Business Models in IoT.

This EPI-webinar with the title “Open Source Business Models in IoT is co-organised with IoT-European Platform Initiative, the Eclipse Foundation and supported by Bosch Innovations.

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Date: 16th of September 2016 // 10am (CEST)

Summary: With more than 360 IoT platforms available, IoT providers and new services are overwhelmed with choices:  Which platform should I choose? Will it survive the next 3-5 years? Which added costs are to expect?

Open Source Software (OSS) approach provides an alternative to more and more decision makers. But why? And what is behind it?

  • Why do more and more organisations chose OSS to build or share their solutions?
  • What are the myths, what are the facts, what are the hoaxes on OSS?
  • What are the criteria used by an organisation to adopt or implement an OSS solution?
  • What kind of business model can be built if a part or all the code is open sourced? What kind of license should be adopted?

During this seminar we will answer to these questions in the context of the IoT.

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Recap: Face-to-Face and GetD Event

Last week the AGILE project team was in Berlin for a face-to-face meeting and for the GETDecentralized event. Here is a brief recap of what happened.

Day 1 & 2: Face-to-Face

The team met July 20 and 21. It was great to see the familiar faces and discuss in person again! There were many fruitful discussions and great demos presented by each partner. We’re well on our way after half a year and we look forward to sharing more details with you very soon!

Adaptation: Art & Internet of Things – Berlin, July 22

If you are an Artist or an Eclipse developer, this message is for you!

Art is an integral part of how we define ourselves and our relationship with each other and the world. It is a mediator between the conceptual and the sensorial, the physical and the virtual.  As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other technologies become more ubiquitous, Art can serve as a bridge between technology and the general public. This bridge can be built by creating dialogue and consciousness, ultimately informing our social decisions which will shape our collective future.

Adaptation is a competition and an event aiming in demonstrating the coexistence of art and technology, utilizing the Internet of Things as means to sense and visualize both the physical and the virtual world. The event is scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany during the summer of 2017. The competition is open for artists and technologists to work together and co-create.

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Berlin Art Event: Eclipse community is needed

logo-200x200-eclipseDear Eclipse Community,

Are you interested to learn about Eclipse IoT in a unique way while also supporting a community art project? Then read on!

During the DemoCamp in Berlin last month, Carla Hubbard and Eric Fanghanel from Jolocom gave a sneak peek at the art exhibition that will be presented in Berlin in July 2017. The contest is called “The Adaptation Contest – Using IoT to create Art, using Art to envision the Internet of Things.”. The objective of the project is to bring the general public closer to the Internet of Things (IoT) through immersive/interactive art installations. To that end, there will be several art installations deployed in the city of Berlin that will demonstrate how IoT can be used to create interactions with citizens. You can find their presentation here: Art event for AGILE in Berlin (2017).

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