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SURF-IoT Seminar: What is the IoT when it’s at home?

Title: SURF-IoT Seminar: What is the IoT when it’s at home?
Event Date: 8/1/2019 - 8/1/2019
Event Time: 11:45 a.m.
Event End: 1:30 p.m.

Calit2 Building, Room 3008


What do we actually talk about when we say IoT? Is the internet of things actually an internet? Are its things still things? And do we welcome the vision that banal everyday objects acquire the tremendous power to regulate human behaviors? To get a handle on these conceptual questions, let us look at the prehistory of the smart home, and understand a bit better what we mean when we talk about a home, and about smarts.

Peter Krapp is professor of film & media studies, informatics, and music at UC Irvine; his research interests include digital culture, secret communications, the history and theory of games and simulations, and cultural memory.

John S. Seberger is a Postdoctoral Scholar in ICS at UC Irvine; his research involves philosophical, humanistic, and media-theoretical analyses of IoT. He holds a PhD in Information and Computer Science and advanced degrees in Psychology and Library and Information Science.

The seminar is open to the public. Registration required


UCI professor of Film & Media Studies, Peter Krapp