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Mobile Life was invited to give a talk at the Sweden@Zambia forum in Lusaka. The event was organized by the Swedish Institute, the Tällberg foundation and the Swedish ambassador Lena Nordström.
Sweden@Zambia is part of a project to change and find new ways for cooperation, an effort to change the images in both Zambia and Sweden, as well as empowering entrepreneurial structures in Zambia with the focus on digital opportunities.
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One of our previous Master students created a video to present Mobile Life, through the eyes of the people who work here. Take a look: Sneak peek into the Mobile Life working environment
Vygandas Simbelis, artist and PhD student and Anders Lundström, PhD student and interaction designer, gives a presentation and a demonstration of the Metaphone project at Jönköpings läns museum on October 9th, 18:30.
Barry Brown has been appointed professor at DSV, Stockholm University. He came to DSV in April 2012 and joined the Mobile Life Centre as a studio director and research leader of the centre. Before joining DSV he was an associate professor at the University of California. Barry Brown thinks that Mobile Life Centre has an exciting and collaborative research environment with some excellent research and great links with industry. He is happy to be appointed professor at DSV, Stockholm University. “This is a great confirmation of the work at the Mobile Life Centre, and shows that we have a strong home at Stockholm University,” Barry says. His research has focused on the sociology and design of leisure technologies - computer systems for leisure and pleasure, and recent publications include studies of activities as diverse as games, tourism, museum visiting, the use of maps, television watching and sport spectating. The main theme for Barry Brown’s research at Mobile Life Centre is “Clouds & surfaces”. Barry Brown was one of the editors of the recently published "The SAGE Handbook of Digital Technology Research". The Handbook explores the issues of rapid technological development, social change, and the ubiquity of computing technologies which have become an integrated part of people's everyday lives.
The SAGE Handbook of Digital Technology Research, edited by Barry Brown, Sara Price and Carey Jewitt, has now been published. Research on and with digital technologies is everywhere today. This timely, authoritative Handbook explores the issues of rapid technological development, social change, and the ubiquity of computing technologies that have become an integral part of people's everyday lives.
On Friday September 6th, Petra Sundström will be keynote speaker at the Automation summit in Västerås. Petra's talk is titled: Bringing fun and Internet of Things technology into the automation industry Abstract: It might seem as if designing for fun with Internet of Things-technology is not relevant to the automation industry. But we might argue that interface design brought forth for leisure time activities often put pressure on the design for work applications. For example, the graphics industry was pushed forward by the games industry, but has since been of great use in many other design situations. In this talk, we will discuss and speculate what design trends will influence design for control rooms, surveillance of automated processes, repair and maintenance and all the other activities the automation industry has to tackle.
Den 29:e augusti arrangeras ”The Centre Day 2013” på Moderna Museet i Stockholm. Ett av de stora ämnena för konferensen är det svenska innovationsklimatet och bland talarna märks Jane Walerud, framgångsrik serial tech entrepreneur och Martin Körling, chef för Ericsson research i Silicon Valley. Konferensen är ett samarrangemang mellan Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre, Exselent Berzelii Centre, VINNOVA och Vetenskapsrådet. Konferensen är ett återkommande arrangemang där VINNOVAS satsningar på Excellence Centra och VINNOVAS och VR:s gemensamma satsningar på Berzelii centra diskutrerar aktuella ämnen inom alla de forskningsområden som centren representerar. Konferensen tar också upp ämnen som är gemensamma för centren och för allmänheten i stort. Det finns idag 18 VINN Excellence centre och 6 Berzelii center. Centren forskar inom en mängd olika områden. En del av dagen erbjuder också möjlighet för deltagarna att få se forskningsresultat i en utställning och diskutera direkt med forskarna. Totalt kan Moderna museets lokaler ta emot 250 deltagare. – Centren har existerat i cirka 6 år och vårt uppdrag är dels att utföra excellent forskning och bidra med kunskapsöverföring till våra industripartners och till samhället men också att kommersialisera våra forskningsresultat. Det är viktigt att vi satsar ytterligare på kommersialisering de 3 till 4 år som vi har kvar som centra, säger Maria Holm, vice centrumföreståndare för Mobile Life. Därför är det viktigt att vi diskuterar och funderar kring de här frågorna tillsammans både med andra forskare, representanter för våra politiker och företagen. Tid och plats: Moderna Museet på Skeppsholmen i Stockholm. Registreringen öppnar 09:30 och konferensen startar 10:30. Besök konferensens hemsida för mer information om programmet: http://centreday.mobilelifecentre.org/index.html Om du som journalist vill delta, vänligen anmäl intresse till Maria Holm, Co-director, Mobile Life Centre, Kista, mobil 0709-855 192, e-post: email@example.com
The August newsletter as been sent out. If you want to read more about what we have been doing recently in one page, follow this link: http://www.mobilelifecentre.org/newsletters/august
The Mobile Life Centre has been active now for six years of its total ten year grant from VINNOVA. Over the last six years the centre has established itself as a leading academic centre on the international scene, unparalleled in Sweden and with few international competitors. The next four years will see us continue in attracting students and guest researchers from around the globe, and improve further on our proven track record of successful research projects in close collaboration with our industry partners. The results for the this past year and our goals for the coming one are collected in the Annual report for 2012-2013 that we have named Creating lasting impact.
Exselent and Mobile Life, two of the Stockholm University based Berzelii Centra and VINN Excellence Centra invites you together with VINNOVA and Swedish Research Council to a Centre Day in Stockholm on August 29th, 2013. Take this opportunity to listen to a number of interesting speakers that will give their thoughts and insights to the innovation climate in Sweden and Silicon Valley. During the day the absolute forefront of research in Sweden today will be presented by the VINN Excellence Centres and Berzelii Centra at Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology. This conference addresses you that are in industry, in a research organisation or in any other way are interested to promote innovation in Sweden.
Petra Sundström, research leader in Mobile Life and lab manager at SICS Swedish ICT will present at the annual conference Media Evolution on August 22nd. Petra will talk about how the design process needs to consider digital materials such as Bluetooth and sensors in the same way designers have worked with traditional materials, such as paper, plastic or wood. In doing so we explore a new technical space of possibilities.
Mobile Life VINN Excellence centre at Stockholm University
Partners: SICS and KTH, Ericsson, Microsoft Research, Nokia, TeliaSonera, IKEA, ABB, Movinto Fun, Company P, City of Stockholm, Kista Science City, STING