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Appearance on The Daily Show

August 27, 2014

I sat down with Jon Stewart yesterday to discuss Enchanted Objects.

Talks@Google Featuring Enchanted Objects

August 26, 2014

“Today, I’m going to try to convince you that these black slabs, which are doing so well for Google, may not be the future of how we interact with the internet in five or ten years.”

Nice Slideshare Post about IoT

August 21, 2014

The objects that make up the Internet of Things continues to explode. Even mainstream industry analysts are cataloging the growth. Note how many of these devices are coming from larger, traditional companies.

Chatting with Arik Korman about Enchanted Objects

August 8, 2014

Seattle Podcaster and radio host Arik Korman chats with David about the proliferation of enchanted objects.

“The things that we think of as phone apps will start leaking out into furniture, into chairs, into wearables. You’re already seeing this with a lot of internet of things objects like wristbands, buttons, pins, and other things that tend to track information and then deliver it back to people.”

Fox and Friends Segment on Enchanted Objects

August 5, 2014

I was up extra early this morning to join the crew at Fox and Friends and demo the Ambient Devices Umbrella, SunSprite light sensor, RestDevices Mimo onesie, Narrative life-logging clip, Jawbone bracelet, and Vitality GlowCap. Four minutes was too short for a discussion, but it was exciting to put the national spotlight on some of these extraordinary objects.

Enchanted Objects on WGBH Greater Boston

August 1, 2014

I was delighted to sit down with Greater Boston in their studio last night to demonstrate some of the extraordinary objects from the book.

Featured in MIT Spectrum

July 26, 2014

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Excited to see the book and the recent New York Times article featured in the MIT Spectrum.

“Technology doesn’t just create new things, like smartphones, Rose argues—it imbues old ones with the ability to ease or enrich small aspects of everyday life.”

Read it here.

Enchanted Objects in The New York Times

July 17, 2014

Exciting feature today in The New York Times Home & Garden section. Read it here.

Enchanted Objects Pubs Next Week

July 9, 2014
I’m delighted to announce the publication of Enchanted Objects: design, human desire, and the internet of things.
Cover design
The book hits shelves on Tuesday, July 15, and I will be making the rounds across the U.S. over the next few weeks, speaking at a variety of events. I would love to see you at one of them:

  • July 15 @ Bolt with other IoT makers in Boston, MA 
  • July 17 @ Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA
  • July 22 @ Keplers Books and Magazines in Menlo Park, CA
  • July 24 @ University Book Store in Seattle, WA
  • July 31 @ Google in Boston, MA

There are some additional event details on the Enchanted Objects Facebook page.

In the meantime, you can whet your IoT appetite with this advanced copy of the Enchanted Objects prologue.

Enchanted Workshop in Copenhagen

July 8, 2014

MagicianLast week, I co-taught an Enchanted Objects workshop with a magician from London. The venue was the Copenhagen Interaction Design Institute with 25 masters-level students from 16 countries.

My co-teacher was Adrian Westaway, an official member of the Magic Circle, a secret society of magicians founded in 1905. Yes, they were aware of the workshop. Adrian trained at the Royal College of Art and now runs a physical-computing consultancy with brilliant projects like this Lego calendar. read more …