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The Internet of Trees

Dates: 10 – 16 August 2014
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Prices: From € 835 to € 1125 (incl. tuition, materials, food, accommodation)

Massimo-Banzi-Photo-by-David-CuartiellesThere has been a lot of talk about the Internet of Things, but what would happen if we would use internet to connected objects in nature? What could we learn by creating objects that can communicate with the world surrounding them and with other devices across the globe? What if a tree could have its own Facebook page or if it would post pictures on Pinterest when something interesting happens in their vicinity?

We’ll provide you with an Arduino-kit with wifi-connectivity and set up a small network allowing everyone/thing to talk to each other and with nature.

Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate. He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.

Massimo started the first FabLab in Italy which led to the creation of Officine Arduino, a FabLab/Makerspace based in Torino.

He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions allover the world.

Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and

Massimo is also the author of “Getting Started with Arduino” published by O’Reilly. He is a regular contributor to the italian edition of Wired Magazine and Che Futuro, an online magazine about innovation.

He currently teaches Interaction Design at SUPSI Lugano in the south of Switzerland and is a visiting professor at CIID in Copenhagen.

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