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Thomas Purves talk at Mobile Media Lab

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Thomas Purves - Designing for an augmented reality world

Monday, December 7, 2009.
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Mobile Media Lab
York University
Technology Enhanced Learning building
Room TEL 2001
88 The Pond Road

Light refreshments will be served following the talk. All are welcome!

Broadband, mobile connectivity and ever-smarter phones are shaking the Internet out its lofty cloud, bringing the web down earth. As a result, the world unplugged will soon be running out of places to hide from the pervasive influence of the net. The goal of this talk is to provide a quick overview of the impact of “augmented” reality on the social, cultural, educational, political, and business realms. Given that ubiquitous connectivity runs both ways, the proliferation of smart, connected, sensor laden devices in every pocket means the once-incorporeal cloud now has millions of new eyes, hands, and feet ready to surf and be surfed by the web.

Tom Purves is a well-known technology blogger and public speaker living in Toronto. He is interested in mobile technology and how the new ubiquitous web combined with social and other new media will be creating new business opportunities and changing the way that we work and play. His commentary and advocacy on issues surrounding the Canadian tech and wireless industries have appeared in publications including: The Globe & Mail, Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, IT World Canada, Hamilton Spectator among others.
Tom’s personal blog can be found here