Presents a state of the art overview of the emerging field of hyperconnectivity
Includes many examples and current developments for researchers, engineers and designers
Explores the social and economic impact and future implications of person-to-person and person-to-machine communication in networked organizations and societies
Prologue. - Preface.- Introduction.- Modelling Literary Culture through Interactive Digital Media.- Electric and Magnetic User Interfaces for Digital Smell and Taste.- Love and Sex with Robots.- Social Impact of Hyerconnectivity.- Conclusion.- Epilogue.- Index.
This book explores the emerging field of hyperconnectivity looking at technology and systems that allow person-to-person and person-to-machine communication in networked organizations and the social and economic impact of this society.The author begins by presenting literary culture and interaction, focusing on the development of the Poetry Mix-Up platform, before looking at electronic and magnetic user interfaces for multisensory experiences. He then offers insights into the controversial topic of human intimacy with robots, looking at recent developments like the Kissinger device amongst others. The author concludes by exploring the potential social impact of hyperconnectivity and its future applications.
Hyperconnectivity is essential reading to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of this emerging field especially researchers, designers and engineers who are interested in multi-platform communication, digital networks and HCI.