Sensing Your Environment

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of need for sensors in my environment. I would like to have cameras in certain places to notify me of thieves or tampering or wildlife; I would like to have GPS in my car, and on my motorcycle; I would like my phone to know where I go and potentially the things that I say in daily conversation when it’s in earshot, but I want it to do something clever with that information, and I don’t want any one else to have it. I would like to have temperature and humidity sensors in various places to warn of potential mold or mildew situations. And I would like to have a beautiful interface that tied everything together on all of my devices.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, as I have only just mentioned consumer applications. I know that industrial applications are available for some of these things, but they are not easy to use and not very accessible (in my opinion). These thoughts have led me to more thoughts around the future of devices, sensors, networks, and people and their interactions with each other and with the environment. I have a simple product idea that I’m trying to develop. Anyone who is seriously ready to start today on some embedded work should contact me jordan**at**jordansnyder.com

Music, Media, Art, Technology

I’m in NYC. My band, The Weather Inside, played last night at Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village. I’m staying in Brooklyn with a friend, and I will be attending OFFF NYC in early November. Jonathan is coming up for the conference too, as well as some coworkers/pals.

I don’t have much technical content to present right now. I’ve been working on a few interesting things, including a financial charting application, but it seems that my right brain is taking precedence in the winter months – as is usually the case. I’ll post something technical when I feel I’ve got something important to share.

Cheers for now. Go to OFFF!