Blogject

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1 Definition

  • Blogjects are objects that blog.

Bad Example: My Aibo can do it with some help. It takes one picture per day that then can be sent to a blog with a mouseclick.


Blogjects don't just publish, they circulate conversations. Not with some sort of artificial intelligence engine or other speculative high-tech wizardry. Blogjects become first-class a-list producers of conversations in the same way that human bloggers do - by starting, maintaining and being critical attractors in conversations around topics that have relevance and meaning to others who have a stake in that discussion. If the contribution to that discussion happens through some seemingly mundane bit of networked dissemi- nated insight matters little in terms of their consequence. A Blogject can start a conversation with something as simple as an aggregation of levels of pollutants in groundwater. If this conversation is maintained and made consequential through hourly RSS feeds and visualizations of that same routine data, this Blogject is going to get some trackback.

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3 References

  • Julian Bleecker, A Manifesto for Networked Objects - Cohabiting with Pigeons, Arphids and Aibos in the Internet of Things - Why Things Matter PDF
  • Nova, Nicolas & Julian Bleeker, Blogjects and the new ecology of things - lift06 workshop report, PDF