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IoT@BIT China Study Tour 2018

displaying some ANU pride at the great wall

If you’re wondering why there hasn’t been much activity on the c/c/c blog since the end of Semester 2, it’s because I’ve been in China teaching an Internet of Things at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). You can read more about it at that website—including following the student design blogs as they build their artefacts over the summer.

Here’s Brent looking only mildly salty as he wrestles with the privacy/convenience tradeoff in designing an internet-conected “smart potato”1.

Brent looks only mildly salty as he wrestles with the privacy/convenience tradeoff in IoT design

China was great, and was really encouraging to see our students engage with the complexities (both technical and especially social/ethical) of a world of smart things. And obiously there are many other great things about travelling the world, especially seeing and eating new things.

Shao kao skewers at a local hole-in-the-wall

Here’s Kieran and I with some of the BIT faculty.

Ben and Kieran with the BIT faculty

We’re going to be holding an exhibition at the end of the (Australian) summer where the students will show of their final IoT artefacts. If you’d like to come along (it’ll be towards the end of February) you should pay attention to the c/c/c blog (which you’re currently on, anyway) or follow @benswift on twitter.

  1. sadly this is not actually a thing 

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