Concept Hacking 1.1

Concept Hacking 1.1: Ambient Technology for Analyzing Pedestrian Mobility Patterns In Urban Environments

Join the Sensing & Surveillance Initiative of FAU’s Center for the Future Mind for “Concept Hacking,” an experimental workshop series aimed at generating cross-disciplinary dialogues around questions of technological surveillance and mediation. With topics ranging from smart city technologies to humanitarian drones to carceral monitoring systems, each workshop will guide participants through a schematic and conceptual layout of a particular technical object or system followed by an open forum of discussion and provocation.

For our first workshop, Jason Hallstrom, Director of I-SENSE and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at FAU, introduces participants to ambient technologies for analyzing pedestrian mobility patterns in West Palm Beach as part of the Mobility Intelligence Project (MIP), a collaboration between FAU and the City of West Palm Beach. A form of passive monitoring, MIP uses sensors at the streetscape level to gather data from mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and smart watches with the aim of optimizing urban spaces without compromising pedestrian privacy.



Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and executive director of the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE). Hallstrom earned his doctorate degree from Ohio State University. He develops technology that enables visibility into the physical world for purposes of understanding and automation. The applications range from environmental science, to healthcare, to sculpture and includes embedded network systems, internet-scale sensing infrastructure, data analytics and computer education.


Wednesday, October 20 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.



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