A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the JISC Netskills workshop: Improving your online presence in Edinburgh. It was a two day event jam packed full of lots of advice & ideas about search engine optimisation and social media. The highlight of the workshop for me, however, was a short 8 minute video of Patty Maes demonstrating the Sixth Sense at the TED conference earlier this year.
The brainchild of Pranav Mistry, a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab, the Sixth Sense is a wearable device that will enable us to gain seamless access to information…wherever we are! All I can say after watching the video is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant AND I want one! You’ve really got to see it to believe it, so rather than me attempting to communicate the brilliance of the Sixth Sense, watch the video!
As a librarian and book lover I’m particularly excited about the impact the Sixth Sense will have on how we select, evaluate and tag books (5.53 mins into the film).
The future; I can hardly wait!