Smart Home

Mar 20, 2007 by glennji

InteriorA collection of loosely coupled network devices running a variety of collaborative and cooperative services to provide an information grid/mesh within a home environment.

So I’m networking my apartment, drenching it in EM radiation from access-points and wifi devices: workstations, laptops, portable gaming devices, network storage, media centres. The idea is that a bunch of individual services can be molded into a coherent data mesh, transparently offering themselves to each and every device that requires it. I call it “Haven” (i.e. house and vehicle electronic/entertainment network, a contrived acronym).

Eventually I’ll be porting haven to a place of my own, but in the meantime I’m trying to build up a set of cooperative devices and services, mostly GNU/Linux-based, and experimenting with human-computer interaction and information-ubiquity.

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