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MIT Technology Testbeds. Draft Proposal v.1.2 30 January 2003 (Firstdraft 26 August 2002) Joost Bonsen jpbonsen@alum.mit.edu 617.930.0415. Proposing MIT as Premier Technology Testbed.

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MIT Technology Testbeds

Draft Proposal v.1.2

30 January 2003

(Firstdraft 26 August 2002)Joost Bonsenjpbonsen@alum.mit.edu617.930.0415


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Proposing MIT as Premier Technology Testbed

  • An orchestrated MIT-wide Initiative to attract Companies & Labs deploying latest prototypes & products in a “Tech Testbed”

  • MIT-generally & Sloan students specifically as an “Early-Adoptor Microcosm”

  • Allowing MIT faculty to do rigorous social science, observing usage patterns, adoption rates, social networks, and more

  • If not a testbed, at least new product showcase!



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Example Technology Testbed Ideas

  • Project Mercury – Latest wireless technologies; showcase for MIT Labs

  • App Assessment – Fast feedback on new applications & usage patterns

  • Premier Digital Infospace – Next generation libraries, info databases & visualization environments

  • Evocative Architectural Innovations – Digital Glass, Organic HVAC, Ultra-Reconfigurability, Working Elevators

http://www.emperorlinux.com/acc_network.html

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2001/06/08/xircom_review.html

http://www.handspring.com/

http://www.futurelooks.com/features/Lifestyle/Wearable_comps/page1_frame.htm

http://www-5.ibm.com/se/news/archive/images/computers/wearable-pc/wearable-pc-closseup-guy.jpg


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Being a Tech Testbed

  • Deploying latest prototypes, devices, etc AND tracking actual usage patterns

  • Sourcing devices & systems from both MIT Labs and corporate partners

  • Serving as “Neutral Ground” for cross-comparison

  • Clearly useful for “Consumer InfoTech”, but not limited to it


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Tech Testbed promises…

  • We see the Future First

  • Part of Comparative Market Research initiative

  • Accelerating Educational Innovation

  • Possibly part of larger effort to Observe Innovation broadly

  • Basis for MIT Cross-Campus Collaborations

  • Huge PR & Buzz for MIT & Sloan


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Existing Efforts Include…

  • Sloan’s Virtual Customer Initiative

  • Sloan Product Development & Marketing Classes

    • http://web.mit.edu/15.783j/www/

  • MasterCard’s RFID PaymentCard

  • GSC’s SafeRide GPS

  • MIT’s New Grad Dorm Equipment

  • Newbury Network’s Location Enabled Networking

    • http://www.newburynetworks.com/

  • iCampus-funded Xbox CycleScore

    • Harris, Harlev, & Heitzeberg

  • BCS’s Paperless Classroom

    • DEMO


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Early-Adopter Microcosm

  • Are MIT & Sloan students representative of ultimate purchasers?

  • Possibly predictive and therefore a method of advanced market research?


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Project Mercury

  • Case example of Tech Testbed idea

  • A Wireless “Project Athena”

    • Athena was a $100 Million Experiment in mid-80s

  • Campus-wide broadband wireless networking

  • Latest terminal devices

    • PDAs, padPC, wearable computers, watches

  • Tracking Social & Applications Usage

    • Location, Communication, Collaboration, Games

  • Multi-MIT Lab Collaboration

  • Social Systems Experiment


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Go Dramatically Beyond Our Boilerplate IT Infrastructure

  • We expect Laptops, Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b

  • How about ReallyWiFi 802.11a, quivers of computers, wireless power, etc?

  • Advanced applications

  • Paperless workplace


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What are some example emerging devices & systems?

  • Hand-helds

  • New peripherals

  • Wireless applications


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Palm & iPaq Variants…

http://www.palm.com/products/palmm515/3Ddemo/palmm515_3D.html

http://www.compaq.com/products/handhelds/pocketpc/


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Wireless iPAQ Applications…

http://www.golfps.com/images/ipaq.gif

http://www.digital-doc.com/C2/images/wirele4.jpg

http://www.igisa.com/grafiken/ipaq.jpg


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Sony clie w/ Camera!

http://www.sonystyle.com/home/item.jsp?hierc=9684x9744x9746&itemid=34011



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MIT Project Oxygen deployed?

  • http://oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/


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MIT Media Lab Wearables deployed?

http://www.media.mit.edu/wearables/wearfolk-sam-big.jpg

http://www.media.mit.edu/wearables/mithril/index.html


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Media Lab Smart Nametags deployed?

http://web.media.mit.edu/~fredm/projects/memetag/mtsmall.jpg

http://el.www.media.mit.edu/groups/el/papers/mres/lifelongk/Image26.gif



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Social Net Analysis & Facilitation deployed?

Dynamic Visualization

  • Understanding social relationshiops

  • Guiding flows of information

  • Real knowledge management

  • Orchestrating Serendipity

http://www.netvis.org/

Facilitator

Room

http://whitechapel.media.mit.edu/facilitator/introduction.html


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Predictive Microcosms deployed?

http://www.cothink.com/Papers/phdthesis.pdf


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MIT Labs deployed?

  • LCS / AI Project Oxygen

    http://oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/

  • Media Wearable Computing

    http://www.media.mit.edu/wearables/

  • House ‘n’

    • http://architecture.mit.edu/house_n/

  • CMS

    • http://web.mit.edu/cms/

  • eBusiness

    • http://ebusiness.mit.edu/

  • Auto-ID

    • http://www.autoidcenter.org/main.asp

MIT Media Laboratory


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Company Benefits deployed?

  • Fast Iteration

  • Visibility

  • Comparative Market Research


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Potential Applications deployed?

  • “Where are open meeting rooms?”

  • Enhanced SloanSpace?

  • “Where’s SafeRide?”

  • Making most of Spare Moments.

  • Seamless Collaboration

  • No-Delay Resources

  • Advancing Practice of Fast Iteration


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Potentially Interested Social Science & Innovation Faculty (?)

  • John Hauser / Sloan Marketing, Virtual Customer Initiative

  • Jonathan Cummings / Sloan Innovation, Social Network Analysis

  • Henry Jenkins / HASS Comparative Media Studies, Games-for-Learning

  • Judith Donath / Media Lab, Sociable Spaces

  • Steven Eppinger / Sloan Product Design

  • Plus all those developing technologies…


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Resources Required (?)

  • Premier Industry Collaborators

  • Linkage to Sloan Technology Services & MIT IS

  • Prototype & Pre-production equipment donations

  • Institutional Commitment

  • Alumni & Industry Oversight Board

  • Operational Funds for administration, support, and maintenance


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Possible Sponsors (?)

  • I-Campus Project

    • http://swissnet.ai.mit.edu/projects/i-campus/

  • Peer Testbeds

    • Cambridge-MIT Institute

    • Singapore-MIT Alliance

  • Industry Consortia

  • Government: DARPA, NSF

    • E.g. CIPD

  • Foundations


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Likely Alums (?)

  • Pascal Chenais – Project Canard, MessageMachines

  • Vanu Bose – Vanu Inc software radio

  • Bill Warner – Wildfire

  • Tim Rowe – Cambridge Innovations

  • Rob Poor – Ember

  • Yonald Chery – Newbury Networks

  • Matt Reynolds – ThingMagic

  • Fred Martin -- SmartTags

  • Mike Parduhn, John Muhlner, Paul Strasma, Matt Rhoden

http://www.mitwf.org/images/oct23_yc.jpg


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Shouldn’t MIT be (?)the Premier Tech Testbed?


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Benefits (?)

(a)Boosting MIT campus & student experience,

(b)Envisioning the future by experiencing it,

(c)Basis for cross campus research collaboration,

(d)Prototype testbed for inventive developers to fast iterate the next generation artifacts,

(e)Experimental anthropology via predictive microcosms,

(f)Inspiring entrepreneurial new product and venture development,

(g)Capturing intellectual property for truly novel Project-related inventions, and

(h)Great PR around this “really MIT idea”.


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References (?)

  • Project Athena

    • http://wwwtech.mit.edu/V119/N19/history_of_athe.19f.html

    • http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/tt/1991/feb27/24322.html

  • Research on Human Subjects

    • http://web.mit.edu/policies/14.3.html

  • Project Notebook

    • http://web.mit.edu/is/np/projects/wireless/

  • Cisco/Radiata's 802.11a Promises

    • http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20000728S0021

    • http://www.radiata.com/company/PDF/IEEE-802.11wp.pdf

  • Project Oxygen

    • http://oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/

  • MIT IS

    • http://web.mit.edu/is/

  • Wearable Computing

    • http://www.media.mit.edu/wearables/

  • Product Innovation

    • http://web.mit.edu/cipd/

  • MIT Sloan Virtual Customer

    • http://mitsloan.mit.edu/vc/Pages/vc.html

  • MIT CMS

    • http://web.mit.edu/cms/


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Related Initiatives (?)

  • Showcase Sloan

  • Hall of Heroes

    • Highlighting MIT’s innovators

  • Modern Muddy

    • New lights, soundsys, etc

  • Cathedral of Creativity

    • Lobby 7 plus