[plt-scheme] Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting for April

From: Bill Clementson (billclem at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Apr 8 19:12:42 EDT 2006

And now for something completely different...

Many of us use Lisp night and day; however, few of us have Lisp
embedded in our clothing or monitoring our day-to-day actions. The
April lispvan meeting will discuss a project (actually, a series of
projects) that attempts to do exactly that!

Here's the "official" meeting notice:

Topic: Wearing Lisp
Presenter: Norman Jaffe
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Time: 7pm - 10pm (or whenever)
Venue: Think!, 4512 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Summary: Norm will discuss "wearable computers" and "wearable
systems". A series of subtopics to the presentation will be:

   1. Wearable systems versus wearable computers. "Doom on your waist"
as a poor model for what we want to do. Why not PAN? Human-human
communication via computer versus human-computer interaction.
Out-of-band presentation of emotional state.
   2. A brief history of my journey to wearable systems. "Bodymaps".
"Felt Histories". "Whisper I". "Whisper II". "Exhale". Stateless and
stateful systems. Extremely interactive systems.
   3. Small hardware platforms for wearable systems. Tiny Java
systems. Microcontrollers and PDAs. Very small Linux systems. Unusual
interface devices and techniques needed.
   4. Where I hope to go. Creating a physically tiny Lisp run-time
environment using off-the-shelf hardware and software. Adapting
biophysical interfaces to the hardware. Dedicated Lisp-based hardware.
"Wearing Lisp".

Mark your calendars and we'll see you on April 20th!

Bill Clementson

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