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

From: Bill Clementson (billclem at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 21 18:59:13 EDT 2006

Hi all,

I have posted a summary of last night's lispvan meeting on my blog:

Thanks again to Norman for giving the presentation!


On 4/8/06, Bill Clementson <billclem at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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