Everyware has profoundly different social implications than previous information-technology paradigms.
By its very nature, a computing so pervasive and so deeply intertwined with everyday life will exert a transformative influence on our relationships with ourselves and with each other.
In fact, wherever it appears in the world, everyware is always already of social consequence. It can hardly be engaged without raising issues of trust, reputation, credibility, status, respect, and the presentation of self.
Take JAPELAS, a recent Tokushima University project that aims to establish the utility of ubiquitous technology in the classroom—in ...