The Internet of Living Things: Or, What are the Animals Telling Us?
Dr Genevieve Bell, Senior Fellow, Vice President — Corporate Strategy, Intel Corporation
The Internet of Things is the next big thing in a long unfolding conversation about the future of technology and all things digital and connected. What is getting connected to this next internet is deeply revealing and offers a set of insights into the future we are collectively building and will one day inhabit.
In this talk, anthropologist and technologist, Genevieve Bell explores the Internet of Things, where the things are animals, and what they reveal about this new digital world.
Dr Genevieve Bell is an Intel Senior Fellow and vice president in the Corporate Strategy Office with responsibility for corporate sensing and insights at Intel Corporation. She leads a cross-discipline foresights community at Intel that delivers insights into significant societal, technical and global trends. This market-inspired view helps guide product development and enables meaningful experiences for customers and end users of Intel solutions.
An accomplished anthropologist and researcher, Dr Bell joined Intel in 1998. During that time, she has helped drive Intel’s focus on user experiences and led various teams of social scientists and designers. She has been granted a number of patents for consumer electronics innovations throughout her career, with additional patents in the user experience space.
Her industry recognition includes being listed among the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company in 2010; being inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012,; and being honoured as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute.
Dr Bell’s book, Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing, written in collaboration with Paul Dourish, was published by MIT Press in 2011. Dr Bell is also the author of numerous journal papers and articles.
She holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College & a master’s degree and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University.