Veillance Hangout with Alex Hayes and posse

Learning2gether Episode 147


In which Vance Stevens hangs out with Alex Hayes and friends, talking about veillance, augmented and augmediated reality, and issues around wearable technology …

The event was being streamed at but the recording was compromised when Google Hangout went off air only 15 minutes into the Hangout



This sent out everywhere:

Join us in Google Hangout this Sunday at noon GMT to discuss with experts this fascination topic.

As usual with Hangouts, we can’t start them until right before the event, so we will post the direct link to the hangout at and also at That’s where you can go to listen in on the stream and join in the text chat, in case you can’t or don’t want to get into the hangout itself. But be aware that the stream can only be set up right at noon GMT, when we start the hangout.

If you are hanging out with us, be sure to wear a headset (otherwise the sound from your speakers back into your mic could cause echo). And if you enter the hangout be sure to mute or switch off the stream (otherwise you’ll hear two sound channels, each overlaid at a disconcerting lag from the other.)


Alex’s blog post on the discussion stimulating this conversation:

Meanwhile, here’s more from Alex:

Vance Stevens from Webheads and I are running a Google Hangout for anyone interested in joining us –

The topic you will see is Veillance – the domain with all it’s disciplines such as surveillance, sousveillance, dataveillance, uberveillance and so on. We are sure to also speak of education, engineering, diffusion of innovation, privacy, personal security and a host more emergent themes & technologies.

We think it is pertinent topic given that we are on the brink of Google Glass going live soon, that Vuzix and host of other augmented and augmediated reality hardware is set to become distributed and visible throughout our communities worldwide.

A podcast was recently distributed by IEEE ( and featured Professor Steve Mann whom I’m working closely with on this event –

Have a listen to the podcast. It’s is very revealing, insightful and will serve as the base point for our discussion. You will note that I have invited Steve to join us here in this discussion. I’ve also invited a number of others whom have I just met virtually

Some background

Wed Feb 27 Coach Carole organized an “in depth look at Augmented Reality through the eye of Christopher Winter”

What if your students could stand in any room and by looking through their phones camera, be presented with an entirely new virtual world? What if instead of 30 students crowding around one physical object, they could each have an almost tangible replica on their desks to study, even when at home? Augmented Reality is not a new technology and was in fact in danger of fading out before it really had chance to make an impact. The fact was that holding a piece of paper up to a webcam in order to see a 3D object on a desktop computer is neither engaging nor fun. It was less than intuitive and quite cumbersome.  Fast forward to the present day and thanks to the mobile revolution Augmented Reality is not just an option, but an integral part of effective mobile delivery



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