MIT7 iCAN user survey: Question 1

Based on a user survey on the iCAN, here are the preliminary results. This survey was conducted at the MIT7 conference on Saturday May 14, 2011. This is Question 1.

QUESTION 1: If you had an iCAN (TM), how often would you use it and what would you use it for?

Only as often as necessary

I’d use it to sing to myself and test my own reaction to my lectures. I’d use it several times a day. (5 to 10 times)

At least once a day for meditating on difficult problems.

Secret meetings with myself.

During lent for confession.

I do wish I had a pipe-based trans-home communication system.
Control of personal soundscape

Often, for whispering sweet nothings at my neighbors who shout back and forth at each other across the street. (Quiet by example)

I don’t think I would use it.

Once in a while, not very often.

Looks like it has multiple uses -a quick plumbing solution -2nd communications, after all has a lot in common with plumbing.

Very frequently

Frequently unknown confidential conversation.

Testing quality, timbre or my own voice.

I mean, I can’t imagine a time during the day when I wouldn’t be using the

I’ll use it always as a necklace, and would be able to communicate all the time.

Once a week at parties.

All the time for everything.

MIT7 iCAN user survey: Question 2

Based on a user survey on the iCAN, here are the preliminary results. This survey was conducted at the MIT7 conference on Saturday May 14, 2011. This is Question 2.

QUESTION 2: What would be your preferred network for use of the iCAN (TM)?
I could build my own network.

Network for anything.

At lunch time when I could also use as A can.

My voice 4g.

Would mostly use it myself.

The network of one. (I love the battery life.)

Listening to my own voice. Museums.

Intimate.

Not AT&T, calls would be dropped. True story. AT&T told me my Internet was out because birds and squirrels chew wires for the electrical shocks to stay warm.

The social.

The Nashville network.

Spy network.

Verizacan.

Around campus to have students record their feelings in real time about what they do and see around campus.

Aethernet.

MIT7 iCAN user survey: Question 3

Based on a user survey on the iCAN, here are the preliminary results. This survey was conducted at the MIT7 conference on Saturday May 14, 2011. This is Question 3.

QUESTION 3: What accessories do you suggest would be useful for the iCAN (TM)?. What are your favorite colors?

Little boxes. Rose, blue, violet.

Blue accessories. Blue

I like black and blue colors. A recording device to record talks and thoughts for later replay.

The Ican open source CanOpener. Software hacking package.

Purple. It could have a pinhole camera.

A lanyard hook for mobile accessories. My favorite color is blue (tooth)

Metallic. More iPhone like.

A larger can or (can shaped bucket) to carry it in. a can cozy (quilted rooster shaped) A perpetual motion machine. A mobile made out of other cans that a group of people could stand under and talk into.

Blue.

Blue. Clock timer.

Definitely white. (Smudges might also be a nice touch.)

Belt clip.

I would like to have some amplification capabilities. Any fashion enhancement would be good. Bright colors.

Green maybe the color of preference nowadays.

Soft grip-pod lining around the PVC piping.

Favorite color: red. But why not a device that change the color according to your humor?

Neon green. Ican covers in all colors.

Transparent and yellow.

MIT7 iCAN user survey: Question 4

Based on a user survey on the iCAN, here are the preliminary results. This survey was conducted at the MIT7 conference on Saturday May 14, 2011. This is Question 4.

QUESTION 4: Can you suggest any apps you would like to see developed for the iCAN (TM)?

Twitter.

Fax. Wouldn’t it be so cool to be able to sands print transmission through our phone lines.

I think I already answered.

Can I? I can! Neoprene sleeves please.

IPhone holder.

Not really. I think you tapped the main possibilities.

Recorder
/recording device.

Music.

Rustproofing app. Re-canning app for packaging and transmitting preserves.

No apps! Resist application. Or apps that track my period menstrual cycle.

Net hack.

Angry birds.

Yes.

An amplifier to make the sounds louder and a stress meter to measure the stress in the voice of the speaker.

AstroDime at MIT7

AstroDime Transit Authority will be taking part in MIT7: Unstable Platforms: the Promise and Peril of Transition. This is taking place May 13-15, 2011.

here’s the agenda for the Media in Transition conference:

http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit7/subs/agenda.html

AstroDIme will be doing some interventions and a presentation. Based on the data we have collected this spring for our iCAN, suggestions for apps and updates, we will present our data and our next prototype for the iCAN 2.2.2.2

We will be collecting more data at the Saturday reception in the TING foyer at MIT
from 7-9pm. There, we will circulate with iCANs and tin can phones and take surveys on the future of the iCAN.

http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=E51&selection=E51&Buildings=go

Our presentation of data will be on 10:45AM sunday. in room E51-335.
Here’s the full session:

Music of the Spheres
Ananya Ghoshal, Cybernetics, the Music of John Cage and New Media
Boris Goesl, Modern Projection Planetariums as Media of Iterative Reinvention
sam smiley, The Future is Now: smartCANS in the 21st Century

moderator: Paul van den Hoven

Hope to see you there!