Industry 4.0 – Where’s the Video?

A very hot concept in manufacturing is the prospect of “Industry 4.0”. Originating in Germany, it is envisaged as a factory where recently emerged technologies (automation, digital communication, Internet of Things, cloud, etc) are combined to assemble complete, automated production systems that require minimal human oversight and intervention. The following YouTube video makes the concept […]

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Video PROCESS Surveillance?

When most manufacturing companies, indeed most companies of any type, think about “video surveillance”, they automatically think about security, theft and personnel monitoring. Then, they buy security systems and video surveillance systems to collect massive quantities of video like the following examples. Feel free to watch an entire video. You can see that absolutely nothing of interest occurs. … […]

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Industrial Mind Music

Updated 08/26/16 to fix some typo and link mistakes. Problem Statement Remember the last time a manual told you to press a button and nothing happened? You spent fifteen minutes on the phone waiting for customer service, and then you’re told you just have to press it past where it starts giving pressure, but you […]

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NCSC – The Road Not Taken

The NCSC experience gave us a new perspective on capturing video of business and educational performance. We employed surveillance technology (Bosch) and session performance analysis technology (Dartfish). The technology we didn’t use was the corporate video streaming that is common in schools and corporations. We know a bit about it and, while they weren’t in the NCSC experiment, the […]

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How to Triangulate Nuanced Issues with Video

In the companion blog post, I described an idea for a new way to explain nuanced policies, concepts and practices. In this post, I explore how current software and hardware tools might be applied to make the process faster and easier. Construction Process(s) There are several ways to approach this problem. One way is to build them directly […]

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Videos to Triangulate Nuanced Issues – Concept

Every organization struggles to communicate policies that are important, but require intelligent interpretation at the point of application. In fact, it is likely that most important policy directives apply to situations where there is uncertainty and an opportunity for intelligent choice. Can video help to address these types of challenges? I believe that it can … […]

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