Curiosity through Curation

A new term I came to know although have been using it without knowing in school presentations.  Just as a `curator’ oversees or supervises or manages curation is the process of putting something together even if we have not created it.

Curating for tinkering with electronics and robotics for students with little or no prior knowledge of same meant creating a flow as to why electronics and robotics is important for all and what is there in the future for all of us in the next few decades. This was for my benefit as well as it helped keep my center point while talking and explaining to students. Curating also ensures that the curator learns the most because while trying to put together content for explaining to others one must be clear and understand what one is presenting.

For curating relevant and understandable context I have had to watch, read and listen to 10x content and much of it I rejected either on account of duplication or too complex or not-so-connected to main point or time limit of session.

Curating content for IOT- Internet of things was an eye opener. Videos, white papers and educative explanations from computer and technology companies are very interesting.

Some of the must watch videos (top few)  and concept papers to read – I am placing the list here with links for those who are keen to know why technology is important, what is already happening or beginning to happen and how will it affect us.  Happy watching and learning! 

These videos /concept papers led to two points- context to the robotic kit or concept we will be tinkering in the workshop sessions and overall view of technology – how it will touch everything in human life.

For me technology and science makes me tick but after reading , watching and explaining it I learnt the larger context of same!


  1. What is IoT?
  2. Intel IoT — What Does The Internet of Things Mean?
  3. Life Simplified with Connected Devices
  4. Top 5 Future Technology Inventions | 2019 – 2050 
  5. Watch your day in 2020 
  6. 7 Things you didn’t know existed 
  7. 22 Evidences That Confirm We’re Living In The Future (Part 1)   
  8. 22 Evidences That Confirm We’re Living In The Future (Part 2) 
  9. Cellphones of the Future – UDLAP
  10. John Underkoffler –Pointing to the future of UI

Concept Papers:

  1. Mckinsey Global Institute Report on Disruptive technologies that will transform life, business and the Global economy 
  2. Related slides 
  3. Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

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