Posts Tagged ‘Events’

I’ll be at PDC

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Microsoft PDC 2008

Microsoft PDC 2008

What’s PDC? It’s the Professional Developers Conference put on by Microsoft. It’s one of the biggest events they put on for developers. I’m really excited about this one because of the Windows 7 announcements and sessions. I’ll do my best to live / semi-live blog the event. I’m going to do a test an use my OLPC for blogging at the event since it’s so much easier to lug around. Of course maybe someone from MS will see me running Sugar as the OS and help hook me up with the version of Windows XP that runs on it instead :P.

If you’re reading this and you’re attending PDC then hit me up on Twitter @futileboy

If you want to learn more about PDC then check out this sites:

Radiohead Remixes

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.
I wanted to share a remix an old co-worker of mine, approved who goes by the name Umami, more about of the Radiohead song Nude. I think it’s really good. If you do you too, you should vote for it.

You can also see him perform live at Seattle’s lovely McLeod Residence this May 17.

Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.

Multitouch me

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Multitouch interfaces seem to be all the rage right now. I just got back from Mix and SXSW and saw several examples of multitouch devices from the Surface to some very budget versions using Wiimotes and IR LED gloves.




Wiimote interface

Originally uploaded by futileboy



MS Surface

Originally uploaded by futileboy


But I think this super giant interface that was shown at CeBIT might have them beat. It looks like it works much in the same way as the Surface only on a super jumbo scale. Check out the video:

Mix 2008

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Mix 2008Just wrapped up Mix. I was on the panel “Making it Simple: Designer/Developer Workflow.” It was a great group of people. I wish we had more time to continue the conversation. I want to thank Barbara from Microsoft for putting us all together.

All the Mix sessions and keynotes are online so be sure to check them all out.

I will write up more about the experience soon.

I’m currently at the airport waiting for the next lag of my flight to Austin for SXSW!

Mix 2008

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Forward Track

ForwardTrack is a new system created by Eyebeam R&D (redeveloped with the assist from Stamen Design) designed to promote on-line activism. The system tracks and maps the diffusion of email forwards, prosthetic political calls-to-action, order and online petitions. It can trace email forwards, ed map the impact of blogs, and facilitate web-based sign-ups and social networking. Our goal is to help people understand decentralized networks and see the power of “6 degrees of separation.” ForwardTrack technology helps prove that one person can make a difference.

I’m downloading and installing now. I’ll see if I can get something up and running soon to test. As you can see I’m rather excited about this.

Forward Track

ForwardTrack is a new system created by Eyebeam R&D (redeveloped with the assist from Stamen Design) designed to promote on-line activism. The system tracks and maps the diffusion of email forwards, prosthetic political calls-to-action, order and online petitions. It can trace email forwards, ed map the impact of blogs, and facilitate web-based sign-ups and social networking. Our goal is to help people understand decentralized networks and see the power of “6 degrees of separation.” ForwardTrack technology helps prove that one person can make a difference.

I’m downloading and installing now. I’ll see if I can get something up and running soon to test. As you can see I’m rather excited about this.

Forward Track

ForwardTrack is a new system created by Eyebeam R&D (redeveloped with the assist from Stamen Design) designed to promote on-line activism. The system tracks and maps the diffusion of email forwards, prosthetic political calls-to-action, order and online petitions. It can trace email forwards, ed map the impact of blogs, and facilitate web-based sign-ups and social networking. Our goal is to help people understand decentralized networks and see the power of “6 degrees of separation.” ForwardTrack technology helps prove that one person can make a difference.

I’m downloading and installing now. I’ll see if I can get something up and running soon to test. As you can see I’m rather excited about this.

Mix 2008I’ll be on a panel at this year’s Mix event, tadalafil talking about workflow and process and such. It’s a pretty talented group of people and should make for a good time.

Making it Simple: Designer/Developer Workflow
Speakers: Marcelo Marer (Avenue A Razorfish), ambulance Ken Azuma (Second Factory), Robby Ingebretsen (Identity Mine), Ryan Lane (Wunderman), Mark Ligameri (frog design), Robert Tuttle (frog design)
Audience: Creative
Session Type: Panel
How do you combine a designer’s vision with the requirements of productive software? Left brain/Right brain workflow is a sophisticated problem that impacts us all but has no easy answers. Industry experts will share their learnings and invite you to join in on a lively discussion about the merits and costs of different approaches.