6. August 2008
Mike Wesch is an anthroologist. He's the guy who wrote the presentation you may have seen The Machine is Us/ing Us. If you haven't seen that, then start here to watch it. It's an inspirational five minutes in which he explains the gist of web 2.0-y-ness and amply demonstrates just how entertaining presentations can be. But the point of this post is to alert you to a one hour presentation he's done on the anthropology of You Tube. In the presentaton he reviews not only why tubers "tube", but looks at how this phenomenon is at the intersection of some crucial trends in our society that are changing what "society" means. It's an hour long, so get a coffee - and be warned, you'll want to watch it again, and maybe again after that.
6. August 2008
Adaptive Path have created Aurora, a concept browser (well, this is just a concept of what the concept would be ...) for Mozilla Labs. It's a glimpse into a possible future for our browsing experience and picks up on some themes (some more subtly than others) such as the merging of the desktop and browser, cloud computing and the blurring of the lines as to your machine vs the machine and where data and apps are stored and a whole bunch of other goodies. Very exciting stuff.
Aurora (Part 1)
from Adaptive Path
31. July 2008
The interactive installation, I Want You To Want Me, explores the search for love and self in the world of online dating. It chronicles the world's relationship with romance across all ages, genders, and sexualities using real data collected from Internet dating sites. The piece is presented at MOMA New York on a 56" touch-screen and was installed on February 14, 2008. As well as a clever use of data it's a compelling work and beautiful.
14. July 2008
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto discusses how he came up with the Wii - as much as anything it's a lesson in how to make a compelling presentation. Here it is.
6. March 2008
YouTube video explains Twitter.