Author and literary editor Stuart Kelly is a closet fan of collective nouns, those brilliant and brain-bending terms that allow us to junk a dullard ‘group’ or ‘flock’ for many more interesting and apt alternatives. Author of upcoming Scott-land (Birlinn) and veteran of West Port 09 with his wonderful “Book of Lost Books” (see last year’s podcast), Stuart’s event appeals to those who appreciate the linguistic greatness of a murder of crows, or the disparity between Sir Walter Scott’s influence and his status.
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HTTP-based content distribution is inefficient and expensive. How can a new generation of P2P applications revolutionize browser-based digital media distribution? How can you use them on your site to give your users high-resolution video for free? How can digital media creators use these new tools to reach new audiences?
Adam Fisk Founder, LittleShoot LLC
Ian Clarke CEO, Uprizer Labs LLC
Wendy Seltzer Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Aaron Ray Head of the New Media Dept, The Collective
Alice Marwick PhD Candidate, New York University
Matt Biddulph and Matt Jones
Can you build a successful website that nobody ever has to visit?
Feeds, APIs, widgets, Facebook apps, mobile and instant messaging mean that there are many ways for users to interact with a service without them having to visit the main website. When we first talked about building Dopplr, we wanted give users more choice about how they get their information into and out of the application. In this talk, we’ll describe how the site at dopplr.com is just one manifestation of a many-headed internet service. We’ll talk about how this affects the user interface design and the data modeling, and how it strengthens the relationship between designer and developer.