Dan interviews Andy McMillan, co-creator of the XOXO Festival in Portland. They discuss the evolution of the event, the importance of a creating local events, creativity, pursuit of excellence, and more.
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Andy Mcmillan is publisher of The Manual, a design journal for the web, and organizes XOXO Festival, an art and technology festival in Portland, Oregon.
Thinking about the future is so hard and so important that any trick to get some traction is a boon.
Adrian Hon’s trick is to particularize.
What thing would manifest a whole future trend the way museum objects manifest important past trends?
Building on the pattern set by the British Museum’s great book, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Hon imagines 100 future objects that would illuminate transformative events in technology, politics, sports, justice, war, science, entertainment, religion, and exploration over the course of this century.
The javelin that won victory for the last baseline human to compete successfully in the Paralympic Games for prosthetically enhanced athletes.
The “Contrapuntal Hack” of 02031 that massively and consequentially altered computerized records so subtly that the changes were undetected.
The empathy drug and targeted virus treatment that set off the Christian Consummation Movement.
Adrian Hon is author of the new book, A History of the Future in 100 Objects, and CEO and founder of Six to Start, creators of the hugely successful smartphone fitness game “Zombies, Run!”
His background is in neuroscience at Oxford and Cambridge.
There are a lot of balls to juggle when running an event or conference: how does one get started? Ari Stiles and Christopher Schmitt of Environments for Humans gives us an in-depth look at in-person AND online conferences. They discuss how they got started, choosing topics and speakers, as well as sales, budgets, promotions and contingency planning.
On this very special episode of the Frequency Myke Hurley and Anna Debenham step in for Dan and Haddie. They discuss a selection of the day’s news, explain some Britishisms and try to solve the ‘Great Tea Debate’ once and for all.