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Tagged with “webstock” (10)

  1. Webstock ‘15: Frank Chimero - The Web’s Grain

    We’ve been talking about what it means to design natively for the web for ages, but the conversation has been rekindled with the prevalence of responsive design paired with the unpredictability of devices, environments, and connectivity. If we look at the web as a material and not as a canvas, how do its affordances guide a designer’s hand?

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  2. Adactio: Articles—Of Time And The Network

    A presentation about history, networks, and digital preservation, from the Webstock conference held in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2012.

    Our perception and measurement of time has changed as our civilisation has evolved. That change has been driven by networks, from trade routes to the internet. Now that we have the real-time web allowing instantaneous global communication, there’s a danger that we may neglect our legacy for the future. While the web has democratised publishing, allowing anyone to share ideas with a global audience, it doesn’t appear to be the best medium for preserving our cultural resources: websites and documents disappear down the digital memory hole every day. But we can change that. This presentation will offer an alternative history of technology and a fresh perspective on the future that is ours to save.

    http://adactio.com/articles/5312/

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  3. MacTalk - Webstock ‘12 | Matt Inman

    Matt Haughey has been running Metafilter for the last 14 years, so he knows a thing or two about web communities. Fresh from the Webstock stage, where he gave an hilarious account of what it’s like turning 40 in Silicon Valley, Matt was nice enough to chat with me about life, cats, and what it’s really like at the Googleplex.

    http://www.mactalk.com.au/content/webstock-12-matt-haugey-2115/

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  4. Annalee Newitz - Your Business Plan Is Science Fiction —€“ And That’s a Good Thing

    Just two decades ago, the Web and public internet were the stuff of science fiction. Creators like William Gibson, who coined the term "cyberspace" in his novel Neuromancer, helped define the terms of social life online, as well as inspiring many of the inventions (like smartphones) that we take for granted. But what is today’s science fiction telling us about where our technology will go tomorrow? I’ll talk about the stories today’s scifi creators are telling about the Web and internet, and how their ideas create a fantastical map of what people are seeking in their online lives. Fiction – And That’s a Good Thing

    http://www.webstock.org.nz/talks/speakers/annalee-newitz/your-business-plan-science-fiction-and-s-good-thin/

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  5. Jane McGonigal — Gaming Reality

    Why doesn’t the real world work more like a game? In the best-designed games, our human experience is perfectly optimized: we have important work to do, we’re surrounded by potential allies, we get constant useful feedback, and we feel an insatiable curiosity about the world around us. That’s no accident — game developers have spent three decades figuring out how to make us happier, drive more collaboration, and satisfy our hunger for meaning and success. Isn’t it about time we started applying these insights to everything we do online? In this talk, game designer Jane McGonigal explains how to adopt game developer methods and mechanics to transform any networked community, service, experience or environment — in order to re-invent the real world as we know it.

    http://www.webstock.org.nz/talks/speakers/jane-mcgonigal/gaming-reality/

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  6. Adam Lisagor interviewed by Merlin Mann

    In the second of our interviews with a Webstock ’12 speaker, we’re both honored and delighted to present Adam Lisagor in conversation with Merlin Mann. They cover such topics as Webstock, the New Zealand accent, what it is Adam does, how he works and much, much more.

    http://www.webstock.org.nz/blog/2011/adam-lisagor-interview-by-merlin-mann/

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  7. Programmers Are the New Creatives

    Programming has long been the domain of logic and order, but with the ubiquity of programming languages in our lives and the growth in tools to help you code, there has come a newfound ability for self-expression and creativity through code.

    Cameron Adams will be exploring the creative aspects of coding and how it relates to design and art. With a focus on visual and interactive design, Cameron will look at the many ways in which you can stay creative with code of all sorts — JavaScript, Processing (Java), HTML, CSS, ActionScript, even BASIC — and put the fun back into the technologies you work with everyday.

    http://www.webstock.org.nz/talks/speakers/cameron-adams/programmers-are-new-creatives/

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