Tagged with “foratv” (7)

  1. Why Not to Fear Black Holes with Astronomer Ian Morison

    Black Holes seem to have bad press that is largely undeserved. This lecture with professor Ian Morison explains what Black Holes are, and how we can discover them even through they can’t be seen.

    This program was recorded in collaboration with Gresham College, on October 27, 2010.

    Gresham Professor of Astronomy Ian Morison made his first telescope at the age of 12 with lenses given to him by his optician. Having studied Physics, Maths and Astronomy at Oxford, he became a radio astronomer at the Jodrell Bank Observatory and teaches Astronomy and Cosmology at the University of Manchester.

    Over 25 years he has also taught Observational Astronomy to many hundreds of adult students in the North West of England. An active amateur optical astronomer, he is a council member and past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy in the United Kingdom.

    At Jodrell Bank he was a designer of the 217 KM MERLIN array and has coordinated the Project Phoenix SETI Observations using the Lovell Radio Telescope. He contributes astronomy articles and reviews for New Scientist and Astronomy Now, and produces a monthly sky guide on the Observatory’s website.

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  2. Roger Martin: The Design of Business

    The Design of Business shows how leading companies use design thinking to push knowledge through stages that produce breakthrough innovations and competitive advantages. Roger Martin illustrates how to combine proof-based analytical thinking with possibility-based "abductive thinking;" how to change structures and processes to move knowledge from one stage to the next; and how to develop the key tools of design thinkers: observation, imagination, and configuration.

    Through these stories, The Design of Business reveals the true foundation of successful, profitable innovation, connecting the worlds of business and design. Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800 Location: New York, NY, Wollman Hall, New School Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/11/12/Roger_Martin_The_Design_of_Business

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  3. Ge Wang: New Expressive Social Mediums on the iPhone

    Due to their mobility, intimacy, and sheer strength in numbers, mobile phones have become much more than simply "miniature computers," increasingly serving as personal and "natural" extensions of ourselves. Therein lies immense potential to reshape the way we think and do, and especially in how we engage one another socially.

    This presentation explores the iPhone as a unique platform for creating new expressive, social mediums. As case studies, we demonstrate and examine how Smule’s "social sonic artifacts" (e.g., Sonic Lighter, and Ocarina) were able to take full advantage of the iPhone’s intersection of technologies (multitouch, powerful mobile CPU and GPU, full audio pipeline, GPS/location, persistent data connection via 3G/Edge) to provide a unique experience that is at once expressive on a personal level, and social on a global scale.

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  4. The Future of Organic Design

    DLD Conference presents a panel discussion on The Future of Organic Design featuring discussants Ross Lovegrove, Arturo Vittori, Andreas Vogler. This event was moderated by Paola Antonelli.


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  5. The Digital Era: What’s Next?

    Learn what you need to know now to keep your competitive edge! Entertainment and technology expert Mark Ghuneim offers a crash course on how digital technologies are transforming the media industry. After 16 years at Sony Music USA, Ghuneim launched Wiredset, a digital marketing agency and technology incubator for TV networks, record labels, and brands. He also founded the social media tracking and data visualization service, Trendrr.

    The discussion is moderated by Jack Myers, one of the media industry’s leading visionaries and economic forecasters. Learn how phenomena like social communities, user-generated content, commercial-avoidance technologies, and performance-based media have changed the rules. Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0700 Location: New York, NY, The New School,

    Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/10/06/Digital_Era_What_s_Nextr

    —Huffduffed by iamdanw

  6. Google’s Vic Gundotra: Mobile Phones as Answer Machines

    Vic Gundrota, Vice President of Engineering at Google, talks with Tim O’Reilly about the future of mobile computing.

    They discuss several of Google’s upcoming projects, as well as how application development is changing according to an increasingly mobile world.


    —Huffduffed by iamdanw

  7. Web 2.0 Expo: John Maeda Designs Technology’s Human Side

    John Maeda, president of Rhode Island School of Design, comments on his ideas of time, simplicity, and technology.

    He describes how the pendulum is now swinging back from technology towards humanity and creative leadership.


    —Huffduffed by iamdanw