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bashford / Ben

Things. Internet. Internet things.

There are six people in bashford’s collective.

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  1. Designing for the Coral Reef

    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.

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  2. Open Hardware Summit Welcoming Talk

    From http://www.isoc-ny.org/p2/?p=1237

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    Tagged with openhardware

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  3. Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab: ‘OSH in the Academy’

    From http://www.isoc-ny.org/p2/?p=1237

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  4. Jan Chipchase on future trends

    The executive creative director of global insights at frog design on watching devices change hierarchies in the world’s poorest places.

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  5. Corey Doctorow interviews William Gibson

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  6. Information Is Beautiful

    In an age of high-speed living and info overload, visualized information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

    The use of infographics, data visualisations and information design is a rising trend across many disciplines: science, design, journalism and web. At the same time, daily exposure to the web is creating a incredibly design-literate population. Could this be a new language?

    In his session, David will share his passion for this merging of design, information, text and story to unveil some of the interesting, unexpected and sometimes magical things that happen when you visualise data, knowledge and ideas. And, admitting that his book is as full of mistakes as it is successes, he’ll also explore some of the common pitfalls, traps and FAILS that dog this young design form.

    Using examples from his book and blog, he’ll share thoughts on what makes a successful information visualisation and journalistic tips, especially for designers, on how to zero in on interesting data and subjects—and how designing information can expose your own biases and change your views about the world. Oh yeah!

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/david-mccandless

    David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The Guardian and Wired. He champions the use of data visualisations to explore new directions for journalism and to discover new stories in the seas of data surrounding us. His blog and book ‘Information Is Beautiful’ are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge and data—all with the minimum of text.

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  7. The Value Of Ruins

    Between The Alexandrian War of 48 BCE and the Muslim conquest of 642 CE, the Library of Alexandria, containing a million scrolls and tens of thousands of individual works was completely destroyed, its contents scattered and lost. An appreciable percentage of all human knowledge to that point in history was erased. Yet in his novella “The Congress”, Jorge Luis Borges wrote that “every few centuries, it’s necessary to burn the Library of Alexandria”.

    In his session James will ask if, as we build ourselves new structures of knowledge and certainty, as we design our future, should we be concerned with the value of our ruins?

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/james-bridle

    With a background in both computing and traditional publishing James Bridle attempts to bridge the gaps between technology and literature. He runs Bookkake, a small independent publisher and writes about books and the publishing industry at booktwo.org. In 2009 he helped launch Enhanced Editions, the first e-reading application with integrated audiobooks.

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  8. Everything The Network Touches

    The work we’re collectively doing—opening up gradually all of human information and media, making it recombinable, helping people create and share their work—is a huge unspoken, sexy, world-redefining mission.

    It’s a mission that many of us have become blasé about, almost unaware of. It’s a project so large that it’s hard to get a grasp on. And the next few years are going to get even more interesting as the network pervades physical objects and environments, sensing and manifesting information in the real world.

    It’s time to recognise the scale of the project we have in front of us, the breadth of the material we have to work with, and the possibilities of design within it. All of human knowledge, creativity—even the planet itself—is our canvas.

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/tom-coates

    Tom Coates is a technologist and writer, focused on the shape of the web to come and on developing new concepts that thrive in it. He’s worked for many prominent web companies including Time Out, the BBC and Yahoo! where he was Head of Product for the Brickhouse innovation team. He’s most known for the Fire Eagle location-sharing service, and for his work on social software, future media and the web of data.

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  9. Download MP3

    Here is the first part in a series of recordings from our room at the Something Very, Very Epic Party that happened at Razzmatazz in Barcelona during the Sonar weekend.

    This first mix is by L-Vis 1990. Alongside Bok Bok he runs London’s Night Slugs club and label, has recorded solo for Mad Decent and Dress 2 Sweat, plus we just released his remix of Mr Mageeka’s ‘Different Lekstrix’.

    You can catch L-Vis 1990 at the London leg of our Seventh Birthday Parties on Friday 9th July. His partner in crime Bok Bok will be playing alongside Lil Silva, Feadz and Jackmaster in Glasgow this Friday – both lineups below. Look out for his ‘Forever You EP’ dropping in a fortnight on Night Slugs.

    Enjoy the mix…

    From http://nmbrs.net/podcast/l-vis-1990-numbers-barcelona-sunday-20th-june-2010/

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  10. Newspaper Club on the Radio

    It was a short piece about changing face of newspaper printing, the romance and beauty of the medium, and where it might be heading. Newspaper Club is featured, along with the word “flong“.

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