davegray / Dave Gray

Dave Gray is the Founder of XPLANE, the visual thinking company, and a Partner in the Dachis Group, a social business consultancy. Dave’s time is spent researching, sketching and writing on innovation, design, systems thinking, and creativity in business, as well as speaking, coaching and delivering workshops to educators, corporate clients and the public.

There are eighteen people in davegray’s collective.

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  1. Rick Moody: The Four Fingers of Death

    Rick Moody creates a sleazoid end-of-the-world saga, basing his story on a cheapo so-bad-it’s-good sci-fi classic. By the end of this Kurt Vonnegut-inspired festival of terror, he’s tricked us into asking serious questions. How did we turn our culture into a sleazoid end-of-the-world saga? What is to be done?


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  2. Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets : NPR

    The constant stream of information we get through mobile and hand-held devices is changing the way we think. Matt Richtel, a technology writer for The New York Times, explains how the use of digital technology is altering our brains — and how retreating into nature may reverse the effects.

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  3. Brian Eno: Improvising Within The Rules

    When Brian Eno works his musical magic, his presence is unmistakable. You may not know of his long solo career or remember his flamboyant debut as the synthesizer stylist in the early days of Roxy Music. But if you’re a rock fan, you’ve certainly heard his studio wizardry as one of pop music’s most sought-after producers.

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  4. 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?


    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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  5. Josh Williams — Keynote: Where are we going?

    Today’s web is being defined more than ever by buzz words, catch phrases, fads and trends. Startups are being cre ated for star tups sake, stan dards are being hijacked by so-​​called “social media gurus,” and investors are pil ing on one after another look ing to hop on the next big wave. And we, the design ers, devel op ers and inno va tors actu ally build ing the web, are left to won der if we’re still in the dri vers seat.

    During this brisk dis cus sion we’ll sep a rate fads from the future, debate native apps ver sus the mobile web, take an hon est look at the hype behind geo-​​location, then take a step back to ask our selves where the web—and we ourselves—are going. Hold on, it’s going to be a wild ride!

    Josh Williams is CEO and co-founder of Gowalla, a mobile and Web service that gives people around the world a new way to communicate and express themselves through the everyday places and extraordinary settings they enjoy. Gowalla empowers everyone to capture and share their journey as they go while following the happenings of family and friends. Josh is responsible for building and growing the business while leading the product design team. Gowalla was launched in 2009 and is backed by notable investors including Greylock Partners, Alsop-Louie Partners, Founders Fund, and other prominent angel investors. Josh is a self-taught designer and artist who has been creating online for over 15 years. Josh loves mid-century modern design, architecture, skiing, snowboarding and longboarding. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two young daughters.


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