fjordaan / Francois Jordaan

Director of User Experience at, UK open-source software consultancy.

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  1. Innovation Under Austerity: Eben Moglen’s call to arms from the Freedom to Connect conference

    Eben’s keynote is one of the most provocative, intelligent, outrageous and outraged pieces of technology criticism I’ve heard. It’s a 45 minute lecture with a 45 minute Q&A. I ripped the audio and listened to it while walking around town today and kept having to stop and take out my headphones and think for a while.

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  2. How technology brings out the worst in us, with Tristan Harris

    I interviewed Harris recently for my podcast. We talked about how the 2016 election threw Silicon Valley into crisis, why negative emotions dominate online, where Silicon Valley’s model of human decision-making went wrong, whether he buys Zuckerberg’s change of heart, and what it means to take control of your time. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. For the full conversation, which includes the story of what happened when Harris brought legendary meditation teacher Thich Nhat Hanh to Google, listen or subscribe to The Ezra Klein Show.

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  3. Functional CSS and Tachyons

    Adam Morse joined the show to talk about Functional CSS and his project Tachyons - a CSS Toolkit that lets you quickly build and design new UI without writing CSS. We talk about Scalable CSS, the difference between "Atomic", "OOCSS", "BEM" and others, semantic class names, and where we go from here.


    Tagged with css

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  4. Paul Gravett interview

    At London Super Comicon last month, Koom got to sit down with Paul Gravett, a comics journalist and exhibition curator. Gravett is currently preparing the touring Asian comics show Mangasia, which will debut in Rome next month. This is a guy who’s read a lot of comics; do they all become a blur after a while? Koom asks him about avoiding burnout, the amount of progress comics have (or haven’t) made toward being accepted by the “art world”, and much more.

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  5. Brighton SF with Brian Aldiss, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff Noon

    On the eve of dConstruct 2012, Jeremy Keith hosts an evening of readings and chat with three of the brightest stars of the science-fiction world at the Pavilion Theatre in Brighton.

    • Lauren Beukes, author of Moxyland, Zoo City, and The Shining Girls.
    • Jeff Noon, author of Vurt, Automated Alice, and Channel SK1N.
    • Brian Aldiss OBE, author of Hothouse, Nonstop, and the Helliconia trilogy.

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  6. AWS Podcast #175: Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Matt Wood

    Dr. Matt Wood is the GM of Artificial Intelligence at AWS. I sat down with Simon Elisha from the AWS Podcast to talk about the emerging world of artificial intelligence. In addition to speaking about Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, Amazon Rekognition, and Apache MXNet, we also do a little reminiscing about days gone by.

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  7. fxpodcast #257: Pixar’s Ed Catmull

    Last week we spoke to Ed Catmull, President of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar’s RenderMan is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary (see the main story) and Ed Catmull helped develop and protect the renderer that has had such a key impact on the vfx & animation.

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  8. The 80’s Want Their Anime Back | Wave Motion Cannon

    Truly an anachronism from what many believe to be the ‘Golden Age’ of anime. I have always been impressed by the depth and scope of Khoda’s knowledge of anime from another time. She started 80’s Anime nearly three years ago, and since then it has become a pillar in preserving the classic aesthetic, sounds, and culture of what brought anime to America. With someone so praiseworthy, I was lucky to have her on the show!

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  9. BBC World Service - Hardtalk, Henry Rollins - Musician and Writer

    Henry Rollins got into punk rock as a curious kid in 1970s Washington DC. He first found success as lead singer with the band Black Flag and went on to form his own band. He had a cult following on the alternative music scene, but he soon left the confines of rock and roll. Henry Rollins has embraced writing, broadcasting, acting and journalism. These days he’s an activist and storyteller taking on issues from militarism to race relations to homophobia. He’s built up something of a cult following around the world - but how receptive is America to his enduring punk sensibility?

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  10. [2] ʼn Gesprek Met Danie Marais – Ep. 56 WAT Podcast – William Welfare

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