laidlaw / Alan Laidlaw

I’m a developer and interaction designer from Nashville, Tn.

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  1. 5by5 | The Big Web Show #138: An Infrastructure For Websites, with Pantheon’s Josh Koenig

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  2. Amazing Episodes from the Past Year

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  3. 111: Thinking Outside the Loop (Chris Granger) | Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots Podcast

    Ben talks with Chris Granger, creator of Light Table, about building a better IDE and envisioning a world where all programming happens inside a database and anyone can do it.

    http://giantrobots.fm/111?__hstc=114081816.73e9cb5ff640074029596c75c002ffd2.1427039753048.1427039753048.1427039753048.1

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  4. Cognitive Edge Network

    The use of narrative in development

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    One of the best summaries (its half an hour) I have done. 

    I missed a few things and I was in polemical mood.  I did’t make my usual qualification that I reserve the right to be more reasonable if challenged so I do that now. 

    I made some distinctions and differences stronger that I would in discussion on order to avoid confusion, and I was critical of some other methods, again to make the different clear, without some of the qualifications I would use in a more intimate setting,

    http://cognitive-edge.com/library/more/podcasts/the-use-of-narrative-in-development/

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  5. New Trends in Project Management

    Conference combining project management and Agile. Overview of complexity, modified Cynefin and an attack on perversions!

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  6. Social media presentation in Edmonton 2010

    Basic use of complexity theory to inform social media. For regular subscribers there is some new material here.

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  7. BCS LEAN/KANBAN

    One of the best for a long time if you are into the whole AGILE/LEAN understanding user field. Covers the complex-complicated distinction, how to design interventions and the use of SenseMaker® for understanding users. Lots of tweets during and after which is a good sign. I had to dash off to get to Cardiff for the destruction of the English Grand Slam Bid (largest every margin for Wales) so it was an excellent day.

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    One of the best for a long time if you are into the whole AGILE/LEAN understanding user field.  Covers the complex-complicated distinction, how to design interventions and the use of SenseMaker® for understanding users.  Lots of tweets during and after which is a good sign.  I had to dash off to get to Cardiff for the destruction of the English Grand Slam Bid (largest every margin for Wales) so it was an excellent day.

    Slides loaded, still having problems with audio file

    http://cognitive-edge.com/library/more/podcasts/bcs-lean-kanban/

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  8. Still Life with Emotional Contagion

    A discussion of creation myths, internalized histories, ”production functions”, and the uncomfortable proposition that everything new is samizdat again.

    http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/aaronstraupcope/

    Aaron Straup Cope is from Montréal but these days you can find him in New York, where he works at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Musuem.

    Before that, he was living in San Francisco and working with Stamen Design. And before that, he was working on Flickr …before it all went to hell in a handbasket. At each of these places, Aaron has left a trail of machine tags and maps in his wake.

    I remember waaaaay back, before any of those young upstarts, when Aaron worked on the Mirror Project at the turn of the century. The fact that the Mirror Project is still up and running after all this time is testament to Aaron’s interest—nay, obsession—with personal archives …although his particular penchant is for the more personal kind, like Parallel Flickr and Privatesquare.

    Aaron has a love and a knowledge of food that is truly awe-inspiring. But that’s not the (only) reason I’ve asked him to speak at dConstruct. He’s speaking at this year’s dConstruct because I don’t see why the Museums and the Web conference should have him all to themselves.

    And if you aren’t yet convinced of his bona fides, you should know that Aaron Straup Cope is one of the Directors of Revolving Technologies at the Spinny Bar Historical Society.

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  9. Tethering the Hovercraft

    A careen through grassroots innovation, speculative design, supply chains and sexual healthcare provision, lashing down over-caffeinated flailing into the grit of socio-technical systems.

    http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/georginavoss/

    Georgina Voss is a writer and researcher working on the interplay of technology, politics and culture. She sometimes writes for The Guardian, and she’s currently in residence at the lovely Lighthouse Arts right here in Brighton working on a design fiction project that asks “what could digital fabrication and hyper-local manufacturing offer to the provision of sexual healthcare?”

    She also holds a doctorate from Sussex Uni, so that’s Doctor Georgina Voss to you.

    George has a knack for exposing the networks underlying the most normal-seeming activities. Usually “logistics” isn’t a word that conjures up much excitement, but George can make you look at shipping containers in a whole new light.

    Oh, and she also hosts a great podcast called Gin and Innovation which has featured dConstruct alumni Dan Williams and James Bridle.

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  10. Memes for Cities

    A giant water slide. A talking lamppost. A zombie chase game. These recent city interventions were enabled by networks of people, technology and infrastructure, making the world more playful and creating change. In this Playable City talk, Clare will take on the functional image of a future city, sharing how to design playful experiences that change our relationships with the places we live and work.

    http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/clarereddington/

    Clare Reddington lives in Bristol, the second nicest town in the UK (after Brighton, of course). She’s the director of iShed, a subsidiary of Watershed.

    Clare “Two Sheds” Reddington works on fun, collaborative research projects that usually involve some creative use of technology. The Playable City is a perfect example.

    Clare is a member of the advisory boards of Theatre Bristol and Hide&Seek. She was a finalist in the British Council’s UK Young Interactive Entrepreneur 2009 and has featured in Wired magazine’s 100 people who shape the Wired world in for the last three years (but I’d take that with a pinch of salt if I were you—they put Andy Budd and Richard Rutter on that list too).

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