We get a visit from Merlin Mann, and talk about - well, a lot of stuff. What to call yourself, tall poppy syndrome, and micro-creativity.
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Josh Vergara is joined by Lanh Nguyen and Kris Carlon for a special episode of the AA Podcast from Google I/O 2016. As the Google fanatic event of the year, Google I/O announced a slew of new apps and services that we are all excited for, join the team as they discuss their experiences at the event and opinions of the announcements. Particularly, the guys chat Google Home, Google Daydream and where Google is taking us next.
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"The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. Over the next 20 years, he says, our penchant for making things smarter and smarter will have a profound impact on nearly everything we do. Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development. "The most popular AI product 20 years from now that everyone uses has not been invented yet," Kelly says. "That means that you’re not late."
The boom in global trade was caused by a simple steel box. Shipping goods around the world was – for many centuries – expensive, risky and time-consuming. But 60 years ago the trucking entrepreneur Malcolm McLean changed all that by selling the idea of container shipping to the US military. Against huge odds he managed to turn ‘containerisation’ from a seemingly impractical idea into a massive industry – one that slashed the cost of transporting goods internationally and provoked a boom in global trade.
A session from DPLAfest 2016 dedicated to the state of writing in the digital age. What does it mean to write a book, digital or print or both? What new technologies and processes are re-defining the role of the author? Panelists will touch upon these questions and more during this exciting discussion between three prominent contemporary authors.
Speaker Biography: After stints in the editorial departments of Houghton Mifflin, the Knopf group, and Little Brown, Sarah Burnes became an agent in 2001. Joining The Gernert Company in 2005, she now represents adult fiction writers (Alice McDermott and Tony Earley among them), children’s fiction writers (New York Times bestsellers Margaret Stohl and Pseudonymous Bosch), and journalists and critics (New York Times Magazine contributor Jon Gertner and Freeman’s John Freeman).
Speaker Biography: Virginia Heffernan writes about digital culture for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her essays on digitization are regularly anthologized. Her new book, "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art," will be published in June by Simon & Schuster. She works as an editorial strategist for startups and venture capital firms.
Speaker Biography: Craig Mod is a writer and designer who splits his time between Tokyo and New York. Previously a product designer at Flipboard, he is also a TechFellow award recipient and a 2011/2012 MacDowell writing fellow. He is currently an advisor for Medium and Japan-based SmartNews. He has written for The Atlantic, California Sunday Magazine, Aeon, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Scientist, Contents Magazine, Codex Journal of Typography and other publications. He is the co-author of "Art Space Tokyo" and the Japanese essay collection, "Bokura no Jidai no Hon" ("The Books of our Generation").
Speaker Biography: Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and went to school at Michigan State, where he studied economics and co-founded a literary magazine called Oats. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter. He is the author of "Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore," which started as a short story and is now a full-length novel.
Speaking to the country’s leading academics last week, a Google innovator, Vint Cerf, warned today’s important records are at risk of being forever lost because of technological obsolescence, plus the transitory nature of emails and the like.
Predicting a "forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century," Cerf said "digital vellum" must be developed to preserve old software and hardware so photos, emails and documents can be recovered from floppy disks, for example, or any other soon-to-be obsolete medium. More worrisome is that material with unknown value would disappear. For instance, the as-yet-undiscovered Charles Dickens of today, unlike his/her predecessor, likely is not sending hand-written correspondence to fellow editors and writers - leaving 22nd century students without many clues about process and development.
What else do we risk losing due to digitization? What historical documents do you consider treasures? If you are a content creator, do you take steps to preserve your e-mails, photos and the like?
Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, a non-profit building a free library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form
Sue Hodson, Curator of Literary Manuscripts, The Huntington Library
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TOPIC: A Personal History of Personal Publishing