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  1. World (Inter)View with Nicholas Negroponte

    World (Inter)View with Nicholas Negroponte: "Computing is no longer about computers. It’s about life."

    With that opening slide, Nicholas Negroponte, creator of the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC), began an authoritative and compelling review of OLPC in tandem with his philosophy for bringing technology to the world. Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700 Location: Amsterdam, PICNIC 2009, PICNIC Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/09/25/World_InterView_with_Nicholas_Negroponte

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  2. Joshua Klein -The Amazing Intelligence of Crows

    Turns out not every species we think of as pests, really are. Crows are innovative, social, continually learning creatures and instead of exterminating them, Klein suggests we should cooperate.

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    Tagged with ted

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  3. Guy Kawasaki at the Commonwealth Club

    For nearly 30 years, Kawasaki has earned a notable reputation as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and popular blogger. The former Apple evangelist will share his provocative insights and commonsense practices for succeeding in today’s business world. Kawasaki’s “no bull shiitake” approach is a reality check that covers everything from customer service to competition, innovation to marketing.

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  4. Tangible Interactions in Urban Spaces

    The transition from physical to virtual spaces means that there is less opportunity to physically interact in public spaces. Historically public spaces were used for celebration, today they are used for anonymous mobile calls. We would like to explore the ways in which the tangible aspect of physical space might be re-introduced into our virtual interactions through an exploration and discussion of - among other things - responsive architecture.

    • Mouna Andraos, Electronic Crafts
    • Francesca Birks, Arup
    • Molly Wright Steenson, Princeton University School of Architecture
    • Ben [neb] Cerveny, AFK Stamen Gamelayers etc

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  5. Blackboards or Backchannels: The Techno-Induced Classroom of Tomorrow

    The traditional classroom: obsolete? Chalkboards, lectures, and even teachers may be on their way out as social technology enters the classroom. How do kids want technology integrated into the curriculum? Or do they even want it? Five students speak out to debate the potential for Wikis, backchannels, and social tech, and dispute tomorrow’s r/evolution in teaching and learning.

    Alex Leavitt Boston University

    Kelly Sutton Founder, HackCollege

    Kabren Levinson Philosopher, Technologist, Artist, Bard College

    Archana Ramachandran Campus Ambassador, Radar/Tiny Pictures/UT Austin

    Diana Kimball The Digital Natives Project, Harvard College

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  6. Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small

    Happy Cog Brain Traffic From http://2009.sxsw.com/taxonomy/term/44?page=11

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    Tagged with sxsw09

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  7. 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility!

    John Gruber (DaringFireball.net) and Merlin Mann (43Folders.com) discuss the current state of blogging as a medium for creative expression, weighing the opportunities and challenges of building a thoughtful online presence in a world where everybody owns a printing press. They’ll consider the ascendance of Digg-friendly "problogs" and debate the subtler pleasures of careful writing that reaches smaller, but potentially less "profitable" audiences.

    • John Gruber, Daring Fireball
    • Merlin Mann, You Look Nice Today

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  8. Tips For Making Ideas Happen [SxSW 2009]

    The Behance Team is focused on organizing and boosting productivity in the creative world. We have interviewed hundreds of the most productive creative people and teams that are actually able to MAKE IDEAS HAPPPEN. We now want to share the "tips" and insights from our research with creative and entrepreneurial people that want to make ideas happen.

    Scott Belsky, Behance

    From http://2009.sxsw.com/taxonomy/term/44?page=1

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  9. The War for the Web

    Tim O’Reilly Web 2.0 Conference 23 minutes, 11mb, recorded 2009-11-17

    The early days of the internet were truly astonishing. As people came to comprehend the power of networked information, they seized the many opportunities for innovation created by the open architecture of the web. Of course, the browser wars also showed that threats to openness and interoperability were a real danger. Today, Tim O’Reilly worries that escalating competition between large companies and closed platforms may drive the web towards a battle ground of locked down services and proprietary data.

    As large, powerful players have emerged on the internet landscape, you don’t have to look far to see some troubling skirmishes between opposing forces. O’Reilly touches on several examples where well known web applications include features designed to limit flexibility and user choice. To some extent, limits may be necessary to protect privacy, but in some cases, there is clear intent to lock in users at the expense of the competition. The situation is even more extreme in the mobile arena.

    Will the large companies play by the cherished rules of the open web as we’ve known it? It may depend on how "the cloud" grows. As web service companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft make O’Reilly’s notion of the web 2.0 "internet as a platform" a reality, they will have choices on how to maneuver. There is pressure for the giants to forge alliances, and leverage unique services as weapons to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. But, history has shown that internet success often comes if you "do what you do best, link to the rest". O’Reilly urges companies to stick to their core strengths, maintain an open architecture, and embrace the "small pieces loosely joined" philosophy.

    From: http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4317.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

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