I’ll be Keynoting SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas on March 11th, 2012 from 2–3pm CST!

SXSW 2012 - Austin, Texas

I’m excited to announce that I was offered a keynote speech at this year’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas! I’ll be doing an extended version of a talk on cyborg anthropology and the future of the interface, and will then go into what we’ve been doing at Geoloqi, and some major partnership announcements.

If you’re interested in the future of humans and technology, and the future of location, it should be an interesting speech! Lots of new things to talk about. Hope to see you there!

When and Where?

Keynote on Location and the Future of Humans and Technology
March 11th, 2012 from 2:00pm–3:00pm CST
Exhibit Hall 5, Austin Convention Center

Speech Abstract

We are now entering into an era of liquid interfaces, where buttons can be downloaded at will, and software flies through the air. Phones have been untethered from their cords and are free to colonize our pockets. They cry, and we must pick them up. They get hungry, and we must plug them in. We increasingly live on interfaces, and it is their quality and design which increases our happiness and our frustration.

The best interfaces compress the time and space it takes to absorb relevant information, and the worst cause us car accidents, lost revenue, and communication failures. We are tool using creatures. Prosthetics touch almost every part of our lives. Until recently, humans have used their hands and bodies to interface with objects. Early interfaces were solid and tactile. Now, the interface can be anywhere.

This speech will discuss how the field of anthropology can be applied to interface design, and how future interfaces, such as the ones employed by augmented reality, will change the way we act, feel and communicate with one another. Topics will include non-places, time and space compression, privacy, user flow, supermodernity, wearable computing, work and play, gaming, history and prosthetic culture.

Want to meet up during SXSW?

I’ll be on Twitter @caseorganic. Feel free to @ or DM me anytime!

If you are press attending SXSW Interactive and would like to schedule an interview, contact
Jennifer Lankford
theMIX agency for Geoloqi

2 thoughts on I’ll be Keynoting SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas on March 11th, 2012 from 2–3pm CST!

  1. Pingback: IdleGlory » SxSWi 2012 Field Notes: Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface Posted by fueledbycoffee

  2. One of the geekiest and coolest talks I’ve ever attended was Amber’s speech on the Gnomedex stage. What a great day to be a geek that was! I have followed Amber ever since that day, and have learned much. She’s a great person and if you ever have a chance to see her speak or get to know her, grab it!

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