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Want to start a mobile/tech company in P...

Want to start a mobile/tech company in Portland? Apply to PIE!
Great News! PIE is seeking eight to ten brand-collaborative startups to join our space for 2011 and work with Wieden+Kennedy, Target, Coca-Cola, Nike, PIE alumni, and other startup mentors. We’re really hoping that’s you and your team. When? PIE’s first class will officially kick off September 1. And applications are due August 1st! If you want to apply, act quickly!...

An Introduction to Ward Cunningham’...

An Introduction to Ward Cunningham’s Smallest Federated Wiki
History Wiki-founder Ward Cunningham shared his idea of a Smallest Federated Wiki SFW during IndieWebCamp this June. In a few short weeks, he brought his idea to life and is inviting others to work with him on it! What is SFW? The Smallest Federated Wiki project wants to be small in the “easy to learn powerful ideas” version of small. It wants to be a wiki so that strangers...

The Digital Storage of Analog Memories

The Digital Storage of Analog Memories
Frictional Objects Do you have a bunch of physical items stuck in storage? Objects you’ve kept over time that you can’t get rid of because you have a set of memories attached to them? Objects are keystones of memory, but pictures of those objects are still adequate keystones. Your brain is more than capable of filling in the missing details that were lost when the object...

The Need for Superhuman Interaction Desi...

The Need for Superhuman Interaction Design
Here I’d like to rant about something that’s been bothering me for a long time. Skeuomorphs and their contributions to friction-filled, annoying interfaces. This reduces the ability for people to feel like superhumans when they use an interface. If you already know what a skeuomorph is, skip down to “The Most Annoying Skeuomorphs”. What is a...

DML – Demographic Markup Language

DML – Demographic Markup Language
The Current State of Demographic Advertising Are you sick of all of the irrelevant advertising you get on various websites like Facebook, YouTube, Hulu and blogs? On Hulu I’ve set my gender to Male and birthdate to 1973 in order to get advertising that I actually like. This is because I like ads for technology and ads with funny jokes in them. I’ve begun to do this on many...

In June I’ll be speaking at Fronti...

In June I’ll be speaking at Frontiers of Interaction in Florence, Italy!
This June, I’ll be traveling to Italy to talk about humans and technology at Frontiers of Interaction in Florence, Italy. It will be an honor to meet a great number of brilliant minds and learn new things. I’ll be back with a report at the end of June! What is Frontiers of Interaction? Frontiers of Interaction was founded in 2005 to explore topics and ideas in the field of...

CivicApps for Education Hackathon: A Rec...

CivicApps for Education Hackathon: A Recap
On Sunday, May 22nd we held a CivicApps Hackathon at the Portland Incubator Experiment in partnership with the City of Portland, the Mayor’s Office, and Webvisions. The hackathon was dedicated exclusively to making mobile applications for education There was time in the morning for presentations from educators involved with the city, and brainstorming sessions and hacking in the...

Help revolutionize education at the Civi...

Help revolutionize education at the CivicApps mobile apps hackathon!
Come build apps for education with us! In partnership with the City of Portland and the Mayor’s Office, we’re honored to announce a CivicApps Hackathon dedicated exclusively to making mobile applications for education. There will be time in the morning for ideas and presentations from educators involved with the city, and brainstorming sessions and hacking in the...

I’m Leaving My Day Job to Work Ful...

I’ve made the difficult decision to leave my day job and go full-time with Aaron Parecki and others on Geoloqi. In doing so, I am leaving Vertigo Software, the best company I’ve ever worked for. I remember feeling normal (as a nerd often doesn’t) when I first visited the headquarters last year. I remember finding it easy to talk to everyone about tons of awesome...

Awesome #IxD11 Boulder recap at Ziba Des...

Did you miss last month’s Interaction ’11 conference in Boulder? Did you attend, and want to get a refresher on what you learned there? Come join us for an evening of conference review at Ziba’s 200-person auditorium in the Pearl District! When Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada) Where Ziba Design Auditorium 810 NW Marshall Street Portland,...

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