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Best Practices for App Developers at Sea...

Best Practices for App Developers at Seattle’s Privacy Identity Innovation Conference
Every company and organization involved in the digital economy is, in one way or another, in the business of building trust with users. While there are big challenges associated with managing and securing the vast amounts of data being generated in our increasingly connected world, there are also huge opportunities for innovation if done properly. I’ll be speaking on two panels at...

I’ll be Keynoting SXSW 2012 in Aus...

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

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...

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...

Non-Visual Augmented Reality and the Eva...

On Sunday March 13th, Aaron Parecki and I will be giving a talk on Geoloqi, augmented reality and home automation at SXSW. The talk will be in the Hotel Radisson’s Town Lake Ballroom (111 East Cesar Chavez St). at 12:30Pm. Type: Panel → Interactive Venue: Radisson, Town Lake Ballroom (111 East Cesar Chavez St) Date and Time: Sunday, March 13th, 2011 at 12:30Pm Speakers: Aaron...

DATE CHANGED: The Art of Pop Tech Market...

Want to learn more about the hottest trends in mobile, what futuristic things you can do right now, and what others are doing with mobile in Portland? On March 8th, 2011 Elliott Design Inc. will be putting on an event for technology enthusiasts and marketers at Migration Brewery from 1:30-5:30Pm. The event will feature four speakers from the local tech community, and theme of the event...

Posthumans, Big Data and New Interfaces ...

Big Data is here, and it changes everything. From startups to the Fortune 500, smart companies are betting on data-driven insight. It’s not just about faster and cheaper. Data is changing the definition of computing, infusing new layers of experience and understanding into our lives. Data presents fresh opportunities, and the challenge of new technologies and skills. Next...

Mobile Portland: Ambient Location Apps a...

Tonight Aaron Parecki and I will be speaking at Mobile Portland on ambient location apps and Geoloqi. We’ll be presenting an information-packed speech on our experiences with geolocation, GPS, location triggers and non-visual augmented reality. See you there! We’ll will cover the current players in the geolocation market, the location market itself, and why location is such...

We are all Cyborgs Now: Speaking at TED

In December 2010, I flew out to Washington D.C. to give a short talk at TED. Here is the result of that journey. Thanks to everyone who helped with the speech and gave feedback. It was an honor to be able to share the stage with so many amazing people. If you’d like a longer introduction to the topic, see the more detailed O’Reilly Webcast on Cyborg Anthropology. If...

Privacy in the Time of Facebook – ...

Last week, I was contacted by two radio stations for interviews on Facebook and privacy. I’ve been studying Facebook heavily since it launched in February 2004. As a digital anthropologist, Facebook’s success and information architecture have been an intense obsession of mine. In December 2009, I went to the Banff Centre in Canada to spend a month doing independent...