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InfoCamp Portland is Feb 16th, 2013!

InfoCamp Portland is Feb 16th, 2013!
Mark your calendars! InfoCamp Portland will happen again this year on February 16, 2013 at the UO White Stag building, in downtown Portland. I was invited to give the keynote this year and I couldn’t be more excited. Unconferences like this (approx 100 people) are awesome to meet interesting people at, and are great for really getting deep into concepts and ideas. What is...

Come to Random Hacks of Kindness! Portla...

Come to Random Hacks of Kindness! Portland, OR – Dec. 2-4, 2011
What is Random Hacks of Kindness? Random Hacks of Kindness is a simultaneous global hackathon which addresses issues of disaster and humanitarian response. Local subject matter experts are brought in to guide the developers in relevant issues and to further the use of developed tools after the event. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Register Here to Attend!...

Posting to Geographies and Subscribing t...

Posting to Geographies and Subscribing to Interests on Twitter
Topics and Interests, Geographical Publishing, and Subscriptions I like Twitter, but not all of it. I like what people post on Twitter, but not all of it. I’d like to be able to filter out parts of what people talk about. I don’t want to read posts about politics, for instance, or sports, babies and what people ate for lunch. Other people might love these parts of a...

Thoughts on News, Connectivity and the D...

Thoughts on News, Connectivity and the Death of Steve Jobs: A Mini-Singularity
I have a different view on the idea of the technological singularity. I don’t believe that a Singularity will suddenly happen all at once, but that there are increasing singularities. Instead of one Singularity, singularities come in brief bursts, uniting the majority of a connected group across social and topical boundaries for a brief moment. Defining a Singularity A singularity...

A Short Interview with Tiffany Shlain on...

A Short Interview with Tiffany Shlain on Connected: A Film About Love, Death and Technology
I recently had the opportunity to interview Webby Awards co-founder Tiffany Shlain on her new award-winning feature documentary “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology”. She discussed a number of interesting things, which I recorded. The interview is posted below in audio form. The audio was recorded from Skype, so I apologize for the quality of the...

This Week: Guest Posting for Wired Magaz...

This Week: Guest Posting for Wired Magazine’s Change Accelerators Blog
Greetings! I’m taking a break from my usual blogging routine (and by routine I mean a post every month or so) to write a post every day this week for Wired Magazine’s Change Accelerators blog. It’s a practice round leading up to the release of A Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology. Let me know if you like the posts and I hope you enjoy tuning in! Several have already...

Real-Time Earthquakes and Technosocial S...

Real-Time Earthquakes and Technosocial Singularities
Geoloqi: 5.8 earthquake near Virginia on 8/23 1:51pm EDT. Depth: 6km A Sudden Jolt Currently I’m in Malmo, Sweden for a media evolution conference. I was asking some questions on Twitter when suddenly my “All Friends” timeline in Tweetdeck just exploded with tweets all about an earthquake in Virginia that was felt in New York. Earthquakes are one of the most...

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!...

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...

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...

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