Mattias Georgson Petrén, CEO, Öredev
“Amber Case closed the Øredev 2011 conference with a fantastic keynote. The main topic of the talk was on how our lives change with technology. She gave breathtaking examples of early evangelists driving the use of technology to the extreme. What were extreme twenty years ago are commodities now. What will be a commodity twenty years from now! Amber doesn’t only talk the topic, she also lives it. She gives examples on how she endorse and drive the possibilities of technology.
Øredev is the premiere conference for SW developers in northern Europe. Amber was the perfect closing keynote speaker for this audience giving much inspiration and lots of thoughts. I highly recommend Amber Case as a speaker and I look forward to the next chance I get to listen to one of her talks.” November 17, 2011
Mario Landau Holdsworth, C.E.O, EverCharge
“Amber Case often identifies herself as a Cyborg Anthropologist, but really she does much, much more. Since Amber and I co-founded GreenIt!, we have worked closely collaborating on projects and attending / presenting at conferences together for over three years.
Amber has the unique ability to both understand concepts theoretically, as well as to put them into practice, taking advantage of predictive analysis to anticipate results. From writing grant proposals, to developing new technology, to understanding social networks as an organic system, Amber excels. She pays attention not only to what pleases the user, but also to which characteristics of a technology or media campaign will help something to become viral and expand naturally through social networks.
Since graduating college Amber has been essential to our companies strategic short-term and long-term strategy and remains an integral part of our organization helping us to work together to articulate and achieve our goals.”
Fast Company contributor Lillian Cunningham
My most memorable reporting experience was “talking with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case. Your life changes a little when someone describes Facebook as a wormhole, compressing the time and space between people.”
Jessica Davis, Visual Interface Designer, Vertigo Software
“Amber was a great pleasure to work with. She always brings a fresh perspective with her astute user experience knowledge and insights into the roles of ubiquitous computing in culture. She has a great balance of upbeat playful attitude, unusual intelligence, and incomparable dedication to her profession. I recommend her highly, and hope we have a chance to work together again soon!”
David Olson, Movieset.com
“I found Ms. Case to be a stunning talent when she conducted thorough and useful research for my company’s SEO audit”.
Paige Saez, Founder, Design Director, Makerlab
“Amber Case is pretty much my favorite person in Portland, Oregon. She is whip-smart, generous, and inquisitive. Her research in Cyborg Anthropology is forward-thinking and original, and she is always pushing boundaries and striving to discover more. She is a wonderful public speaker, and a tireless worker, a fantastic strategist and a dear friend. On top of this she is highly proficient in prototyping wearable devices, building iphone apps, and working in UX for mobile and web”.
“My next lifetime goal is to be a Cyborg Anthropologist like @caseorganic. She’s also a #Gnomedex speaker”.
Abraham Hyatt: Oregon Business Magazine – Don’t Ask, Read My Twitter
“In early September, Inverge — an “interdisciplinary thought-leader event” as organizers call it — took place in the Gerding Theater in Portland’s Pearl District. It was, essentially, two days of very smart people standing on a stage and talking”.
“At the end of the last day of the conference, Amber Case, a Portland consultant and entrepreneur, gave a brief history of communication from the telephone to Twitter. Her slides consisted of 140-character messages.
As she spoke to the audience, video of her presentation was streaming live online and the text of her words was sent out to the 650-plus people who listened to her on Twitter.??Case talked about everything from how humans and technology shape each other to the possibility that the world may someday laugh at the Internet.
She finished with an idea that encapsulated what that two-days-long discussion of intersecting platforms and technologies was really all about: the power of people needing to communicate with other people.??“Techno-social interaction,” she said/wrote/broadcast out to unknown hundreds or thousands of people, “is about transcending the silos of mental isolation.”??Walking out of Inverge into a drab world where traffic and bikes cluttered the streets of the Pearl District was almost disappointing. Until you look down and see the potential blueprint for all those dreams of convergence nestled in the smart phone in the palm of your hand” (Source).
Duncan Riley, The Inquisitr – How do we tap the collective wisdom?
“I sat opposite Amber Case, a cyborg anthropologist at dinner last night. As much as I struggled to understand much of what she was saying, it none the less challenged me in ways I didn’t think possible. She spoke of dimensional space, what we can and cannot see, and asked whether the internet was the 4th dimension. Eric Rice sitting beside me said in response that he finds himself considering what is behind an object or person in seeking to understand the full picture. I’ve since tried visualizing things from the perspective of what I can’t see; I have no solid idea what the purpose of doing so is, but the lateral thinking involved may, with time, help me develop a broader sense of looking at the larger picture in any situation as opposed to what Case describes as a two dimensional view” (Source).
Boco Recap: Tech, Music and Food Conference
“The two best sessions of the day, in my humble opinion, were by Rick Levine and Amber Case.
Amber Case is a self-titled cyborg anthropologist. Huh? What that means is she studies human computer interactions and how technology affects the way in which we communication with each other. Amber was animated, interesting and gave an insightful presentation that is still lingering in my mind. One point she made with really stuck with me was that the hammers we use today still resemble—look exactly like, in fact—tools make by troglodytes millions of years ago. Yet, the laptops we carry around today look nothing like the first nearly warehouse-sized computers made only 50 or so years ago. We are evolving at an exceptional rate—what is that doing to our social selves? Amber is a tech fanatic, yet views our advancing reliance on it with a mindful eye. We all may be cyborgs, but Amber made it clear she is no drone” (Source)