I’m Speaking at the Boston Augmented/Mixed Reality Meetup on Wed, Nov 30 2016!

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 I’ll be giving a short speech on the history and the future of wearable computing and virtual experience at Boston’s AR Meetup Group!

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Summary:
Early forms of wearable computing focused on augmenting the human ability to compute freely. As pioneer Steve Mann and calm technology pioneer Mark Weiser wanted, “to free the human to not act as a machine”. What does this mean for us as designers and developers, and how can we build interfaces for the next generation of devices?

Who was here before us, and how can we best learn from them? This talk will cover various topics on the history and future of wearables. We’ll also learn about the road from virtual reality to augmented reality and what we need to build to get there. This talk is for anyone interested in how we can add a new layer of interactivity to our world and how we can take the next steps to get there.

Join us to learn about AR Gaming as well as design thinking for reality design. Should be a fun night of fantastic speakers, AR demos, and networking!

Want to come? RSVP!

Location
Akamai HQ, 150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Agenda
6:00-6:30pm
Doors open – networking and demos. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!

6:30-8:00pm
Latest and Greatest in AR

1) Neil Gupta, Founder/CEO at BostonAR, will present on what’s new in AR.

2) Ross Finman, Founder/CEO of ARSpirit, recently finished at MassChallenge and will present on his startup that brings true AR to mobile devices.

3) Darryl James, Design Strategist at The Meme Design will present on Reality Design.

4) Amber Case, TED Speaker, Author, Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and visiting researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media, will present on Calm Technology and the future of AR.

5) Johnny Monsarrat, Founder and CEO of Monsarrat, Inc. , who previously founded and ran MMO company Turbine (Lord of the Rings Online), will talk about Massively Multiplayer Real World Gaming, a mixture of AR and MMO, the basis for a new company he’s founded.

8:00-9:00pm
Member announcements and more demos and networking.

Want to join? RSVP here!

DATE CHANGED: The Art of Pop Tech Marketing: 2011 Mobile Technology Event

The Art of Pop Tech Marketing 2011

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 will be new and current mobile technologies and opportunities. The event is made possible by Verizon, Code Monkeys and Umbrella Web Solutions. The event is $49 and you can register for The Art of Pop Tech here.

Event Date and Location

March 8th, 2011
1:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Migration Brewery
2828 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR

Sandwich and beverage included

Speakers

Amber Case, @caseorganic

TED talks speaker, Cyborg Anthropologist and Co founder of Geoloqi.com, Amber Case will be speaking on the History and Future of popular technology.

Chris Skaag, @thecodemonkeys

Award winning mobile app developer of G:into The Rain and Wildfire Fighter will speak on the importance of mobile apps and why they are changing the way we use the internet.

Lynn Gray

Northwest Agent for Priority Payment Systems, Lynn Gray will be speaking on Mobile Payment Solutions

Dan Delmain, @dandelmain

Owner and force behind SEO and Search Engine Marketing firm Umbrella Web Solutions, Dan Delmain will be talking about techniques for targeting the mobile market through search engines and local maps.

Don Elliott, @elliottdesign

President of Elliott Design, Don will wrap up the seminar with useful tools for popular technology.

See you there!

Ready to go? Register here to attend!

QR Code Cupcakes, GeoLoqi, and Non-Visual Augmented Reality with SMS and GPS at Open Source Bridge – June 2nd, 2010

QR Code Cupcakes at Non-Visual Augmented Reality Session at Open Source Bridge

GeoLoqi is a website and mobile app for securely sharing location data, with features such as Geonotes, proximal notification, and sharing real-time GPS maps with friends.

Augmented Reality and Geolocation have been hot topics this year, but there has often been a confusion between aesthetics vs. practicality, and fantasy vs. reality. This presentation will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of visual and non-visual augmented reality. Aaron Parecki and I will tell stories from our experiences building location-aware social networks with custom proximity notification.

Recently, Aaron and I decided to make what we’ve been doing with SMS and GPS available to a wider audience as open source iPhone and Android apps. We’ve named it GeoLoqi, and if you haven’t heard of it yet, then here’s a short presentation:



GeoLoqi - Protocol, App and Framework that lets you recapture time and space through SMS and GPS.

Non-Visual Augmented Reality with SMS and GPS (and cupcakes) at OSBridge – June 2nd, 2010 at 3:45 Pm

If you’re planning to go to OSBridge, you should come to the Non-Visual Augmented Reality with SMS and GPS session! It’s on Wednesday, June 2nd at 3:45 Pm in St. John’s, also known as the Trustee room. It’s on the top floor of the Portland Art Museum, in the same building OSBridge is being held in.

In the presentation, Aaron and I will cover alternate types of augmented reality techniques and how they have been saving us time in the past few months. We’ll demonstrate how we’ve been merging available technologies with custom programming to create location-aware social networks with custom proximity notification. Finally, we’ll describe other uses for location sharing, such as automatically turning off house lights when leaving the house, and wayfinding with piezoelectric buzzers. Privacy and data transparency will also be discussed.

We’ll also be handing out QR Code cupcakes. All of them will have a working QR code, but one QR code will be different. The person with the different QR code will be able to access a prize-winning URL.

That’s all I can say about it until the session. See the GeoLoqi session notes on the OSBridge wiki for more.


Reading QR Codes

QR Code Readers for Android

If you have an Android phone, you’ll have no problem reading QR codes. The iPhone is a little trickier.

For Android, Blake Robinson @blake and Jennifer Jones @jennifermjones recommend Barcode Scanner v3.31. @BigRedPimp also recommends Google Goggles or ScanLife.

Both Blake and @BigRedPimp said I should mention Microsoft Tag, which has some colorful 2D QR Code options available (I used Microsoft Tag at SXSW this year and it was a little slow but otherwise pretty good). Richard Kicklighter @rdkick said that ZXing works great for qr codes. ZXing is an open-source, multi-format 1D/2D barcode image processing library implemented in Java. Our focus is on using the built-in camera on mobile phones to photograph and decode barcodes on the device, without communicating with a server.

NeoReader - QR Code Reader for iPhone

QR Code Readers for iPhone

I only have one recommendation here, and that’s NeoReader. NeoReader used to be slow and clunky, requiring one to take a picture of the QR code for analysis before it was able to decode it. Their latest update has drastically improved the QR code detection process, allowing one to simply hold the iPhone up to the QR code for a second or two.


Build GeoLoqi at Open Source Bridge! Hack Sessions

GeoLoqi Hack Sessions at OSBridge

Help us build GeoLoqi at OSBridge! In addition to the session, we’ll have two days of hack sessions on the apps, website and server. If you’d like to help, we’ll be in the Hacker Lounge for two hours on Wednesday and two hours on Thursday.

Session Times:

  • Session I: Wed, 06.02.10 from 8:30-10:30Pm
  • Session II: Thurs, 06.03.10 from 8:30-10:30Pm

OSBridge Hack Session Goals:

  • Get user data to send to server.
  • Develop new map interface for creating Geonotes with Mapstraction
  • SMS Integration
  • Develop code for running background apps on iPhone OS4
  • Start Building Android app from UI Mockups
  • Start Building iPhone app from UI Mockups
  • Develop live-updating map

If you’re interested in helping out, a better description of what we have and what we need is here is on the Needs page on the OSBridge wiki.

Who/What do we need?

  • iPhone and Android developers
  • Back-end developers
  • PHP developers
  • Usability/UI designers
  • Web developers
  • Graphic designers
  • Beta Testers
  • Beer
  • Powerstrips

We need people to write documentation, bug test, and develop features. We need beta testers and beer and powerstrips.

Sound good? Plan to join us?

We’ll see you at Open Source Bridge!

Can’t make it?

If you can’t come to OSBridge but would still like to help develop GeoLoqi, contact me or Aaron Parecki through Twitter or comment below. We’re @caseorganic and @aaronpk. No time to help build it? Sign up to be a beta tester at GeoLoqi.com.

Open Source Bridge - July 1-4, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum

See you at the Portland Art Museum! We’ll be around for the majority of the conference.


About the Presenters:

About Amber Case (@caseorganic)

Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and UX Designer currently living in Portland, Oregon. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. She has spoken at various industry conferences including MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and Inverge: The Interactive Convergence Conference.
Amber received her degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College in with a thesis on “The Cell Phone and Its Technosocial sites of Engagement”. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic.

About Aaron Parecki (@aaronpk)

Aaron Parecki is a Portland-based PHP developer and GPS fanatic. His fascination with GPS began at the age of 6, when he began tracing the routes of family road trips on a map with a highlighter. This interest has grown into groundbreaking new methods of location sharing and data collection. Recently he co-founded a company, Quicksilver Real Estate Solutions, developing software for the real estate industry. You can learn more about Aaron at www.aaronparecki.com, and you can follow him on twitter at @aaronpk.

Visualizing eComm and the Augmented Reality Conference 2010 with Stacked Graphs

Note: This is a content preview of a full resolution PDF report that will be made available on the site next week.

A stacked graph method is one way of displaying buzz around speakers and topics at conferences. I’ve been tracking conferences with stream/stacked graphs for the last two years.

In a way, the stacked graph is a more organic version of a bar graph, because it can be used to show an increase and decrease in volumes of conversation around a subject.

eComm Emerging Communications Conference - Augmented Reality Conference

What is This?

This is a stacked graph displaying Tweets associated with the #eComm and #arconf hashtags during the three days of San Francisco’s Emerging Communications Conference and the Augmented Reality Conference from 4/19/10-4/21/10.

The interesting part about visualizing data in this way is that it shows that there is an inherent difference between what a speaker says and what an audience “hears”. Hearing, in this case, is defined by how a speaker’s name, company, and words are picked up by microbloggers and re-tweeted online.

After looking at the full graph of the conference over three days, @anthropunk commented that while the streamgraph for #arconf was significantly larger than those for the other days, it did not necessarily mean that the first two days of the conference were not interesting, but that there were simply more people tweeting during the last day of the conference.

History

Until recently, I used a Java applet that only queried the last 1000 tweets associated with a word. A month ago, stacked graph creator Lee Byron, released his source code, allowing Nathan Bergey to build an open source version of the Neoformix Twitter Stream Graph. Aaron Parecki was whitelisted on the Twitter API, and their combined capabilities allowed for a greater level of data visualization to occur.

Now we all have an excellent way to visualize Tweets associated with conference hashtags. This method of data visualization is an improvement on a the process I used to visualize the Internet Strategy Forum Summit 2009 and the Internet Strategy Forum 2008.

This project was originally inspired by the Neoformix Twitter Stream graph. It was a clunky, limited machine programmed in Java. After several requests for the source code, we were forced to make our own. The result is a much better, lighter, and faster loading system that has a linear time scale. Nathan Bergey was the force behind this. He created a Python Stream Graph Library that Aaron Parecki was able to use to make the graphs.

Stream Graphs and Wordle Clouds

A stacked graph shows the same data as a Wordle graph, but adds an axis of time.

The conference visualization is split up into sections according to time. Each day and time period has two graphs associated with it. One is the stacked graph, and the other is a Wordle graph. The stacked graph shows time and volume, while the Worlde simply shows volume.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

eComm Stacked Graph Entire Day 4/19/2010

eComm Stacked Graph Entire Day 4/19/2010

Morning

eComm Stacked Graph Morning 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Morning 4/19/10

8:45:00 AM

Introduction

Hello and Welcome (Replacement)

Doc Searls, Harvard University/UC Santa Barbara

8:45:00 – 9:00:00 AM, Salon E

9:00:00 AM
Keynote
The Future of P2P
Eric Klinker, Bit Torrent

9:00:00 – 9:22:30 AM, Salon E

9:22:30 AM
Keynote
Communications Heading Into The Cloud
Craig Walker, Google

9:22:30 – 9:45:00 AM, Salon E

9:45:00 AM

Keynote

The National Broadband Plan and the Future of the Internet

Carlos Kirjner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

9:45:00 – 10:07:30 AM, Salon E

10:07:30 AM

Keynote

The Rise of the Open Network: Or How I was David Isenberged into Submission

JP Rangaswami, British Telecom/Ribbit

10:07:30 – 10:30:00 AM, Salon E

10:30:00 AM

Break

Morning Break

11:15:00 AM

Keynote

Social Sharing 2.0: The Rise of Real-Time

Jonathan Rosenberg, Skype

11:15:00 – 11:35:00 AM, Salon E

11:35:00 AM

Keynote

Identity for Global Communication

Cullen Jennings, Cisco

11:35:00 – 11:55:00 AM, Salon E

11:55:00 AM

An Anthropologist’s Eye for the Tech Guy: Emerging Market Opportunities in a Post-BRIC World

Dawn Nafus, Intel

11:55:00 – 12:10:00 PM, Salon E

12:10:00 PM

Launch

Ringio Launch

Michael Zirngibl, Ringio

12:10:00 – 12:17:30 PM, Salon E

12:17:30 PM

Launch

CounterPath Launch

Donovan Jones, CounterPath

12:17:30 – 12:25:00 PM, Salon E

12:25:00 PM

Launch

(Canceled Due To Volcanic Ash) Telio Launch

Alan Duric, Telio

12:25:00 – 12:32:30 PM, Salon E

12:30:00 PM

Break

Social Networking Lunch


Afternoon

eComm Stacked Graph Afternoon 4/19/2010

eComm Stacked Graph Afternoon 4/19/2010

2:00:00 PM


The Future of Mobile Networks: Offloading Congested Mobile Networks with a Software-Only Approach

Elad Barkan, Bzeek

2:00:00 – 2:10:00 PM, Salon E

2:10:00 PM

How Open Data and the Gov 2.0 Movement are Changing Communications With Government

Mark Headd, Tele-Works, Inc.

2:10:00 – 2:20:00 PM, Salon E

2:20:00 PM

Keynote

What Can Cities be Like When Everything Talks

Assaf Biderman, MIT

2:20:00 – 2:40:00 PM, Salon E

2:40:00 PM

Lightning Talk

With 500 Ways to Communicate, Why Should a Customer Choose Your New Offering?

Jared Goralnick, AwayFind

2:40:00 – 2:45:00 PM, Salon E

2:45:00 PM

Orbiting Data Centers for Global Connectivity

Keith Lofstrom, Server Sky

2:45:00 – 3:00:00 PM, Salon E

3:00:00 PM

Your Reality is Augmented

Benjamin Joffe, +8*

3:00:00 – 3:15:00 PM, Salon E

3:15:00 PM

Break

Afternoon Break


Evening

eComm Stacked Graph Evening 4/19/2010

eComm Stacked Graph Evening 4/19/2010

4:00:00 PM

Keynote

Making Music with the World on the iPad and iPhone

Ge Wang, Smule/Stanford

4:00:00 – 4:30:00 PM, Salon E

4:30:00 PM

Mobile Video Communication – iPhone & Android Lead the Way

Jan Linden, Global IP Solutions

4:30:00 – 4:45:00 PM, Salon E

4:45:00 PM

Recombinant Communications Manifesto: Piecing Together the Disaggregated Infrastructure

Dan Miller, Opus Research

4:45:00 – 5:00:00 PM, Salon E

5:00:00 PM

Disruption and Death: Telephony, Open Platform and Network APIs

Oren Michels, Mashery

5:00:00 – 5:15:00 PM, Salon E

5:15:00 PM

Evolution of Mobile Applications: Role of WebKit and High-End Browsers

Benoit Schillings, Myriad Group AG

5:15:00 – 5:30:00 PM, Salon E

5:30:00 PM

Designing For The Future

Julia Tsao, yU+co/Fair Enough
5:30:00 – 5:40:00 PM, Salon E
5:40:00 PM

STATUS: Bringing User Presence To The Voice World

Zhao Lu, Orange Labs

5:40:00 – 5:50:00 PM, Salon E

5:50:00 PM

Keynote

(Moved to Tuesday 10:00-10:15, Due To Volcanic Ash) Cloud Communications and How to Destroy a $700bn Industry for Fun and Profit

Martin Geddes, Independent

5:50:00 – 6:05:00 PM, Salon E

5:50:00 PM

Beyond Voice – Designing an Open Communications Platform (Moved Into Slot, Due To Volcanic Ash)

Jose de Castro, Voxeo

5:50:00 – 6:05:00 PM, Salon E

6:05:00 PM

Keynote

Macro Trends and Predictions in Mobile Broadband (Calling In Due To Volcanic Ash)

Moray Rumney, Agilent

6:05:00 – 6:25:00 PM, Salon E

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

eComm Stacked Graph Entire Day 4/20/2010

eComm Wordle Graph Entire Day 4/20/2010

Morning

eComm Stacked Graph Morning 4/20/2010

eComm Stacked Graph Morning 4/20/2010

8:45:00 AM

Introduction

Introductions (Replacement)

Benoit Schillings, Myriad Group AG

8:45:00 – 9:00:00 AM, Salon E

9:00:00 AM

Keynote

Infrastructure Shift: The Long-Term Challenge of Change

John Hagel, LLP Center for the Edge

9:00:00 – 9:30:00 AM, Salon E

9:30:00 AM

(Canceled Due To Volcanic Ash) Beyond Squeezing Lemons: The Future of Collaborative Business Models

Anders Sundelin, CIP

9:30:00 – 9:45:00 AM, Salon E

9:30:00 AM

Managing Growth and Profits in the Yottabyte Era (Replacement)

Chetan Sharma, Chetan Sharma Consulting

9:30:00 – 9:45:00 AM, Salon E

9:45:00 AM

Customer Experience in the Call Center: Can the Leaks in the Pipeline be Fixed?

Shai Berger, F?nolo

9:45:00 – 10:00:00 AM, Salon E

10:00:00 AM

(Moved to Monday 17:50-18:05, Due To Volcanic Ash) Beyond Voice – Designing an Open Communications Platform

Jose de Castro, Voxeo

10:00:00 – 10:15:00 AM, Salon E

10:00:00 AM

Cloud Communications and How to Destroy a $700bn Industry for Fun and Profit (Moved Into Slot, Due To Volcanic Ash)

Martin Geddes, Independent

10:00:00 – 10:15:00 AM, Salon E

10:15:00 AM

Break

Morning Break

11:00:00 AM

Yesterday’s Wire for Tomorrow’s Apps?

Brian Harris, New Mexico Attorney General

11:00:00 – 11:15:00 AM, Salon E

11:15:00 AM

Internet Gone Mobile

Richard Bennett, ITIF

11:15:00 – 11:30:00 AM, Salon E

11:30:00 AM

(Canceled Due To Volcanic Ash) Ubiquitous Collaboration: The Next Wave of Productivity?

Joe Burton, Cisco

11:30:00 – 11:45:00 AM, Salon E

11:30:00 AM

Teleku :: Cloud Communications (Replacement)

Chris Matthieu, GetVocal

11:30:00 – 11:45:00 AM, Salon E

11:45:00 AM

Keynote

(Canceled Due To Volcanic Ash) Our National Broadband Plan: The End of the Beginning?

Richard Whitt, Google

11:45:00 – 12:05:00 PM, Salon E

11:45:00 AM

Yeah I’m Stuck Too (Replacement)

Patrick Murphy, VoiceSage

11:45:00 – 12:00:00 PM, Salon E

12:00:00 PM

Panel

US National Broadband Plan – Moderator Introduction

Brough Turner, Ashtonbrooke

12:00:00 – 12:07:00 PM, Salon E

12:07:00 PM

Panel

US National Broadband Plan – Paul Brigner Introduction

Paul Brigner, Verizon

12:07:00 – 12:09:00 PM, Salon E

12:09:00 PM

Panel

US National Broadband Plan – Susan Estrada Introduction

Susan Estrada, FirstMile.US

12:09:00 – 12:11:00 PM, Salon E

12:11:00 PM

Panel

US National Broadband Plan – Tracy Rosenberg Introduction

Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance

12:11:00 – 12:13:00 PM, Salon E

12:13:00 PM

Panel

US National Broadband Plan – Richard Bennett Introduction

Richard Bennett, ITIF

12:13:00 – 12:15:00 PM, Salon E

12:15:00 PM

Panel

US National Broadband Plan

Brough Turner, Ashtonbrooke

12:15:00 – 12:35:00 PM, Salon E

12:30:00 PM

Break

Social Networking Lunch


Afternoon

eComm Stacked Graph Afternoon 4/20/2010

eComm Wordle Graph Afternoon 4/20/2010

2:00:00 PM

Panel

Walk-On Panel

You!

2:00:00 – 2:30:00 PM, Salon E

2:30:00 PM

Participatory Sensing

Deborah Estrin, UCLA Computer Science Department

2:30:00 – 2:45:00 PM, Salon E

2:45:00 PM

Mapping Mobile Social Networks with NodeXL: Finding Key Users, Groups, and Locations

Marc A Smith, ConnectedAction

2:45:00 – 3:00:00 PM, Salon E

3:00:00 PM

The 6th Sense Accelerator: When Mobile Meets Intuition

Barak Hachamov, My6sense

3:00:00 – 3:15:00 PM, Salon E

3:15:00 PM

Break

Afternoon Break


Evening

eComm Stacked Graph Evening 4/20/2010

eComm Stacked Graph Evening 4/20/2010

4:00:00 PM

Bring Your Own Wireless: How Smart Mobile Phones are Revolutionizing Wireline Customers

Piers Finlayson, Metaswitch

4:00:00 – 4:15:00 PM, Salon E

4:15:00 PM

Everything You Think You Know About High Performance Military Communications is Wrong

Tom Katis, RebelVox

4:15:00 – 4:30:00 PM, Salon E

4:30:00 PM

Keynote

Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments

Usman Haque, Pachube/Connected Environments

4:30:00 – 4:50:00 PM, Salon E

4:50:00 PM

From Distraction to Real Life, Humanizing our Mobile Future

Kristian Simsarian, IDEO

4:50:00 – 5:00:00 PM, Salon E

5:00:00 PM

A Glimpse Into the Future if XMPP and Wave are Successful

Jason Kolb, Cisco

5:00:00 – 5:15:00 PM, Salon E

5:15:00 PM

A Telephone System for the Next Three Billion

David A. Burgess, Kestrel Signal Processing

5:15:00 – 5:30:00 PM, Salon E

5:30:00 PM

Demo

Towards Painless, Free, Open Phone Data

Troy Davis, Cloudvox

5:30:00 – 5:40:00 PM, Salon E

5:40:00 PM

Awards

Mobile Application Awards – Introduction

Mike Rowehl, Mobile Monday Silicon Valley

5:40:00 – 5:42:00 PM, Salon E

5:42:00 PM

Awards

Mobile Application Awards – CrowdScanner

Adrian Avendano, Meetforeal & CrowdScanner

5:42:00 – 5:45:00 PM, Salon E

5:45:00 PM

Awards

Mobile Application Awards – Aloqa

Sanjeev Agrawal, Aloqa

5:45:00 – 5:48:00 PM, Salon E

5:48:00 PM

Awards

Mobile Application Awards – My6sense

Barak Hachamov, My6sense

5:48:00 – 5:51:00 PM, Salon E

5:51:00 PM

Awards

Mobile Application Awards – Waze

Di-Ann Eisnor, Waze

5:51:00 – 5:54:00 PM, Salon E

5:54:00 PM

Awards

Mobile Application Awards – Trippo VoiceMagix

Kimmo Sainio, Cellictica

5:54:00 – 5:57:00 PM, Salon E

5:57:00 PM

The Information in Everything: The Augmented Future of Communications

Adam Broitman, Circ.us

5:57:00 – 6:12:00 PM, Salon E

6:12:00 PM

Lightning Talk

Walk and Talk: Augmenting Conversation

Phil Wolff, Reef9 Media

6:12:00 – 6:17:00 PM, Salon E

6:20:00 PM

Event

Free Drinks Social Networking


Wednesday, April 21th, 2010

eComm Stacked Graph Entire Day 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Entire Day 4/19/10

Morning

eComm Stream Graph Morning 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Morning 4/19/10

8:30:00 AM

Introduction

Introductions (Replacement)

Christine Perey, Perey Research & Consulting

8:30:00 – 8:45:00 AM, Salon E

8:45:00 AM

Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: How Computer Vision Will Change AR and the World

Ben Newhouse, Yelp

8:45:00 – 9:00:00 AM, Salon E

9:00:00 AM

Keynote

Searches Originating Inside and Outside of your Head

Hartmut Neven, Google

9:00:00 – 9:30:00 AM, Salon E

9:30:00 AM

Generating Revenues with Mobile AR: The Ecosystem, Business Models and Metrics

Christine Perey, Perey Research & Consulting

9:30:00 – 9:45:00 AM, Salon E

9:45:00 AM

Keynote

Bridging the Gap Between Desktop and Mobile Augmented Reality

Blake Callens, Zugara

9:45:00 – 10:05:00 AM, Salon E

10:05:00 AM

What’s Wrong With ‘Reality’?

Usman Haque, Pachube/Connected Environments

10:05:00 – 10:15:00 AM, Salon E

10:15:00 AM

Break

Morning Break


Late Morning

eComm Wordle Graph Late Morning 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Late Morning 4/19/10

11:00:00 AM

A View to a Future; Beyond the Hype of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications

Dana Farbo, Acrossair

11:00:00 – 11:15:00 AM, Salon E

11:15:00 AM

User Experience: A Possible Roadblock to AR Adoption

Tony Fernandes, The UE Group

11:15:00 – 11:30:00 AM, Salon E

11:30:00 AM

Context Is King: AR, Salience, and the Constant Next Scenario

Clark Dodsworth, Osage Associates Consulting

11:30:00 – 11:45:00 AM, Salon E

11:45:00 AM

The Wizard is Us: Symbiogenesis by Networking Part 1

Arturo Sinclair, Digital Worlds Institute

11:45:00 – 11:52:50 AM, Salon E

11:52:50 AM

The Wizard is Us: Symbiogenesis by Networking Part 2

Anton Yudin, Digital Worlds Institute

11:52:50 – 12:00:00 PM, Salon E

12:00:00 PM

Applying WWW Best Practices to AR

Erik Bovee, Mobilizy

12:00:00 – 12:15:00 PM, Salon E

12:15:00 PM

Where AR We Heading?

Steven Feiner, Columbia University

12:15:00 – 12:30:00 PM, Salon E

12:30:00 PM

Break

Social Networking Lunch


Afternoon

eComm Stream Graph Afternoon 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Afternoon 4/19/10

2:00:00 PM

Advancing the Business of AR, A Practical, Commercial Solution

Pamela Kerwin, GeoVector

2:00:00 – 2:15:00 PM, Salon E

2:15:00 PM

Who Will Own Our Augmented Reality?

Anselm Hook, Meedan

2:15:00 – 2:25:00 PM, Salon E

2:25:00 PM

Mobile Augmented Reality: The World Is Your Playground

Brian Selzer, Ogmento

2:25:00 – 2:35:00 PM, Salon E

2:35:00 PM

Spatial Computing: Designing an Interface for our Bodies

Albert Hwang, phedhex.com

2:35:00 – 2:45:00 PM, Salon E

2:45:00 PM

AR Today and Tomorrow

Bruno Uzzan, Total Immersion

2:45:00 – 3:00:00 PM, Salon E

3:00:00 PM

Advancing AR – Beyond Labels

Ivan Franco, YDreams

3:00:00 – 3:10:00 PM, Salon E

3:10:00 PM

Junaio and the Unifeye SDK Mobile Development Platform

Peter Meier, metaio GmbH

3:10:00 – 3:25:00 PM, Salon E

3:25:00 PM

Break

Afternoon Break


Early Evening

eComm Wordle Graph Early Evening 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Early Evening 4/19/10

4:00:00 PM

Keynote

Future Vision: Decade of Ubiquity (Augmented Reality 2010-2020)

Robert Rice, Neogence Enterprises

4:00:00 – 4:20:00 PM, Salon E

4:20:00 PM

(Canceled Due To Volcanic Ash) Visual Recognition, the Future of Mobile AR browsers

David Marimon, Telefonica R&D

4:20:00 – 4:35:00 PM, Salon E

4:20:00 PM

Augmented Reality & The Venture Capital Community

David Blumberg, Blumberg Capital

4:20:00 – 4:35:00 PM, Salon E

4:35:00 PM

Seeing the Future of AR Through Digital Eyewear

Yohan Baillot, (Independent)

4:35:00 – 4:45:00 PM, Salon E

4:45:00 PM

Eyeborg – Terminator Lives

Rob Spence, Eyeborg Project

4:45:00 – 5:00:00 PM, Salon E

5:00:00 PM

Keynote

Strange Days. How the Computing Experience is Turning Inside Out

Mark Rolston, frog design

5:00:00 – 5:20:00 PM, Salon E

5:20:00 PM

Break

Late Afternoon Break


Late Evening

eComm Stream Graph Evening 4/19/10

eComm Wordle Graph Evening 4/19/10

5:45:00 PM

Story as Software

John du Pre Gauntt, Media Dojo

5:45:00 – 6:00:00 PM, Salon E

6:00:00 PM

Solid to Liquid to Air: Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface

Amber Case, CyborgCamp

6:00:00 – 6:15:00 PM, Salon E

6:15:00 PM

Navigation Rising! A Deep Look at Live Mapping and Augmented Reality in the Car

Di-Ann Eisnor, Waze

6:15:00 – 6:30:00 PM, Salon E

6:30:00 PM

Building Business Models Around Augmented Reality

Matthew Szymczyk, Zugara

6:30:00 – 6:45:00 PM, Salon E

6:45:00 PM

Building Mobile Augmented Reality Applications with 3DAR

Mark Anderson, Bordertown Labs

6:45:00 – 7:00:00 PM, Salon E

7:00:00 PM

AR and the Mass-Market Business Opportunity

Matt Miesnieks, Layar

7:00:00 – 7:10:00 PM, Salon E

7:10:00 PM

Liberating AR from Basemaps, Markers and Overlays

Eric Kabisch, University of California, Department of Informatics

7:10:00 – 7:22:30 PM, Salon E

7:22:30 PM

Vision Based Mobile AR – A New User Interface For Mobile Applications?

Michael Gervautz, Qualcomm

7:22:30 – 7:35:00 PM, Salon E

7:35:00 PM

The Future of Augmented Reality

Steve Hoffman, ThinkHuge

7:35:00 – 7:50:00 PM, Salon E

7:50:00 PM

Event

Free Drinks Social Networking


Conclusions

Credits:

This image was created by Nathan Bergey (@natronics) and Aaron Parecki (@aaronpk). Aaron took data from the Twitter API and passed it through Nathan’s Python Twitter stacked graph library. This image excludes the actual “#ecomm” and &quote;#arconf” terms leaving more room for the other terms to show through.

About

Stacked Graph History
Here’s a link to Lee Byron’s original Stacked Graph paper, “Stacked Graphs – Geometry & Aesthetics” www.leebyron.com/else/streamgraph/

“streamgraph_generator” can be checked out from github.

You can make these as well by downloading @natronic’s Python Stream Graph Library on GitHub.

Get the StreamGraph Python Code on Github

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About

Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist living and working in Portland, Oregon. You can follow her on Twitter at @caseorganic.

The Third Portland Data Visualization Group | Thurs, April 29, 2010: 6:30–9Pm at Webtrends

It’s time for another Portland Data Visualization Meetup. The last one occurred on November 3rd, 2009. We’ll have five main presentations and networking time. Webtrends will again graciously host us on their top floor. Unfortunately, there will not be beer. If you want to, you can bring your own. Or if you know a company who could bring some, let me know.

Schedule

1. StreamGraphs for Visualizing Twitter searches

Amber Case @caseorganic
Background of streamgraphs for visualizing Twitter searches

  • Use case
  • Limitations

Aaron Parecki @aaronpk

Data collection from Twitter

  • Twitter whitelisting
  • Storing in MSQL
  • Preparing data (removing words) for Python library

Nathan Bergey @natronics

  • Implementing the streamgraph algorithm in Python
  • Open Source, Python
  • How it works
  • SVG library

Conclusions, analysis and highlights
Amber, Nathan Aaron

>>Break<<

2. Ben Stabler

  • Flex/Flash data visualization platform
  • R visualization

3. Nathan Bergey

  • Gource (video)
    • Program for visualizing commit history in a git-based code project.

4. Aaron Parecki

  • Subversion Commit Logs
    • Showing work habits through visualizing the two years of source code logs.
  • GPS Map of Portland
    • Showing where Aaron has been in Portland from October 2009-April 2010.

5. Data Viz of Cyborg Reconstruction Fund

Data Visualization for PayPal donations to @caseorganic’s ankle surgery fundraiser.

  • PayPal Data
  • MySQL table
  • Google Maps/Chart code
  • Final Images


Who Should Go?

The event is open to everyone interested in or working in the field of data visualization. This means designers, programmers, information architects, data miners, anthropologists, ect. We’re expecting a similar amount of people to last time (probably around 20-30 people).

Location and Time

Webtrends

851 SW 6th Ave.
Portland OR 97204
(map)

RSVP on Upcoming or view the event on Calagator.

Note to newcomers: If you haven’t been to Webtrends before, you might have a difficult time gaining access to the building. Please E-mail me for detailed instructions on how to enter the building, and a phone number you can reach to gain access once inside.

Google Group:

Ed Borasky started a Google group called pdx-visualization. As the name implies, it is a group for Portland-area people interested in languages and techniques for visualization of data. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization.

Innovation in Data Visualization Group on Flickr:

I’ve been collecting interesting data viz photos for a while now and posting them to Flickr. They’re all accessible on my Flickr account in this set. Most pictures contain descriptions and links to the viz sources. If you have any Flickr photos of data viz work you’ve done, or work your find innovative, be sure to add them to the group!

Also check out Aaron Parecki’s GPS Logs and Data Visualizations on Flickr.

Hope to see you all there!

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About

Amber Case, (@caseorganic) is a Cyborg Anthropologist studying the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way we think, act, and understand the world around us. She’s obsessed with compressing the space and time it takes to get data from one place to another, especially when the final destination is the mind.

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