Calm Technology Keynote at UX Week 2016, August 9-12 in San Francisco, CA


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be keynoting UX Week 2016, one of the premiere UX Conferences in the United States! Now in its 14th year, UX Week brings together design professionals from all over the world.




The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco: 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Want to Attend?

You can learn more about the conference and see the full lineup of speakers here!

Keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference in October 2015!


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference, October 5th – 7th, 2015 at Portland’s Art Museum!


What is Delight?
A unique gathering of designers, technologists and businesses that care about creating experiences people love.

I’m excited to speak among some fantastic people from the Industry, namely Dean Cookson from Virgin America, Golden Krishna from Zappos, Aaron Taylor Harvey from Airbnb, Dan Saffer from Jawbone and Rachel Binx from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

You can read an interview about what I’ll cover during my Delight talk here.

October 5th – 7th, 2015
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon


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

SXSW 2012 - Austin, Texas

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 technology, and the future of location, it should be an interesting speech! Lots of new things to talk about. Hope to see you there!

When and Where?

Keynote on Location and the Future of Humans and Technology
March 11th, 2012 from 2:00pm–3:00pm CST
Exhibit Hall 5, Austin Convention Center

Speech Abstract

We are now entering into an era of liquid interfaces, where buttons can be downloaded at will, and software flies through the air. Phones have been untethered from their cords and are free to colonize our pockets. They cry, and we must pick them up. They get hungry, and we must plug them in. We increasingly live on interfaces, and it is their quality and design which increases our happiness and our frustration.

The best interfaces compress the time and space it takes to absorb relevant information, and the worst cause us car accidents, lost revenue, and communication failures. We are tool using creatures. Prosthetics touch almost every part of our lives. Until recently, humans have used their hands and bodies to interface with objects. Early interfaces were solid and tactile. Now, the interface can be anywhere.

This speech will discuss how the field of anthropology can be applied to interface design, and how future interfaces, such as the ones employed by augmented reality, will change the way we act, feel and communicate with one another. Topics will include non-places, time and space compression, privacy, user flow, supermodernity, wearable computing, work and play, gaming, history and prosthetic culture.

Want to meet up during SXSW?

I’ll be on Twitter @caseorganic. Feel free to @ or DM me anytime!

If you are press attending SXSW Interactive and would like to schedule an interview, contact
Jennifer Lankford
theMIX agency for Geoloqi

Posthumans, Big Data and New Interfaces at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference

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 Wednesday, Feb 3rd, I’ll be speaking on a keynote panel at O’Reilly’s Strata conference. I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing from some of the most talented people in data. It’s going to be a blast, and I’m honored to be able to attend.

Conference Description

From mobile to cloud and beyond, powerful and readily available computing resources are fueling an explosion in our ability to create, consume, process, and package information. New techniques in data processing enable us to transform and analyze at scale, and with unprecedented agility. The intersection of technology, math, and entertainment gives us new ways to visualize, experience, and interact with a world of information.

From big data to augmented reality and beyond, Strata will be at the center of the way computing is changing for practitioners, enterprises, and the individual.

More on the conference.

Keynote Panel: Posthumans, Big Data and New Interfaces

Alistair Croll (Bitcurrent), Toby Segaran (Google), Amber Case (Geoloqi), Bradford Cross (Flightcaster) Moderated by: Alistair Croll

Time: 9:00am Thursday, 02/03/2011
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Tags: posthuman, interfaces, big, new, data, ubicomp, singularity
Strata looks at three things: Big, open data; ubiquitous computing and the democratization of IT; and new interfaces that make complex, multidimensional data accessible and usable.

Put those three things together, and you’ve created an entirely new way of thinking. No longer do we learn by rote; we phone a friend. Compelling infographics have taken the place of political discourse. And any device that can send an SMS is tied to the most powerful computers in the world.

How will this change us? Will it make us shallow and distracted, as Nicholas Carr suggests? Will it prepare us for a truly connected society, where antiquated ideas like broadcast marketing and representative democracies give way to one-to-one buying and direct voting?

The change is slow, but inexorable. A few short years ago, we were warned not to put our real names on the Web. Today, every site has a share button, and we freely track our own activities for all to see. Each of those acts leaves a crumb of data; take away our smartphones, and we feel like we’ve had a digital stroke, leaving us without faculties we otherwise take for granted.

It’s maybe an understatement to say that connected access to the sum of all knowledge changes us. It’ll shape how we work and play. It’ll change how we learn. It may even alter who—and what—we love.

In this panel discussion, we’ll look beyond the bytes and algorithms to think about humanity awash in a sea of information.

See more session details here:


Strata has sold out, but there are two ways you can still get online access to the post-conference video archive of all three days, advance registration to three online conferences in 2011, O’Reilly Strata bookshelf of six essential data books.