Last week O’Reilly Media hosted the Solid Conference in San Francisco I thought I’d post a quick summary of the high level themes that I heard talked about. I know what you’re thinking, another conference where speakers spit out buzzwords like 3D printing, internet of things, drones, crowd-funding, and so on but I was utterly […] Read more – ‘SOLID Notes’.
I’d like to express my gratitude to John Maxwell for extending an invitation to speak at SFU’s Masters of Publishing program about Interaction Design and its relevance to publishing. It was great to meet the mPUB cohort and we had a great time discussing the user experience of a digital/print hybrid user experience. Here is […] Read more – ‘Speaking at mPub: future of Publishing’.
After attending the EYEO conference this year and hanging out with Fire Friends I was inspired to challenge myself to creating a daily data visualization during the month of July. As it happens, I’m in the south of France & London for most of the month and I’d like the visualizations to center around our […] Read more – ‘Daily Data Visualization’.
This past week Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center has been filled with artists, coders, and interactive intelligentsia from around the world for the Eyeo Festival. What is Eyeo? a media art, interaction and information conference? Is it creative coding? Is it a data visualization conference? Is it design? Storytelling? “Yeah,” said festival co-founder Dave Schroeder, addressing […] Read more – ‘EYEO 2013’.
After a few attempts I was able to install a Minecraft server on one of my Raspberry Pi. I don’t want to sugarcoat it but it wasn’t too difficult thanks to this shell script from kraftyhosting.eu. Thanks KM_James! The initial minecraft tests were decent and I was able to have others log in from remote […] Read more – ‘Minecraft on Raspberry Pi’.
To understand the notion of ‘Post-Digital’ I have written this short formal essay to represent my perspective on a conceptual exploration I have been on with a few fellow professors over the past year. This is strickly my position in a mental exercise that Vjeko Sager, Duane Elverum and I agreed to participate in and […] Read more – ‘Designing in a Post Digital Era’.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been meeting with Vjeko Sager and Duane Elverum to talk about what the Post-Digital means to us. The conversations over breakfast have been lively and interesting. We hope it shapes into a tangible outcome at some point but for now we are allowing ourselves to explore and discover […] Read more – ‘Digital: Lost & Found’.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been meeting with Vjeko Sager and Duane Elverum to talk about what the Post-Digital means to us. The conversations over breakfast have been lively and interesting. We hope it shapes into a tangible outcome at some point but for now we are allowing ourselves to explore and discover […] Read more – ‘Defining Digital’.
I had an amazing time in Calgary (of all places) giving a talk about the Future of Magazines for Alberta’s Magazine Conference 2011. The conference was top notch, I met some truly awesome people and look forward to keeping in touch with them all. Here’s my slidedeck from the conference. Mobile Magazine Publishing Some of […] Read more – ‘Digital Magazines on Mobile Devices’.
This year I read the bestseller book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. Along with a fair share of buzzwords and hype are some great bits of advice for entrepreneurs. Here’s a summary of the book broken down by chapter. Chapter 1: Good is the Enemy of Great The profound point that Collins makes is […] Read more – ‘Going from Good to Great’.
When you set out to create a business the first step should be inspiring, thoughtful and fun. Although most proper businesses have all started with the creation of a business plan they tends to be a slow and tedious process. But it can be done differently, a business plan can be exciting, emotional and filled […] Read more – ‘Planning a business creatively’.
On September 8th, 2010 Alex Steffen gave a lecture to the public at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. If the name is unfamiliar to you, Alex Steffen is someone you should read about. He edited the book WorldChanging, a 600 page: A Users Guide for the 21st Century is a groundbreaking compendium of […] Read more – ‘Alex Steffen Lecture’.
The good people of MIT have done it again with an impressive new report called “The future of learning”. With minds on the front edge of theory, application, and innovation, they’ve shown leadership in harnessing and shaping the emerging trends between technology, media, and learning. Thanks to funding from the MacArthur Foundation, The MIT Press […] Read more – ‘The future of learning is here’.
Today I started teaching the two Interactivity Courses at Emily Carr University. The courses are back to back 12:30 – 3:20pm and 3:50 – 6:40pm. The Course Outline This introductory studio course addresses the design, composition, and construction of computer interactivity in authoring environments, focusing on the Web. Emphasis is on increasing visual and sensory-based […] Read more – ‘First Day of Interactivity Courses at ECU’.
I’ll be presenting a talk on a new topic for me at this year’s Content Convergence and Integration Conference on March 14th. The subject I’ve chosen is Service Design – a new term for designing and integrating all the various touchpoints of a brand into a new networked service. It’s a fairly new approach to […] Read more – ‘CCI CONFERENCE TALK’.
Lots of big changes happening in 2008, I have agreed to teach Interface Design at Langara’s Electronic Media Design program. But this time will be a bit different, I’ll be assisted by Kathleen Moynahan of Habanero who will eventually teach the course in my place. All our notes will be compiled on our Interface Design […] Read more – ‘Interface Design Course at Langara’s EMD’.