Archive for the ‘conferences’ Category

Creativity from users

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I tend to think about creative communities thriving in a demanding milieu; like Shakespeare’s community of playhouses around the Globe. In this TED talk, Charles Leadbeater reminds us that users themselves are creative; citing for example the user-driven collaborative invention of mountain bikes and the telephone conversation.

IE2007 Now

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

I’m at IE 2007 in Melbourne, and so are Damski and Yusuf and Christy Dena and a number of other people. I have so far enjoyed listening to Troy Innocent, who appears to be making something with resonances of Jaron Lanier’s post-symbolic communication and Leibniz’s Universal Character. And I’ve been very happy to both listen to and converse with Bruce Joy from Vastpark, who is several kinds of clever. And just this minute I’ve been regaled by Christian McCrea and am enjoying a ramble by Darshana Jayemanne on the Nonsense of the Aura. Lots of goodness here :)

Honours Research Report

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

My Honours Research Report is here (9.5 MB PDF). Tomorrow I’ll be demoing the VR model of Utzon’s studio in Hallebæk born from a practice-based enquiry into the nature of collaborative place, one of the studies described in the report. So now, to bed 😉