Brief thoughts on virtual worlds

My boss’s boss Luba recently asked me to put together a short video for an internal conference on the future of applications. I didn’t have long, so I wandered around Hursley with my camera and my laptop for an afternoon, thinking out loud about the near future for virtual worlds. For anyone following virtual worlds, […]

Links for 2008-05-31

Robokill – Lovely top-down robot RPG shooter game [via:waxy Tegaki blog – “It’s easy to create handwriting blog by mouse!” BBC: Sound Index – “The Sound Index is a massive index of the hottest bands and tracks that are being talked about on the internet right now.” … “IBM’s Semantic Super Computing is used to […]

Links for 2008-05-09

IBM Social Computing Guidelines – “we turned to IBMers again to re-examine our guidelines and determine what needed to be modified. The effort has broadened the scope of the existing guidelines to include all forms of social computing.” sacha chua: The Gen Y Guide to Web 2.0 at Work – Sketched by Sacha on a […]

Links for 2008-04-29

eco gadget shop: Current Cost monitor – “a device which receives information on electricity consumption from a transmitter attached to the domestic meter. The device then calculates the amount and cost of the electricity consumed” (in case you were wondering how to get hold of one) O’ReillyGMT: Speechification – “I can say categorically that Speechification […]

Links for 2008-03-01

Create a Google Talk chatback badge – Handy. Not sure I want to use it, but handy. KnowledgeBoard – ‘IBM gambles on a shift from the KM model’ – “the decentralising impact of Web 2.0 calls for a new approach, or what the big blue calls ‘knowledge sharing’” Baekdal.com: Lenovo X300 is Not a Cool […]

Links for 2008-02-18

cityofsound: The street as platform – An amazing essay on the (near) future for the urban environment. Watchification – Speechification goes televisual. No Gods or Kings: Objectivism in BioShock – “BioShock may have been conceived as a study in nuance, a place for gamers to discover and explore at their own pace, but its dip […]

Links for 2007-12-28

Test: Make *all* your audience into Heroes – Matt Locke on ARGs: “I share with Alice a concern that we are importing broadcast ideas into online entertainment formats. … We don’t have to think in terms of funnels and winners in online storytelling…” Wonderland: One problem with ARGs – Alice Taylor on ARGs. “the treasure-hunt-using-mobile-phones […]