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Panel on Augmented Reality at Virtual Worlds Expo

I’m in LA this week for the Virtual Worlds Expo. Tomorrow, as part of the track on the Future of Virtual Worlds, I will be moderating a panel on Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality: Virtual Interfaces to Tangible Spaces Augmented reality is an emerging platform with new application areas for museums, edutainment, home entertainment, research, and […]

Open Tech 2008

Photo of Kim Plowright speaking at Open Tech 2008 shared by O’Reilly GMT. I went to Open Tech 2008 on Saturday. Open Tech describes itself as an informal, low cost one-day conference on technology, society and low-carbon living, featuring Open Source ways of working and technologies that anyone can have a go at [‘at which […]

Interesting 2008 – thirty more interesting things

This time last year I made a list of thirty interesting things at Interesting 2007. Let’s try that again. After an amazing welcome (including a singalong) from Russell I kicked things off by claiming that LEGO is full of WIN. [slides] [video] Gemma Teed told us about horses’ blind spots. [video] Collyn Ahart Chipperfield talked […]

Game Camp 08

I was at Game Camp 08 on Saturday. It was held in Sony’s 3Rooms building near Shoreditch which is amazing. Imagine your dream flat, but full of rather more PS3s and PSPs than you could ever need. That said, the Sony branding wasn’t actually overpowering, and the venue was a very good choice. The day […]

Blogjects and Tweetjects

Before there were blogjects, there were blobjects. In the closing speech at SIGGRAPH 2004, Bruce Sterling started by talking about blobjects, or blob-shaped consumer items. Blobjects are the period objects of our time. They are the physical products that the digital revolution brought to the consumer shelf. Sterling goes on (via ‘gizmos’, the current state […]

Ambient Skype

For the first time in my life I used a Skype video call with my wife today as an ambient backdrop to life, rather than just as tool for having a conversation. I’d always wanted to try it, ever since hearing my friend and colleague Dave Newbold mention, in a presentation he was giving a […]