Gonna be spending some time this evening thinking about New Year’s Resolutions/Aims. The timing is as arbitrary as any other timing but we really should take any opportunity we get to reflect and redouble our efforts to live better. Â Maybe I’ll write about some specific resolutions after I’ve talked it over with the family, […]
Category Archives: Technology
Ada Lovelace Day 2011 – Nancy Baym.
Ada Lovelace day is a day to celebrate women in technology/science/maths – a way of redressing the still-apparent imbalance in the representation of the role of women in the past present and future of the various strands of technology. One strand of it is people blogging about women who have influenced them and their tech/science/engineering/maths-life. […]
Calling All Indie Musicians…
dear lovely musicians, want to be a part of something fun that may make life a little easier for all of us?Â Iâ€™ve been working with the genius digi-gnomes at the Imperial College Dept Of Social Computing for over a year on a music sharing app/platform. Itâ€™s been through a few revisions, and we want […]
IBM Summit At Start – Sustainability, Collaboration, Copyright and Language.
For the last three days Iâ€™ve been at the IBM Summit at Start – 9 days of seminars, hosted by Prince Charles, looking at Sustainability issues, particularly as they relate to business. There have been some amazing speakers, particularly James Jones the Bishop of Liverpool, Ellen McArthur, Larry Hirst, Stephen Howardâ€¦ all offering an inspiring […]
Talent Development And ‘The Space Of The Talkaboutable’
It seems that one of the many obstructions to the balanced discussion about resourcing talent development is the semantic gulf between the (perfectly understandable) sense of entitlement that some artists have about their art, and their art-practice and the impartiality that has to be built into the structure of any resource body (whether its an […]
Why Collaborate? A Chat with a Computer Music Geek from Goldsmiths College
Mick Grierson is Co-Director of the Masters in Fine Art – Computational Studio Arts, BSE program in Creative Computing at Goldsmiths College in London. He’s also very interesting indeed. Here’s an audioboo from my chat with him this morning about the Centre For Creative Collaboration Website: Goldsmiths are an ideal early partner in the Centre […]
Cloud Culture – The Obvious Obstacle?
The tendency for people to shift their computing life into â€˜the cloudâ€™ is rolling on at great pace. More and more people are trusting â€¢ their email to Gmail, â€¢ their photos to Flickr, â€¢ their back-up to Amazon or Dropbox, â€¢ their documents to Google Docs and are using collaborative platforms for sharing data, […]
iPad – Why Bad Marketing Is Worse Than Bad Product Design.
Of course Iâ€™m going to write a post about the iPad – isnâ€™t it obligatory if youâ€™re a blogger? First up, I need to say that I donâ€™t really get the way that people feel affronted when a product falls short of their expectations. Crap products are made all the time, and in a supply […]
MP3s, eBooks, Digitizing and â€˜The Experienceâ€™
So, the iPad is here – massive Dom Joly iPhone? half a laptop? eReader? The Daily Prophet for Muggles…? I read a couple of people on Twitter making claims that it was going to â€˜kill booksâ€™. In response I tweeted this quote from Douglas Adams, which I got via Neil Gaiman: â€œNothing is as good […]