The Twitter Thing
The Twitter phenomena continues to grow and fascinate. This report from the UK BBC connects ordinary household objects to the Twitter Universe.
RWW - source of story.
This story came from the RWW - the full article here.
Matt Jones - Webstock - Wellington 2009
The Demon Haunted World
If you are interested in exploring some interesting thinking behind all of the above, Helen Smith, IA/Design lead here at McGovern has been talking about this session from Matt Jones at the Wellington NZ Webstock 09 ever since since she heard it in February.
The Demon-Haunted World
"Since the 60s we've imagined the combination of computers and our environment would create both utopias and dystopias. Since the 80's we've seen academics, artists and corporate R&D labs prototype these futures from the top-down. Now, hackers are building sensors, bots and software into everything around them bottom-up, fast, cheap and out-of-control. They're creating environments that react, adapt and respond to us - and perhaps more importantly - each other:
The Demon-Haunted World. Matt's gives a whistlestop tour of those days of future past and pointers to some practical futures we can start building right now, together."
Video of presentation - plus download options, here.
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