Rounding up dConstruct 2012

It’s been two weeks since the mind-blowing awesomeness of dConstruct 2012 and I’ve still got a brain full of the amazing knowledge bombs dropped by each and every speaker.

I’ve been keeping track of other people’s write-ups of the event too:

Hypernaked published a report.

Andrew Johns wrote down his thoughts, going through each talk in turn. He also wrote a follow-up post pointing out that one of the emergent themes of the conference was education.

Sjors Timmer wrote a review that cites Italo Calvino.

Happy Famous Artists pulled out three strands from the event:

  1. Digital is about beauty and about layers.
  2. The power of play.
  3. The interconnectedness of things through chance.

There’s a write-up over at info.nl called Playing with the future at the seams.

But I think my favourite write-up comes from Laura who did a report for Ubelly called Our Positions Of Power. It’s a thoughtful piece that pulls together multiple strands that emerged throughout the day. And you’ve gotta love the opening sentence:

After a weekend of reflection, I’ve decided that dConstruct 2012 had the best talks of any conference I’ve ever attended.

Some people took some great pictures at dConstruct. I like this set on Flickr.

Opening remarks Lethal glowsticks James Burke elicudates Still pondering what James said

Eva-Lotta drew some fantastic sketchnotes (as usual).

Seb Lee-Delisle: Pixels, Play, People & Lauren Beukes: Imagined Futures & Jason Scott: The Save Button Ruined Everything & Tom Armitage: Making Friends @ d.construct 2012 Tom Armitage: Making Friends & James Burke: Admiral Shovel and the Toilet Roll @ d.construct 2012

And Geri took a bunch of really nice pictures.

Seb Lee-Delisle Lauren Beukes Jeremy Keith

People said some very nice things on Twitter, Paul Swain wrote a very nice “thank you” post, and I even got a lovely postcard from an attendee.

Reading a lovely postcard from a @dConstruct attendee

If you want to re-live the magic, have a listen to the audio from dConstruct 2012.

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