This is the talk I gave at the border:none event in Nuremberg last month. I really enjoyed it. This was a chance to gather together some thoughts I’ve been mulling over for a while about how we approach front-end development today …and tomorrow.
Warning: it does get quite ranty towards the end.
Also: it is only now that the video is released that I see I spent the entire talk looking like a dork with a loop of wire sticking out of the back of my head.
Frank’s fantastic closing talk from this year’s Build. There’s a lot of great stuff in here about interaction design, and even more great stuff about what’s been happening to the web:
We used to have a map of a frontier that could be anything. The web isn’t young anymore, though. It’s settled. It’s been prospected and picked through. Increasingly, it feels like we decided to pave the wilderness, turn it into a suburb, and build a mall. And I hate this map of the web, because it only describes a fraction of what it is and what’s possible. We’ve taken an opportunity for connection and distorted it to commodify attention. That’s one of the sleaziest things you can do.
A terrific lighting talk by Scott on the need to think bigger. The solution to long-term issues is rarely “start a company”—we need to think more about creating a shared infrastructure …just like the internet.
A wonderful presentation by time-traveller Bret Viktor.
I gave the opening keynote at the Beyond Tellerand conference a few weeks back. I’m talked about the web from my own perspective, so expect excitement and anger in equal measure.
This was a new talk but it went down well, and I’m quite happy with it.
My presentation from the Industry conference in Newcastle a little while back, when I stepped in for John Allsopp to deliver the closing talk.
This is a superb talk by Mark Lynas who once spearheaded the anti-GM movement, and who has now completely changed his stance on genetically-modified crops. Why? Science.
You are more likely to get hit by an asteroid than to get hurt by GM food. More to the point, people have died from choosing organic, but no-one has died from eating GM.
In a very mundane take on the cliché of a climactic showdown, I’ll be having a chat with Paul Boag at the top of Spinnaker Tower in February. Come on by if you’re in the neighbourhood.
All the talks from this year’s excellent Full Frontal conference in Brighton, available in audio form for your huffduffing pleasure.
These three talks are worth your time.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Chris and Dave on the Shop Talk Show. It is now available for your listening and huffduffing pleasure.
There’s a whole series of sci-fi related events going on at the British Library.
A visual representation of each track on the new Girl Talk album.
A frightening tale of just how badly Google messed up with the lack of privacy controls on Buzz.
A blog of all the best bits of Radio 4.
Some good advice on preparing presentations.
Live in the Washington DC area? Be sure to make it along to this on February 29th.
David follows up on my talk at St Paul's with cornucopia of thoughts and links that's more in-depth than the talk itself.
This video of David Byrne from Stop Making Sense era Talking Heads is as brilliant and wacky as you'd expect. David Bynre is teh awsum.
I say, bally jerry pranged his cabbage crate right in my how's your father into the drink.
Meri has created a wiki where would-be speakers can get advice and mentoring from established speakers. I don't know if I'm established but I'm offering my services.
How to set up iChat to use your Gmail address for a Jabber account (useful for Twitter). I set this up a while back but recently a few people have been asking about this.
This transcript of Pat'n'Bruce's talk at the Geek in the Park makes for a great, thought-provoking read.
Here's how you can set up iChat to work with Google Talk.
Audio from Reboot 7. Ben Hammersley, Cory Doctorow and more.