Archive: June 28th, 2012

The Evolution of the Web

A nice timeline visualisation of recent history.

The Manual

I’ve written a piece for issue three of The Manual. Despite that, it’s well worth getting your hands on a copy.

September in Brighton

Last September was a pretty amazing time to be in Brighton: dConstruct followed by Maker Faire followed by Update followed by Flash On The Beach and Improving Reality.

This September looks like it’s going to be equally amazing. The Brighton Digital Festival is back—an umbrella label for all the arts and technology events under one banner. There’s already some great stuff lined up.

September is going to kick off with Reasons To Be Creative, the conference formerly known as Flash On The Beach. It’s got a great line-up of speakers. I’m looking forward to having Dan, Meagan, Mark, Jon, Colly, Yaili and Hannah in town. Tickets go on sale in a couple of weeks.

With a one-two punch, Reasons is going to be immediately followed by dConstruct. A few quick notes about this year’s event…

  1. Tickets are still available. Not many, but they’re there. Grab one if you haven’t already.
  2. There are also still places available for most of the workshops. Remy’s HTML5 workshop is sold out but you can still grab a spot on Ethan’s responsive design workshop, Lyza’s mobile web workshop and Jonathan’s CSS workshop at the early-bird rate. Remember: a workshop also gets you complementary access to the conference day.
  3. If you work with a forward-thinking company and a bunch of you fancy coming to dConstruct, check out the sponsorship options. We’d love to have you on board.

And then, the day after dConstruct, it’ll be time for this year’s Maker Faire which promises to be bigger and even better than last year (and it was bloody brilliant last year).

I’ve also got a little something up my sleeve. I’m planning to put on an event the evening before dConstruct. It won’t be web-related but it will very much tie in to this year’s dConstruct theme, Playing With The Future.

Watch this space.

modl ∴ Malmö Open Device Lab

Now there’s a communal device testing lab in Malmö, Sweden too.

Are we in the future yet?

It’s not enough to have the same Photoshopped image from Back To The Future trotted out every. single. year. …now you can pass this meme around every minute of every day of every month of every year. Thanks a lot, Seb.

Rosetta on Vimeo

A beautiful short film about The Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project.