I’m off to Copenhagen for Reboot 10. Reboot is always a fun gathering. It might not be the most useful event but as part of a balanced conference diet, it’s got a unique European flavour.
As usual, I’m going to use the opportunity to talk about something a bit different to my usual web development spiels. This time I’ll be talking about The Transmission of Tradition, a subject I’ve already road-tested at BarCamp London 3:
This talk will look at the past, present and future of transmitting traditional Irish music from the dance to the digital, punctuated with some examples of the tunes. This will serve as a starting point for a discussion of ideas such as the public domain, copyright and the emergence of a reputation economy on the Web.
At the very least, it will give me a chance to debut that mandolin I picked up in Nashville.
This will be my third Reboot. My previous talks were:
I recently discovered the video of that last presentation. Jessica was kind enough to transcribe the whole thing. She also transcribed my talk from this year’s XTech. Go ahead and read through them if you have the time.
If you don’t have the time, you can always mark them for later reading using Instapaper. I love that app. It does one simple little thing but does it really well. Hit a bookmarklet labelled “read later” and you’re done.
Here’s a little sampling of documents I’ve marked for later reading:
- The Web Time Forgot by Alex Wright
- Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?, a report on Jan Chipchase
- A (very long) Conversation with Dopplr’s Matt Jones by Ryan Freitas
- Two Legs, Thing Using and Talking: The Origins of the Creative Engineering Mind by Professor F.T. Evans
Maybe I should fire them up in multiple tabs and read them on the flight to Denmark. Or I could spend the time brushing up on my Danish.
If you’re headed to Reboot, I’ll see you there. Otherwise …Farvel!