What an excellent example of a responsive calendar!
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
The schedule for Patterns Day
There are only seventeen more days until Patterns Day. Squee!
I’ve got a plan now for how the day is going to run. Here’s the plan:
There was a great response to my call for sponsors. Thanks to Amazon Video, we’ll have video recordings of all the talks. Thanks to Deliveroo, we’ll have coffee and tea throughout the day …and pastries in the morning! …and popcorn in the afternoon!!
You’re on your own for lunch. I’ve listed some options on the website, but I should add some more.
I have to say, looking at the schedule for the day, I’m very excited about this line-up. To say I’m looking forward to it would be quite the understatement. I can’t wait!
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Matt takes a look at the history of scheduled broadcast media—which all began in Hungary in 1887 via telephone—and compares it to the emerging media context of the 21st century; the stream.
If the organizing principle of the broadcast schedule was synchronization — millions seeing the same thing at the same time — then the organizing principle of the stream is de-contextualization — stories stripped of their original context, and organized into millions of individual, highly personalized streams.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Schedule
There’s just a few more weeks to go until the third and final Responsive Day Out and I can’t wait! It’s going to be unmissable so, like, don’t miss it. If you haven’t already got your ticket, it’s not too late. And remember: it’s a measly £80.
On June 19th, follow the trail of eager geeks to the Corn Exchange at the Brighton Dome, a short walk from the train station. We’ll be using the main Dome entrance on Church Street and registration starts at 9am, with the first talk at 10am.
I’ve already talked about the topics that will be covered on the day. Here’s what I’m planning for the day’s schedule (subject to change):
|09:00 - 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 - 10:20||Alice|
|10:20 - 10:40||Rachel|
|10:40 - 11:00||Alla|
|11:00 - 11:15||Chat with Alice, Rachel, and Alla|
|11:15 - 11:45||Break|
|11:45 - 12:05||Zoe|
|12:05 - 12:25||Jason|
|12:25 - 12:45||Heydon|
|12:45 - 13:00||Chat with Zoe, Jason, and Heydon|
|13:00 - 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 - 14:50||Jake|
|14:50 - 15:10||Ruth|
|15:10 - 15:30||Peter|
|15:30 - 15:45||Chat with Jake, Ruth, and Peter|
|15:45 - 16:15||Break|
|16:15 - 16:35||Rosie|
|16:35 - 16:55||Lyza|
|16:55 - 17:15||Aaron|
|17:15 - 17:30||Chat with Rosie, Lyza, and Aaron|
|17:30 - ??:??||Pub!|
Now, what with it being a measly £80, don’t expect much in the way of swag. In fact, don’t expect anything in the way of swag. You won’t even get a lanyard; just a sticker. There won’t be any after-party; we can all just wander off to the nearby pubs and cafés instead. And lunch won’t be provided. But that’s okay, because Street Diner will be happening just up the road that day, and I’ve already confirmed that The Troll’s Pantry will be present—best burgers in Brighton (or anywhere else for that matter).
It’s going to be such a great day! Like I said …unmissable.
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Marc and I have chatted before about the challenges involved in arranging the flow of talks at a conference. It’s great that he’s sharing his thoughts here.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
dConstruct 2014 schedule
I’ve published the schedule for this year’s dConstruct. Curating an event like this doesn’t stop when the speakers have been finalised. Figuring out the flow of the day is another aspect that I really wanted to get right. It’s like making a mixtape.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve got planned …but maybe I’ll add the “subject to change” caveat just in case I change my mind:
|Aaron Straup Cope|
Regardless of what order the talks end up in, I’m really excited about seeing every single one of them.
Warren’s talk is simply called “A Cunning Plan”:
Inventing the next twenty years, strategic foresight, fictional futurism and English rural magic: Warren Ellis attempts to convince you that they are all pretty much the same thing, and why it was very important that some people used to stalk around village hedgerows at night wearing iron goggles.
Jen’s is “Enigmas, not Explanations: a Speculative Nonfiction”:
A wander through indescribable projects, magical realisms, and the fantastical present. A speculation on resonances within the network and the good that can come from making questions without answers.
Clare will talk about “Memes for Cities”:
A giant water slide. A talking lamppost. A zombie chase game. These recent city interventions were enabled by networks of people, technology and infrastructure, making the world more playful and creating change. In this Playable City talk, Clare will take on the functional image of a future city, sharing how to design playful experiences that change our relationships with the places we live and work.
Aaron’s talk is intriguely titled “Still Life with Emotional Contagion”.
I love where Brian is going with “Humans Are Only a Self-driving Car’s Way of Making Another Self-driving Car”:
Over 10,000 years ago we lived in balance with the network. Since then we’ve tried to control, rule and bend it to our whims. In all that time, we’ve never asked ourselves if we’re building something that controls us?
Mandy will be talking about “Hypertext as an Agent of Change”:
Mandy Brown contemplates how hypertext has changed us, and what change is yet to come.
Leila’s talk will be the autobiographical “Running Away with the Circus”:
Lessons of launching your own magazine and event series, how to make it work, what not to do, and how to keep the right attitude and get interesting stuff done against the odds.
Tom will take us on a journey to 2030:
Privacy’s dead. What happens next?
And finally, Cory will declare “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free”:
There are three iron laws of information age creativity, freedom and business, woven deep into the fabric of the Internet’s design, the functioning of markets, and the global system of regulation and trade agreements.
You can’t attain any kind of sustained commercial, creative success without understanding these laws — but more importantly, the future of freedom itself depends on getting them right.
They all sound bloody brilliant!
There are still plenty of tickets left so if you haven’t got your ticket to dConstruct yet (what’s wrong with you?), you can grab one now.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Responsive Day Out 2: The Scheduling
Responsive Day Out 2 is just ten days away. If you’ve got a ticket, I’ll see you there. If you haven’t got a ticket, sorry; they’re all sold out. But despair not—some people who have tickets can’t make it and they’re looking to transfer theirs:
Either way, if you can make it to Brighton on Friday, June 27th, you’re in for a treat.
The location is the Corn Exchange at the Brighton Dome, a short walk from the train station. We’ll be using the main Dome entrance on Church Street. Just follow the geeks.
Bring along your ticket (either on paper or on a screen) or some form of ID. If you have a ticket and you can’t make it after all, feel free to transfer it to someone else: there’s a link in the email you got when you registered that will allow you to update the attendee details.
As with last year, the event will be a fast-paced affair, with each section chunked into groups of three back-to-back fast talks followed by a joint discussion with all three speakers.
I’ve grouped the talks into sections that are roughly thematically-related. The day will kick off with a section grouped around planning and process. Then there’ll be a more technology-focused section. After lunch, there’ll be a more big-picture, strategic section. At least one of the talks in each section will be based around a case study.
The one exception to the format is the final section of the day. That’s all Ethan, all the time. It will be Ethantastic.
The order might end up changing, but here’s what I’ve got planned:
|–||Chat with Stephen, Sally, and Ida.|
|–||Chat with Rachel, Dan, and Yaili.|
|–||Chat with Oliver, Kirsty, and Stephanie.|
|–||Chat with Ethan.|
Now, just to make sure that your expectations are in check, remember that this is a very rough’n’ready spit’n’sawdust kind of event. You won’t be getting a conference programme. You won’t even be getting a lanyard. Lunch is not provided (but Street Diner will be on that day—yay!). There is no pre-party. There is no after-party. And if you want a cup of tea or a coffee, it’ll cost ya.
Basically, every expense has been spared for this. There’s only aspect where we haven’t cut any corners, and that’s with the speakers. I can guarantee you a day of excellent talks.
See you next Friday!
Monday, March 3rd, 2008
An iPhone-optimised schedule for South by Southwest.
Look what Taylor made: a handy schedule of everything going on at South By Southwest. Smart kid.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
SG Foo Camp schedule
Thanks to my life-saving inflatable mattress, I managed to get a decent night’s sleep. A full day of sessions is about to kick off so I’m going to fortify myself with plenty of coffee.
But markup comes before coffee. I’ve copied down the schedule (as it currently stands) from the whiteboard and turned it into a nice portable hCalendar:
If you’re here, you might want to subscribe to the schedule and stick it on your phone (or any other device with a calendar).