Worth Noting This Week 22-Oct-2010

October 23, 2010

in Worth Noting This Week

After a week on the road and pretty disconnected, I collected a series of news and interesting links from the usual suspects (TED, Lift…). Instead of a photo, today I’m including an extract from the Design Mind Salon with Bill Buxton (+ Tjeerd Hoek and Marcel Kampman) on “how design triggers transformation”.

  • The 99% Conference announced the Early-Bird Offer for the 2011 but they went sold out in a blink, so you should hurry up to secure one of the remaining regular tickets! 99% will take place in New York on May 5-6, 2011
  • Pop!tech is taking place NOW and you can follow the live stream here. It’s rare for a major conference to do free live streaming these days, so enjoy it!
  • The 2011 TED Prize winner has been announced and the winner is… an anonymous person that goes by the initials of JR: “JR is creates what might be called “pervasive art.” Working with a team of volunteers in various urban environments, he mounts enormous black-and-white photo canvases that spread on the buildings of the slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle East, on broken bridges in Africa, and across the favelas of Brazil. These images become part of the local landscape and capture people’s attention and imagination around the world”. TED Prize Director Amy Novogratz said that “JR’s mind-blowing creations have inspired people to see art where they wouldn’t expect it and create it when they didn’t know they could”

  • O’Reilly Conferences has launched a new event:  Strata 2011 (February 01 – 03, 2011). Strata will focus on the business and practice of data. From the official description: “Unprecedented computing power and connectivity are bringing new layers of experience to our lives: a change that brings both opportunity and the challenge of new technologies and skills. The future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully“. (Via Pandemia)
  • The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils on Design and Innovation has launched a challenge for “the world’s interactive designers to develop cutting-edge visualizations of some of the information we have gleaned from our Global Agenda Council members“. The prize will be USD 3,000 it will be showcased at the Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai at the end of November. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2010

Upcoming:

Cinekid – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 27-28 October, 2010

At Cinekid’s two-day conferencetop-notch speakers share best practices, the latest in technical opportunities, new narratives and alternative production paths. This special event is not only for producers of children’s media, but for anyone who needs to be up-to-date and in the know. Since families with young children are today’s early adopters, children’s media is constantly leading in innovation. This year’s first edition reveals the secrets to success in new production platforms, animation and scriptwriting for children.

**Update**

ACM Multimedia 2010 Conference – Florence, Italy – 25-29 October, 2010

ACM Multimedia 2010 is the worldwide premier multimedia conference and a key event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products. The Conference offers to scientists and practitioners in the area of Multimedia plenary scientific and technical sessions, tutorials, panels and discussion meetings on relevant and challenging questions for the next years horizon of multimedia. The Interactive Art program ACM Multimedia 2010 will provide the opportunity of interaction between artists and computer scientists and investigation on the application of multimedia technologies to art and cultural heritage.

Thanks to Gianpaolo D’Amico for the reminder.

  • Damico

    Hi Gianfranco….you missed this: http://www.acmmm10.org/

    • http://www.gchicco.com Gianfranco Chicco

      You’re right Gianpaolo, just updated the article. Thanks.

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