I’m really looking forward to heading to Utrecht in October to participate in the 2009 Design by Fire conference, as apart of what looks like a fine programme ranging from the very practical to, well, me.
Here’s the pitch for my talk from the site:
Closing keynote: “We have all the time in the world”
People, places, time. The triumvirate of factors at play in mobile, social, locative services might be familiar at the surface level to designers and developers.
Our relationships to each other, the cities and places we inhabit and navigate have been transformed in the last few years by the technology, products and services that we have designed — but what about that last one of the three — time?
Using examples from the development of Dopplr.com and other services — alongside historical and science-fictional perspectives — Matt will explore what we might call “neochronometry” and illustrate some directions we could take as interaction designers to treat time as a material.
Hope to see you there!