Laurent Haug writes at Lift Blog
Former Lift speakers Matt Jones and Fabien Girardin will be back in Switzerland in 10 days to speak at the Conférence TechnoArk 2010 Nicolas Nova and I prepared for the The Ark Foundation.
The topic for the day will be “The New Digital Spaces”, and we will welcome 13 speakers from Switzerland, UK and France for a day of presentations and workshops.
Looking forward to it, and hopefully I’ll be able to develop some of the themes discussed last week at the Microsoft Research Symposium on ” The city as platform”.
I’ll be giving a short talk about the work of our studio – focussing on what we call “Immaterials” – at the CAT London event next Thursday, 19th November.
Friends-Of-BERG Adam Greenfield, Kevin Slavin and Iain Tait will be prognosticating also, so it promises to be a fine day of futurity and fun.
Hope to see some of you there.
Just a quick note to say that Jack is in NYC today speaking at the IDEA conference.
It’s an amazing line-up, where he’ll be presenting BERG’s work alongside Paola Antonelli of MOMA, Perry Chen of Kickstarter, David Chang of Momofuku restaurants and… Kid Sister! Hopefully he will remember get her autograph for me.
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!
Our Yahoo! talk from this January (also hosted by Adaptive Path for an evening performance) is now online, with slides and notes.
Read The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Interaction Design, jokes about nuns and all.
(Apologies for the silence here recently. On top of the SF trip, we’ve being working in Helsinki, had a couple of consultancy and user experience gigs on, and it was time for accounts. That’s all done now though… finishing off a RFID research and prototyping project is next.)