Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
What's Next In Marketing & Advertising
From: paulisakson, 1 day ago
A presentation I gave at space last week (3/21/08) for our monthly "what's next" lunches where different people are asked to present some things that are going on in their area of specialty or an assigned topic. I was asked to share some thoughts on what's next in marketing, so this is what I pulled together. Not a lot new if you keep up on the planner and marketing-related blogs, but still might be of interest in connecting some of the conversations. It goes a lot faster than the number of slides suggests. Feel free to share any thoughts or feedback...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond
From: ricmac, 1 week ago
Richard MacManus looks at the top trends covered on ReadWriteWeb in early 2008; such as Websites becoming web services, Semantic Apps, Open Data, Mobile Web, Recommendation Engines.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Contact one Laptop Per Child
In a wide-ranging talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran explores how brain damage can reveal the connection between the internal structures of the brain and the corresponding functions of the mind. He talks about phantom limb pain, synesthesia (when people hear color or smell sounds), and the Capgras delusion, when brain-damaged people believe their closest friends and family have been replaced with imposters.
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group. As he points out, humans have been banding together to work collectively since our days of hunting mastodons.
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding --she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
With all the intensity and brilliance he is known for, Alan Kay gives TEDsters a lesson in lessons. Kay has spent years envisioning better techniques for teaching kids. In this talk, after reminding us that "the world is not what it seems," he shows us how good programming can sharpen our picture. His unique software lets children learn by doing, but also learn by computing and by creating lessons themselves.