Archive for December, 2008
I’m off to Monterey CA for TED conference founder Richard Saul Wurman’s newer “Entertainment Gathering” Conference!
The speaker list is quite impressive with a seemingly circus like theme this year based on this cool pdf program floating around.
Some highlight speakers I’m craving to meet:
– Violin guru Joshua Bell
– X Prize founder Peter Diamandis
– Applied Minds inventor Bran Ferren
– Viral Global Dancing Matt Harding
– Egypt’s Indiana Jones Zahi Hawass
– HEROES writer Tim Kring
– Illustrator David Macaulay
– MIT MediaLab founder Nicolas Negroponte
– Technologists David Pogue
– Dirty Job’s dirty man Mike Rowe
– Mythbuster’s Adam Savage
– PIXAR co-founder Alvy Ray Smith
– Magician Jamy Ian Swiss
– Penn&Tellers Teller
– A floating Zepplin, idea makers, shakers, and creators everywhere! Plenty of surprises…
Wow! This is an awesome, AWESOME, freaking AWESOME opportunity!
Guru Seth Godin has a plan, to get a few amazing people in his office to work together for 6 months. Forget paying to get an MBA, go get an MBA-like experience for FREE!
“Here’s the program I’m interested in creating:
One hour a day of class/dialogue
Four hours a day of working on my projects
Three hours a day of working on your personal project
Five hours a day of living, noticing, doing and connecting”
Read about it here then apply!!!!! (I’d do the same, but not sure who would come work with me for free and learn, well, everything I blog which is free 🙂 )
Uploading photos online is very common (everyone should do this!). Creative Commons is a free way to protect yet share your photos online for creative uses while receiving credit. Sometime you receive a few emails that you ignore, and sometimes you realize Woa!!.
Meet Jeremy Keith. He took a picture and posted it on Flickr. He receives a few emails, and just says use what you want and credit me. Next thing he knows, 3 minutes into the Box office hit Iron Man movie is the picture he took being used as the background! Pretty awesome!
Read the whole story here.
Using cameras to navigate your interface has been around for some time, but just a refresher, here’s yet another one called FluidTunes! Only for MacOSX. Again cool, but overtime, I’m not sure if I’d use! Cool is not always usable in the long run, hence cool becomes uncool!