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You are invited the next London Experience Design meeting, which is kindly supported and hosted by 01zero-one.
Pay Attention! Reports from the TED2006 and ETech
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) and ETech (the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference) are two of the most significant business, design and technology conferences of the year, and both took place in California in the last six weeks. We have brought together four participants to present their reflections and reports on these events, and inspire a more general discussion about contemporary trends and innovations in design and technology.
Wednesday 5 April 2006, 6:30 for 7 PM (until 8:45 PM)
01zero-one, Peter Street, Soho, London W1F 0HS
(on the corner of Hopkins Street and Peter Street)
There is no payment to attend.
Please email all enquiries to the above address.
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Reports: TED2006 and ETech
The theme for TED was 'The Future We Will Create...' with presentations addressing the changing nature of education and careers; brands, narrative, character and conflict; the value of simplicity; information visualisation and epidemiology; and micro-manufacturing.
ETech's theme was the 'attention economy'. Presentations included Linda Stone on the epidemic of continuous partial attention, Ray Ozzie on Microsoft's 'Live Clipboard', Danah Boyd on MySpace, Peter Cochrane on the impact of children on the future of technology, and Bruce Sterling on defining the future of smart objects. Discussions addressed humanising technology, augmented human intelligence, social navigation and filtering, and the 'architecture of participation'. Our reporters will be:
-- TED2006 (Monterey, CA, USA)
- Andy Hobsbawm, European Chairman, Agency.com
- Max Gadney, Head of Design & Audience Insight, BBC News Online
-- ETech 2006 (San Diego, CA, USA)
- Norman Lewis, Director of Technology Research, Wanadoo Group
- Lee Bryant, co-founder, Headshift
The event will be informal, anecdotal, thought-provoking, and (we hope) entertaining. Attendance will be limited to around 50.
Further information and references for the event, and list signup information, can be found at:
FUTURE EVENTS AND PLANS
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We are planning an Innovation Reading Circle, with a trial event in early May. The first two titles will be 'In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World' John Thackara (The MIT Press) and 'Shaping Things' Bruce Sterling (The MIT Press). If you would be interested in taking part in this trial event please send your name, affiliation (if any) and Web URI to:
For more on future plans, please see the introduction on the group home page (linked above).