Robert Patterson:Robin Dunbar line, 8 or 50 friend peaks,so there seems to be a natural limit to the number of contacts we can work with effectively and wait for it it fits magically into the Fenobacchi series - doesn't everything. He referred to Doug Wilms trajectory & development work which may be worth following up
John Husband: Wirearchy to Leonard Coen - everybody knows - then to how do you design a network - you just start it! After all a Network is nothing more than a dynamic n way flow of info and authority. John and I have swapped blog comments a few times and this was the first time I've met him, a very nice guy I see why the Seer Semple likes him so much.
Super efficient data centres - wow seems us control engineers have missed a whole market, they are finally putting feedback control loops into the coolers, unbelievable this was not done 20 years ago. Such a waste of energy - but good these Irish boys are building that in from day one
Now next was my favourite talk of the day a German artist took virtual world representations and placed them in the real world, i.e
a www.Shotcode.com is an interesting thought on painting code into cities, so by photographing the shotcode with your camera phone and hey presto - you know where you are, very green and very neat. First person shooter glasses - nice - was a way of putting a shooter game view on the real world by putting the gaming gun view into your glasses so you see it all the time.
World of Warcraft characters have a name label above there head, he has done work doing that for real funny and very very nice.
An other on bits getting lost in second life, i.e. the rendering of parts of the avatar, so he replicated that by mimicking it in a clothes range -neat.
Speech bubble works nice too real people with one walking around at parties. Maps into my thoughts on anonymity i.e you are anonymous on the internet in the real world your are much less so.
Analogue screens, Random Screen - 5x5 screen. With candles and beer cans mimicking a pixelled world in a real world place.
If any of this makes no sense see http://www.datenform.de - Aram Bartholl German artist.
Ross Mayfield - Socialtext CEO:leave the complexity in the people and keep the software
simple. Occupational spam is the use of cc/bcc - nice. Web 2.0 is sharing control to create
Cornucopia of commons checkout this blogpost. How can we utilise the gift economy with our info flows- how do we give info gifts and add value each time it's passed as a gift ?? Social capital is credit without the transaction costs - 50% of business costs in the US is the transactional cost.
http://www.dopplr.com Try it out from Matt Biddulf a good Welshman., let people know where you are travlleing to and people will meet up, I much prefer Social Software tools that let people what you plan to do and then we have a conversation or meet up, better than telling people what you have just done. Nice work Matt, simple and effective
http://www.unlekker.net show the work of a Norwegian Artist who does graphics code, very very nice work Windows Mystify 20 years after. This was shown during dinner.
Met lots of nice people many who asked what on earth are Shell doing here? We have people working for us too who need to communicate I said with a nice friendly smile on my face - Oh i see was generally the reply
Now sleep and more tomorrow including some work using Quantunm theory, now that will be right up my street