The first full day of ‘conference’ opened with the best ‘emerging tech’ we were to see all day. It was a late addition to the program and happened because Tim saw him at TED. (so much for the submission process). Jeffery Han shared the touch table interface for the computer. This is actually sexy technology – sensual and very embodied.
We had Artificial Artificial Intelligence with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – basically it is micro-outsourcing to india (as far as I can tell) and yesturday R0ml in keeping with presentation as performance art said what they were up to at Root was Artificial artificial artificial intelligence.
Clay had Hobbs and Rousseau argue about Dave Winer to articulate the need to develop a pattern language for moderation. This is to address the Freedom to Annoyingness curve of online community space. This is vital to supporting the encoding bargain we are making with social tools about freedom of speech.
There was Playsh that was like MUD text searching on the web (I think)
Mary Hodder presented on itags followed by Dana Boyde on Glocalization and what happens we we mash global and local together. It was a great articulation of some anthro and ethnography for the geeks to get what online community is about. (i will post details later)
The best study people do something cool application has to be Reep’s Trampoline Collaboration Platform. From his research of on one of the scilly island’s St Agnes. They have only 80 residents.
Last night they had a mini-maker faire it was really fun. Glowing clothing, roomba cock fights, “new” attari games,