In the Air
October has been a busy month, and the wheels are continuing to turn. Some of the things I've been involved with, up to, or invoked in recently include:
- My second piece for Medium went live last week, recounting my impressions both testing Google's Glass for the first time, and seeing a room full of other people experiencing it for the first time. The odd experience revealed a gap between our expectations and the reality of new technology.
- Friend and fellow future-traveler Eric Garland was kind enough to interview me as part of his ongoing series of discussions with authors, thinkers, and commentators. We talked about my work in the seams between foresight and design.
- Superflux were kind enough to give some space to "Sailing the Seas of Superdensity" as a guest essay.
- I looked at the hype-vs-reality of graphene, the new material pitched as the next big thing in materials science, over at Quartz.
- Videos are now up for Improving Reality held in September in Brighton, including videos of the panel I chaired, with talks from Farida Vis, Georgina Voss, Justin Pickard and Paula Le Dieu, and our panel discussion. I encourage you to watch the whole day, as each talk was fantastic.
- Anab Jain and Justin Pickard were kind enough to mention some of my work in their excellent respective Poptech talk and Guardian articles recently.
- It looks like I'll be contributing to Architzer soon, so keep an eye out for those links if such things interest you.
- A couple of fun speaking announcements are coming very soon as well...
Last but not least, I'm on the road again for the next few weeks, spending time in London, where I'll be speaking to students at the RCA Design Interactions program on the 18th of November, in Brighton, spending time with my friends at Lighthouse Arts, and possibly sidetrips to Amsterdam and Barcelona. Follow on Twitter for updates, and please give a shout if you want to connect or set up a talk.