Message from the past/message to the future
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Received today. A message from myself sent 5 years ago: Ironically, I found this in my junk mail folder.

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Visualizing the wireless
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It must have been a pain for the guys at Nearfield to draw all these little dotted circles, but it’s an effective way of highlighting the quantity of wi-fi devices of one sort or another around us.

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Technology Heirlooms video of talk at PSFK’s Good Ideas Salon
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PSFK posted the video of the talk I gave recently at their Good Ideas Salon in London. It’s about 30 minutes long and covers some of our thoughts in Cambridge around how people get sentimental about objects, particularly heirlooms, and how that might apply to digital and technological objects in the future. During the editing

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More TechFest coverage
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Nice article by Angela Gunn at BetaNews, that mentions Timecard, CellFrame and Family Archive, which we showed recently at Techfest (see my overview): “SDS has a knack for developing humble gadgets that you wish someone would sell you right here, right now; I personally yearn for my own Whereabouts Clock, which I believe I last

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Stripgenerator
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This is excellent fun. Make your own highly stylised cartoon strips. Naturally, I’ve gone with a very amusing topic for my first one. How very British. Stripgenerator v1.0.3

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Anab Jain at LIFT09
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Anab Jain, who spent a year and a half with our team in Cambridge, gave a great talk recently at the Lift09 conference. Part of the talk covered the work she did while part of the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre at the Royal College of Art. After that she talks about some of the concepts

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On the cleanliness of coal
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Nice spot from the Coen Brothers on clean coal. Coen Brothers, Dispelling the Myth of “Clean” Coal – PSFK.com

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Good Ideas bake-off
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A bit weird this. I did a talk a few weeks ago at an event in London organized by PSFK, the trends/blogging group based in NY. The event was called The Good Ideas Salon. They haven’t posted video of my talk yet, which is apparently coming. In the meantime, though, they are doing a strange

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NOTEBOOK 98-3 « LEBBEUS WOODS
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Lebbeus Woods, the architect, has started a series of posts on his notebooks. It sounds like this was a practice he went through and “finished” at some point, before moving on to other ways of working. That’s a little disappointing and goes against what I see as a lifetime practice. Still, I guess that depends

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Press coverage of TechFest 2009
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I mentioned during last week’s summary of our Techfest Booth that I’d write down a list of the coverage we got. A lot of this focussed on the Family Archive, designed as a piece of furniture into which a family could store their shared digital media, as well as shots of physical things, for reminiscing

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Favorite Photos of 2014

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The Internet of Why: A Smart Design Salon

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