Favorites of 2010
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A new year, so time to go through the 4,400 shots I’ve taken this year to pick out my favorites. I was surprised to see that this is the 7th year I’ve done this. 44 images this year, which is pretty much in line with last year’s 42 images + 1 video. It’s a totally

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Techfest 2010: Some Technology Heirlooms
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We recently took part in TechFest 2010, the latest in Microsoft Research’s show and tell events, with a booth that we entitled “The Future of Looking Back”. TechFest is primarily a way for people in Research to meet people in Microsoft’s product groups who are interested in similar topic areas. It’s a sort of trade

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An Introduction to Technology Heirlooms
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I’ve mentioned fleetingly in the past the work we’re doing in Cambridge around Technology Heirlooms. Mostly I’ve pointed to the odd paper or presentation that we’ve published. Thank you if you’ve had the patience to either read or watch what I’ve referenced. I’m going to stretch your patience further though, since I thought it might

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Nowhere Girl
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Odd the things you find now that humanity is dumping its combined knowledge of useless ephemera online. It’s as good a place as any for it, I guess. Exhibit A,  the video for the song “Nowhere Girl” by flash-in-the-pan band, B-Movie. My roommate Nick Mellor and I obsessed over this one in our study at

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"3D photos from 1850s Japan" https://t.co/fNwxMFCRJ6
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Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram https://t.co/jxpVwWnvQS via @archdaily
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RT @ChrisBishopMSFT: Great to be invited to @CNBC this morning to discuss the influence of #AI on all aspects of our lives https://t.co/b80…
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"Frodo's trip to Mordor as a Google Map" https://t.co/S7vuML652R
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RT @SimpleHaptics: Happy 25th anniversary Microsoft Research! @MSFTResearch Two amazing & life-defining internships during my PhD.Thx @wasb…
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The Design Products course at the Royal College of Art is seeking a new tutor, for those who may be looking. https://t.co/4DYcjW6nbR @RCA
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