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Hasan Elahi on NPR’s Studio 360

May 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Last weekend, new media artist and Pop!Tech 2006 speaker Hasan Elahi was interviewed on NPR’s Studio 360 hosted by Kurt Andersen about Hasan’s website art project, Tracking Transcience.
The website has tracked Hasan’s life in all its mundane glory, in real time, for more than 5 years now. He began the project in [...]

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Pop!Tech “Pop!Casts” Released!

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Everyone here at Pop!Tech is excited to let you know that today we released our first twenty-two Pop!Casts, freely available online video and audio presentations available in both streaming and downloadable formats, on our newly refreshed website.
Available at www.poptech.org/popcasts, the Pop!Casts feature some of the very best presentations from the 2006, 2005 (and eventually 2004) [...]

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Architecture for Humanity Gets a New Logo Through Flickr Competition

March 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Architecture for Humanity has announced that they have selected a winning logo from their online design competition. They gathered 65 jurors from across the globe to select finalists from more than 800 entries. The coolest part of it all…the whole competition was conducted on Flickr. You can see the work of all the finalists online. [...]

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eBay Puts a Ban on Listings for Virtual Items

February 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The online auction site eBay has put a kibosh on any listing for virtual goods used in multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft. However, the company has exempted Second Life from this decision and will allow trade to continue is the online community.
eBay spokesman Hani Durzy told CNET that “We think there is [...]

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Happy World Usability Day 2006!

November 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Today, November 14th, is World Usability Day. This day was designated to promote “the value of usability engineering and user-centered design and the belief that every user has the responsibility to ask for things that work better.”
Today is a day to think about the objects and systems around you and ask the questions: “Why doesn’t [...]

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