Dr. Moira Gunn talks with linguist and author, Geoff Nurnberg about his new book, Ascent of the A-Word, where he dives into the history of a term with origins dating back to World War II.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down and discusses the new book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ed Humes.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about the challenge of getting essential medicine to all people while navigating through the legal guarantees of drugs patents, from WTO reps, Keith Rockwell and Antony Taubman.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author and geneticist, Bryan Sykes from Oxford University about his working combining history, science, and experience of what it means to be an American.
Can you recall what it feels like when an opportunity is exploding, right in front of you? Like the gold rush in the United States in the 1800's, big data appears to be peaking right now. It certainly has gotten a lot of attention lately, but Mark Masden places it in context in this keynote address. Big data is just another phase of computer science and our use of computers to model, capture, and analyze business processes. Mark emphasizes that we avoid collecting data without a clear vision for its potential.
The Grateful Dead's legendary performances, and the grassroots tape-trading network that grew around them, multiplied the band's fan base and generated a distributed archive that sustains their worldwide musical and cultural legacy. Nicholas Meriwether is head deadhead of the Grateful Dead Archive at U.C. Santa Cruz. He is devoted to using Web 2.0 user experience theory and practice to organize accessible collections of those memories.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the death of the five-year plan and performance indicators now being used to chart a course for successful businesses with John Hagel, Co-Director from the Deloitte Center for the Edge.
Many ask, "What is the future of gaming?" The future is more difficult to determine without knowing the past. Sven Oliver "Svolli" Moll takes a step back in time to review and analyze the development, intricacies, and specifications of one of the most monumental gaming systems in history; The Atari 2600.
Like most travelers, Gus Balbontin loves new journeys. In this keynote, he shares a collection of stories about adventure. Some of them are about the history of Lonely Planet and some are about his own history with the company.
By leading the shift of Lonely Plant from print to ebooks and apps, he may be on his biggest adventure yet. But this isn't the first transformational journey Lonely Planet has been on. Balbontin shares three three lessons learned, to guide anyone wanting to take the ebook transformation journey.
We should be less concerned about what people can do with networks and pay more attention to what networks are doing in conjunction with people. This is the essential point that Jaap van Till expounds on in this brief lecture. He discusses the significance, for the telecom sector, of the Nobel Prize recently awarded for the political theory of The Commons and relates that to the 2010 revolts in Iran.