Instructions and software for making a SixthSense device are available for free. The one element that throws me is having to use a Windows mobile device. There is an Android port in the works, but it doesn’t sound like there’s been much progress. There’s also a Java port underway, but again it seems to be […]
I’m bundled up at home, fighting off some kind of illness that makes it hard to stand long and to think. This is a darn shame because it means I’m going to miss this terrific event, organized by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and sponsored by Google: PghTech Women Network Launch We’re inviting women who work […]
"It’s true that new technologies have marginalized instant photography. But it was consumer-friendly innovation — easy, fun, instant — that made Polaroid cameras and film into mass hits in the first place. In a way, the company’s products were the digital photography of their time." From Consumed in the New York Times.
seedlings, originally uploaded by paul goyette. A new and interesting product development accelerator has been launched in Pittsburgh: Innovation Works announces the launch of AlphaLab, a catalyst for the next generation of software, interactive game design and Internet-related companies. Innovation Works created AlphaLab to help companies rapidly develop their technology, gain user feedback from early […]
Saturday night in Boston, and I’m too tuckered to take advantage of it. Between late night discussions the last two nights and early morning start times each day (OK, 9am, but it felt early), I’m worn thin. So I’ve settled for a few moments in the hotel bar. I love hotel and airport bars, the […]
Continuing my Cambridge/Boston nostalgia trip: I ate lunch at Legal Seafoods. When I was an undergrad, my parents were apparently concerned that I would not eat properly. So my dad gave me a credit card, and instructed me to eat at Legal Seafoods once a month. He’d eaten there when bringing me up to school […]
Today and tomorrow I’m in Boston for the Futures of Entertainment conference at MIT. This conference is looking at "developments such as user-generated content, transmedia storytelling, the rise of mobile media and the emergence of social networking." (Find liveblogging by members of the Convergence Culture Consortium here.) This is conference month for me: Last weekend […]
There are limits to my brand loyalty.