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Sachi and I are heading down to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive Festival, March 7-12. After taking a few years off, we're excited to be heading back. I'm going to be doing a short "Future 15" talk on Monday, March 11th at 4pm about the Art of Explanation in Room 616AB. I know a Monday afternoon time is tough, but I would be honored if you could attend.
Late last year I was invited to present at an event called Big Ideas Fest, which focuses on change and inspiration related to K-20 education. My presentation, entitled "Viral to Valuable" was about 15 minutes long and appeared during a track of the conference called "Scale and Spread", which related to scaling and spreading an idea. If you're interested in the Common Craft story and how we came to focus our business on video as a digital product, etc., I tell the story in this video: To find... Continue Reading
I'm excited to be one of the keynote speakers at the Training Magazine Conference and Expo. The event is in Atlanta, Georgia on February 13-14th. The event is set up to have multiple, short keynotes over the course of the conference and my talk will focus on the "Art of Explanation". Here's the description: While technology increases connectivity, connectivity increases complexity. The time between decisions is shrinking and the scale of information around each decision is exploding. How do... Continue Reading
A couple of months ago, I presented a 5 minute presentation at Ignite Seattle called "Where Goldfish Come From" that is based on my experience growing up as a son of a goldfish farmer in North Carolina. The Ignite series happens around the globe and each presenter has 20 slides that display for 15 seconds each, and auto-advance. It's a challenge to make it work, but I enjoy it. Here's the video: Learn more at BlueRidgeKoi.com
A few months ago I was contacted by AdLounge, an organization in Toronto, about an event they are hosting on June 16th called "Art from the Unexpected." The idea is to have 20 leaders, not formally known as artists, create pieces to be auctioned for charity. In this case, the charity is SKETCH, an organization that works with homeless and street-involved youth to engage in the arts. The idea sounded fun and I was happy that I could contribute to a charity event. So, I began work on my "... Continue Reading
Sachi and will be heading down to South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) March 13th-17th and I hope we'll see you there. We'll have plenty of stickers - just ask! I'll also be speaking, along with an excellent group of folks from the visual thinking world, at a panel discussion called "Shift Happens - Moving From Word to Pictures." The panel is on Monday (3/16) at 5pm 10am. Other panelists include: Sunni Brown Owner, BrightSpot Info Design Tom Crawford CEO, VizThink Dave Gray... Continue Reading
After having been out of town for four Seattle MindCamps prior to this one, I'm excited to finally get to attend. MindCamp, as it's described on the home page, is: "The self-organizing, digitally minded, entrepreneur-driven, overnight Seattle confab." Essentially, geeks and entrepreneurs get together for 24 hours and learn from each other in a free-form format, like Bar Camp or Foo Camp. This year it's hosted at the downtown office of Synapse, starting this Saturday morning,... Continue Reading
I'm heading to a couple of tech conferences this Fall and I'd love to meet you there. Gnomedex - Seattle, August 21-23 Nerds of all types converge on Seattle for Chris Pirillo's annual conference. This will be my 3rd one and it rarely disappoints. If you're headed to Seattle, or in Seattle and going to the conference, let me know. Blog World Expo - Las Vegas, September 20-21 This appears to be a big event. I'm fortunate to be particpating in a panel discussion called "... Continue Reading
I wouldn't call it disappointment, but rather a dose of reality. I spent the last week in Las Vegas at the Community 2.0 conference and with my family thereafter. Coming back, I must say that the trip gave me some much-needed perspective. Let me explain.We work from home. We make videos, we put them on the Web, people watch them. We track our views, our Technorati links, our mentions in Twitter, our blog comments. A good percentage of people we see in social situations in Seattle are aware... Continue Reading
Apparently, May 1st is RSS Awareness Day! I had no idea such a day existed, but it has it's own site at RSSday.org . Thanks to the nice folks at dailyblogtips.com for making our RSS in Plain English video part of the site - and day for that matter. I agree that RSS is one of those special technologies. It has the potential to positively impact virtually every Internet user at no cost. A big problem is awareness - it's hard for people to see how it could impact them until they give it a try.... Continue Reading
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