complex information spaces of all kinds.
New York City, October 4 and 5, 2007
Rachel Abrams is a writer and designer. As creative director of Turnstone Consulting in New York, she tells stories for and about places and spaces. Designing people-friendly, technology-mediated experiences in this collaborative practice, she deals in widespread content: Words that illustrate and pictures that explain. For some clients, that means communications strategy and copywriting, for others, interaction design and consulting.
Jake is principal of Local Projects, LLC, a design firm that creates media installations for museums and public spaces. Local Projects recent work includes Interaction Design for StoryCorps at Grand Central Terminal and Ground Zero, "Timescapes" the new three-screen introductory theater for the Museum of the City of New York, and the jetBlue StoryBooth at Rockefeller Center. He is a 2006 finalist for the National Design Award for Communications from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, and he has two gold,one silver and one bronze medals from IDSA.
Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as the Venice Biennale; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Kulturbahnhof, Kassel, Germany; The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia; and The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in New York. Elahi recently was invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern in London, Pop!Tech, and at at the American Association of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University.
Information Design Strategist
Sylvia Harris is New York City's "Public Designer". She has devoted twenty-five years to the design and management of public-interest communications.
David Rose is a technology visionary and serial entrepreneur. At Ambient Devices he is pioneering the new consumer category of glanceable technology: embedding Internet information in everyday objects (lamps, mirrors, watches and wearables) to make the physical environment an interface to digital information.
Kevin Slavin is the Managing Director and co-Founder of area/code. He has worked in corporate communications for technology-based clients for 13 years, including IBM, Compaq, Dell, TiVo, Time/Warner Cable, Microsoft, Wild Tangent and Qwest Wireless.
Everything is Miscellaneous
The Wall Street Journal called him a "marketing guru." He's the co-author of the The Cluetrain Manifesto, the bestseller that cut through the hype and told business what the Web was really about. He's been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He's written for the "Fortune 500" of business and tech journals, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Guardian, and Wired.
The Machine is Us/ing Us
Wesch graduated summa cum laude from the Kansas State University Anthropology Program in 1997 and returned as a faculty member in 2004 after graduate studies at the University of Virginia. There he pursued research on social and cultural change in Melanesia, living in the Mountain Ok region of Papua New Guinea for a total of 18 months from 1999-2003. Wesch has received numerous grants and fellowships for his research, including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, Explorer's Club Grant, and a Fulbright-Hays International Dissertation Research Fellowship.
Alex Wright (Photo by Tim Gasperak)
Alex Wright is a writer and information architect who currently works for the New York Times. His first book, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, was released in 2007 by Joseph Henry Press.
IDEA 2007 is a single-track event taking place over 2 days.
|Thursday, October 4|
|9:00am||Introduction to the conference|
|4:15pm||Hasan Elahi, Tracking Transience|
|Friday, October 5|
|9:00am||Introduction to Day 2|
|9:30am||19 Cities, 20 Million People, 21st Century, Radical Media|
|11:30pm||New York City's 311 - Chenda Fruchter|
|2:15pm||Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg|