Category Archives: ETech2008

The Cute Cat Theory Talk at ETech

I’d forgotten just how much fun ETech is. Not only are the talks some of the most creative and innovative you can hear in the tech community, the room full of people is one of the most congenial, smart and … Continue reading

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Violet Blue at ETech

I’d expected Violet Blue‘s talk at ETech to be packed. After all, she’s a sex blogger, a professional sex educator, a columnist for the SF Chronicle, and her talk was on the topic of “Sexual Identity Online”. Perhaps it says … Continue reading

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ETech2008: Will social networks stabilize Iraq?

Noah Schactman spoke at ETech just before me – I regret that I’m only posting notes from his talk now, but there’s been thousands of miles of travel and a couple of very long meetings between then and now. Besides … Continue reading

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ETech2008: Paul Torens and modeling crowds

Dr. Paul M. Torrens from the Arizona State University School of Geosciences likes making people panic. Virtual people and virtual panic, that is. He studies crowd behavior, which involves putting virtual people into virtual disaster situations and seeing just what … Continue reading

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ETech2008: Why Sun wants to host your games

Eric Rodenbeck from Stamen Design shows some of the gorgeous work he and Mike Migurski do in visualizing large sets of data. We take a brief look at pollution maps, commuting time maps in London and then look closely at … Continue reading

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