Travel and conferences!
2014 was a whirlwind of traveling around the world and meeting wonderful designers, makers, and just generally nice people. Here are a few highlights:
TEDxBangaloreINDIA! The theme was “Challenge_____” and I gave a talk to challenge education through Technology, Making and Storytelling. It was amazing to learn so much about Indian culture through the other speakers and meet so many incredible inspired young entrepreneurs, technologists and designers.
It’s not India, but it’s still a long way from NYC. Through my keynote at Create West Virginia 2014 in gorgeous Glenville, WV I was part of the fascinating dialog around how the creative application of new economies can change communities both locally and globally. I spoke about “Exploring Emergent Technologies to Inspire New Futures”.
Forth Worth Museum of Science and History Celebrity Lecture Series
Science museums are awesome, and this one is no exception. In March I gave a talk about “How Our Robots Will Charm Us (And Why We Want Them To)” and was super flattered to join the ranks of other speakers who included David Pogue and Mark Frauenfelder.
UC Berkeley Robots and New Media
An entire day of nothing but robot talk. Artists, philosophers, legal experts, neuroscientists and others joined forces to explore what’s in store for our robotic future.
2014 Core77 Conference: Object Culture
Designer heaven! I was honored to be on the roster for Core77’s inaugural conference which took place in Brooklyn this past summer. We connected with the Core77 community through our talk on “Bringing Meaning to Objects Through Storytelling”.
MakerCon and Maker Faire 2014 (NYC and Bay Area)
The studio was part of not one, but TWO Maker Faires. Woohoo! Talks in New York and San Francisco gave people a glimpse behind the scenes of LEO the Maker Prince. At MakerCon we talked about smart objects and the Internet of Things.
UX London 2014
In addition to our talk on Making Meaningful Design in the Internet of Things we had a blast representing Smart Design and running a hands on workshop on sketching physical interactions with electronic prototyping.
Design Philadelphia: the xLAB on “Designing the Internet of Things”
“Digital Life: WIM Meet the Innovators” at the Apple Store
G.E. Design Conference 2014
3D Printing Meetup
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