Home Page. Cell phones, 3D TV, video chat: all predicted in 1954 video. 1954 GE film on future consumer technology shows man talking on pocket phone, 3D flat-screen television mounted on the wall, and the ability to store and retrieve programming.
A film unearthed from the GE archives predicts the future of consumer technology, with some innovations that quite accurately predict some of the devices that have just come on the scene over the past decade. For example, the film predicts that the space-age home will have a device hooked to the television that's similar to a DVR, except that it's controlled by an analog dial versus a remote or on-screen display. Mind Mapping. The Designer as Curator. By David Sherwin - November 8, 2011 The above slides are from a talk called "Information Architecture: Making Information More Accessible and Useful," which I gave at the HOW Interactive Conference in San Francisco on November 2nd.
The conference was a three-day event focused on helping designers with a background in graphic design make the leap to creating websites, apps, and interactive experiences. The talk was about how designers can help people make use of information—both find and act upon it. The core of the talk was a recent trip that I took to the SFMOMA to see a career retrospective of Dieter Rams's work. I re-told the story of this trip multiple times over the course of the talk, considering the continual overlap of information in physical and digital systems, and how conceptually they can blur together. How the Past Saw the Present. 11 Astounding Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True. Many literary forecasts of our technological future have already come to pass: the atomic bomb, the submarine, and even the iPad.
Discovering passages of science fiction that turned out to be eerily accurate predictions is certainly quite entertaining. It’s also a point of controversy among Sci-FI enthusiasts.
CPA Presentation. The Bamboo Project Blog: A Primer on Pecha Kucha for Learning. Janet Clarey and I are preparing for a session at the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning conference where we intend to use the pecha kucha presentation style to share several social media tools.
This got me to thinking about how pecha kucha is an excellent (and fun) tool for learning, so in this post I'm pulling together a quick little primer on pecha kucha for learning. What is Pecha Kucha? Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) is a presentation format originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein-Dytham Architecture. Think of it as presentation haiku--a highly structured environment for expressing ideas concisely and clearly. A pecha kucha presentation consists of 20 PowerPoint slides, 20 seconds per slide, for a total presentation time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.