assuming I can get out of work in time, I’m hoping to go over to Bondi Junction and see Cory Doctorow talk about ‘the digital future’. Reviews of the Melbourne talk sound good. Details of the Sydney talk are here.
Today is all about interactive timelines. Here’s a few you might want to look at if you’re ever after some precedents/benchmarks etc. (And a few accidentally found cool interactive maps).
Golan Levin’s. Not quite an interactive timeline but v. cool
from the Smithsonian Institution
Includes an interactive timeline, but also a great method for browsing *lots* of content using multiple filters
We’re talking about unconferences (what are they?), should a chick blogging conference be included as a stream in a larger Downunder Web Conference? (If so, which one). And, is Ben Barren the appropriate champion for Aussie women who blog?
Come, join the fun :)
So, Malcolm Gladwell got me thinking about focus groups the other day. Actually, he got me thinking about the characteristics of groups and the way that people perform when in front of their peers, as well as perfect strangers.Malcolm was kind of talking about his recent article in the New Yorker, and gave this overview of a ‘taxonomy of reason-giving':
[Tilly says] … We employ four kinds of explanations, he says: conventions (social formulae), stories (common sense narratives), codes (legal formulae) and technical accounts (specialized stories). And we get into trouble when we use one kind of reason in a context where another is necessary….