Work is being reinvented by new technologies. We will explore several topics in this session: the new workplace with the example of Transplant, a Norwegian company operating from a remote fjord. The new business models with Alexander Osterwalder, and the open organization with Lee Bryant.
Online communities are becoming central to today's organizations. How do you engage people into them? Is there life beyond Facebook? What can really be achieved inside communities?
Crowd-sourcing is a buzz word that has been overused, but little has been said and researched about what it can really do for a project. What happens when you involve your clients and partners into the creation of new products and services? What is possible to outsource, what is not? Does involving your community into your every process scale?
Video games have long escaped the realm of nerdy teenagers to become one of the most important cultural product of our time - ahead of cinema and music. Now we hear our life will be "gamified", with many of the mechanisms invented in games showing up to our "real life". Is this really happening? What are the real possibilities and pitfalls of such a proposition? We will also talk about how games can be used to engage people into an activity like reading, and discuss the latest phenomena of the entertainment industry: transmedia.
by Marcel Kampman and Hasan Elahi
Stories from people with amazing lives and projects. Meet the guy who puts his life online to escape the FBI, a researcher who works on innovation and cultural differences, and the initiator of project dream school who wants to design a new and better place to teach and learn.
This session will explain show technologies that will invade our daily lives in the near future. See tomorrow's techs, their usages and applications.
With space tourism right around the corners, space is becoming an increasingly tangible possibility for more people on the planet. What are the current challenges and research going on in that field? This session will be about designing for spatial habitat, studying the sun, listening to space and the conquest of space.
by Brian Solis
Brian Solis discusses the notion of social currency, how the activity we have on social networks helps build an important asset: social capital.
Robert Scoble shares his latest discoveries (as of February 2011) while checking out start-ups in Silicon Valley and Western Europe. A technical evangelist and author, he's best known for his blog, Scobleizer.com.
In this talk, he argues that we're in a tech bubble again, at a point when several start-ups had raised several million dollars. But we need to consider what are the drivers this time round? Smartphones, huge growth in social media platforms, and new customers using emerging platforms.
by Alain Renk
Alain Renk describes "Unlimited Cities", a participatory platform used by architect to enable citizens to change their neighborhood. A rapid prototyping tool, this service aims at allowing people to bring their ideas and react to architectural or urbanistic proposals in a situated way.
2nd–4th February 2011