Lift 11 schedule

Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Thursday 3rd February 2011

  • Online Communities

    by Chris Heathcote

    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?

    At 9:00am to 10:30am, Thursday 3rd February

    Coverage video

  • Crowd-sourcing, bottom-up innovation and co-creation

    by Brian Solis and Steve Portigal

    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?

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Thursday 3rd February

  • Games, beyond Gamification and transmedia

    by David Calvo, etienne and Steffen P Walz

    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.

    At 2:00pm to 3:15pm, Thursday 3rd February

Friday 4th February 2011

  • Stories

    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.

    At 11:30am to 12:45pm, Friday 4th February

  • Near futures

    by Kevin Slavin and Vlad Trifa

    This session will explain show technologies that will invade our daily lives in the near future. See tomorrow's techs, their usages and applications.

    At 2:00pm to 3:15pm, Friday 4th February

    Coverage video

  • Deep space

    by Jennifer Magnolfi, Lucie Green, honor harger and Claude Nicollier

    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.

    At 3:45pm to 5:30pm, Friday 4th February


  • Post Digital Geopolitics

    by Ben Hammersley

    Coverage video

  • Social currencies

    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.

    Coverage video

  • Trends and Projects from Silicon Valley

    by Robert Scoble

    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.

    Coverage video

  • Unlimited Cities

    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.

    Coverage video