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  1. 1. TECH TechLearn2009 Cliff Landis clifflandis.net
  2. 2. Our ability to create is that which makes us uniquely, wonderfully human. www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/545354106
  3. 3. http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2009-04-11/
  4. 4. Genes Those selfish little buggers! www.flickr.com/photos/35409814@N00/378344978
  5. 5. Look at life from the perspective of a grain of rice… www.flickr.com/photos/13812811@N00/2870155828
  6. 6. •Variation •Selection •Replication
  7. 7. Memes www.flickr.com/photos/62183326@N00/2092969737
  8. 8. I can haz lolspeak? www.flickr.com/photos/91525158@N00/405077635
  9. 9. http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
  10. 10. Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch- phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation.” -- Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976)
  11. 11. Look at how we organize books… www.flickr.com/photos/38134298@N00/2654453457
  12. 12. But why not by color? www.flickr.com/photos/41894194320@N01/839927986
  13. 13. Unfortunately, bad ideas (and memes) don’t die easily www.flickr.com/photos/35034347820@N01/172257764
  14. 14. Temes (technological memes)
  15. 15. •Variation •Selection •Replication
  16. 16. TEME THEMES
  17. 17. Teaching the Machine http://recaptcha.net/ http://www.slideshare.net/misteroo/all-about-google-presentation
  18. 18. Robotics
  19. 19. Where’s my vodka-tonic-bot? (and my leisure suit?) http://www.flickr.com/photos/sots/1271028593/
  20. 20. Well, it’s a start… www.flickr.com/photos/29904699@N00/252196607
  21. 21. Okay, so maybe they don’t start out cute…. www.flickr.com/photos/8769295@N07/2340640371 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww
  22. 22. Human – Computer Interaction http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/7-high-tech-cell-phones-you- cant-buy http://www.slashgear.com/lg-prada-ii-and-prada-link-bluetooth-watch-launch- 1823215/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lambdachialpha/252434317/
  23. 23. Perceptive Pixel http://www.gadgetvenue.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/multi-touch-display.jpg
  24. 24. 3D touch display http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20090310/166952/
  25. 25. Augmented Reality http://www.mobilizy.com/
  26. 26. Augmented Reality http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/index.htm
  27. 27. Transhumanism http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/brain.html
  28. 28. www.flickr.com/photos/44124458380@N01/3006293554
  29. 29. Biotech • Chemically modified emotions • Chemically modified thought processes • Preventative medicine • Retarded aging •Genetic engineering • Evolution www.flickr.com/photos/35409814@N00/378344978
  30. 30. Open Source www.flickr.com/photos/83245449@N00/39036635
  31. 31. Technology is People! www.flickr.com/photos/71401718@N00/2450438944
  32. 32. Our ability to create is that which makes us uniquely, wonderfully human. www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/545354106
  33. 33. We will never be able to stop the evolution of technology, because it is fueled by what makes us human—our creativity. www.flickr.com/photos/37165469@N00/371926925
  34. 34. The blood that paid for our mobile phones http://www.flickr.com/photos/16935515@N00/1353712127
  35. 35. The speed at which we create has far surpassed the speed at which we understand. www.flickr.com/photos/13172875@N08/2170448724
  36. 36. Symbiosis www.flickr.com/photos/73662475@N00/2651957971
  37. 37. What can the library do? www.flickr.com/photos/35034353562@N01/1390012980
  38. 38. • Don’t ignore change – engage & evaluate it. • Put the library’s users first. • Enable and encourage the telling of shared narratives. • Libraries embody the hope that we can learn to understand our creations, our neighbors, and ourselves.
  39. 39. Each of us hold the candle of creation. What will we do with it? Burn up our world, and ourselves with it? Light the way for others? Or help others light their own candles? www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/545354106
  40. 40. Thank you. clifflandis.net

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