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Closing keynote from TechLearn2009

Closing keynote from TechLearn2009

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  • 1. TECH TechLearn2009 Cliff Landis clifflandis.net
  • 2. Our ability to create is that which makes us uniquely, wonderfully human. www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/545354106
  • 3. http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2009-04-11/
  • 4. Genes Those selfish little buggers! www.flickr.com/photos/35409814@N00/378344978
  • 5. Look at life from the perspective of a grain of rice… www.flickr.com/photos/13812811@N00/2870155828
  • 6. •Variation •Selection •Replication
  • 7. Memes www.flickr.com/photos/62183326@N00/2092969737
  • 8. I can haz lolspeak? www.flickr.com/photos/91525158@N00/405077635
  • 9. http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • 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. Look at how we organize books… www.flickr.com/photos/38134298@N00/2654453457
  • 12. But why not by color? www.flickr.com/photos/41894194320@N01/839927986
  • 13. Unfortunately, bad ideas (and memes) don’t die easily www.flickr.com/photos/35034347820@N01/172257764
  • 14. Temes (technological memes)
  • 15. •Variation •Selection •Replication
  • 17. Teaching the Machine http://recaptcha.net/ http://www.slideshare.net/misteroo/all-about-google-presentation
  • 18. Robotics
  • 19. Where’s my vodka-tonic-bot? (and my leisure suit?) http://www.flickr.com/photos/sots/1271028593/
  • 20. Well, it’s a start… www.flickr.com/photos/29904699@N00/252196607
  • 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. 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. Perceptive Pixel http://www.gadgetvenue.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/multi-touch-display.jpg
  • 24. 3D touch display http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20090310/166952/
  • 25. Augmented Reality http://www.mobilizy.com/
  • 26. Augmented Reality http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/index.htm
  • 27. Transhumanism http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/brain.html
  • 28. www.flickr.com/photos/44124458380@N01/3006293554
  • 29. Biotech • Chemically modified emotions • Chemically modified thought processes • Preventative medicine • Retarded aging •Genetic engineering • Evolution www.flickr.com/photos/35409814@N00/378344978
  • 30. Open Source www.flickr.com/photos/83245449@N00/39036635
  • 31. Technology is People! www.flickr.com/photos/71401718@N00/2450438944
  • 32. Our ability to create is that which makes us uniquely, wonderfully human. www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/545354106
  • 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. The blood that paid for our mobile phones http://www.flickr.com/photos/16935515@N00/1353712127
  • 35. The speed at which we create has far surpassed the speed at which we understand. www.flickr.com/photos/13172875@N08/2170448724
  • 36. Symbiosis www.flickr.com/photos/73662475@N00/2651957971
  • 37. What can the library do? www.flickr.com/photos/35034353562@N01/1390012980
  • 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. 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. Thank you. clifflandis.net