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From my recent presentation at The Feast Salon in NYC. The premise…

From my recent presentation at The Feast Salon in NYC. The premise…

We need better filters to facilitate meaningful interactions, online and off.

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Humans Need Filters Humans Need Filters Presentation Transcript

  • Hey. My name is Nathan Heleine. I’m an internet maker. A writer, producer & entrepreneur (most days). A designer, musician & photographer (on occasion).  And a lover of life (always). Feast Salon // August 31, 2009 // Humans Need Filters
  • Hey. My name is Nathan Heleine. Crush + Lovely // Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer Recent stuff I’ve helped make… Fifty People, One Question Sustainable Party By/Association
  • “Never in our history have we known more people less.” // Michael Lopp View slide
  • I’m passionate about the web. View slide
  • I’m passionate about the web. (ok, that’s actually a lie)
  • I’m passionate about …
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  • I’m passionate about life.
  • The web enables + amplifies … … the things I love.
  • The web enables + amplifies … … the things I love. And connects them … … in a meaningful way.
  • At its worst, the web is a miserable time-suck, destroying your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • “We’re all blindsiding ourselves and one another with trivial obligations.” // Khoi Vinh
  • So we need to make it better.
  • We need better filters.
  • Filter // A method, feature or choice that hones relevance.
  • Filter // A method, feature or choice that hones relevance. Data // Content // Communication
  • Filter // A method, feature or choice that hones relevance. Data // Content // Communication Actions // Experiences // Relationships
  • Adaptive Filter // malleable. can be aligned with different needs, behaviors, and choices. designed to post-filter. search // tags // sorting
  • Restrictive Filter // rigid. provide very specific constraints. designed to pre-filter. character limits // account limits // price
  • Data // Content
  • Location
  • Childhood Home
  • Normal Community West H.S. Childhood Home
  • Normal Community West H.S. First Music Gig Childhood Home
  • Childhood Home
  • First Kiss Childhood Home
  • First Kiss Childhood Home Broke My Arm (skating)
  • First Kiss Childhood Home Broke My Arm (skating) Second Kiss
  • First Kiss Childhood Home Favorite Make Out Spot Broke My Arm (skating) Second Kiss
  • Social
  • Curation
  • Communication
  • Pony Express U.S. Mail 1 parcel / letter (1/2 oz.) 1 parcel / letter (1 oz.) $5 in 1860 = $118 today $0.44 today = $.02 in 1860 Delivery time of 8 to 10 days Delivery time of 2 to 3 days
  • Can you hear me now?
  • Universal
  • “Serendipity to me is the manifestation of synchronicity, [ … ] We’ve all made and will continue to make a tremendous number of decisions that ultimately put us in proximity with other people who’ve made a similar set of choices.” // Zach Klein
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Technology
  • Memory
  • What else?
  • Thanks!
  • Some images courtesy of Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/riaskiff/2089946939/ http://flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/3420540107/ http://flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/3408649524/ http://flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/3383629917/ Feast Salon // August 31, 2009 // Humans Need Filters
  • Twitter // @heynathan @crushlovely Facebook.com/heynathan Flickr.com/heynathan Readernaut.com/heynathan Feast Salon // August 31, 2009 // Humans Need Filters