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Lightning talk given by @taraindigo at UrbanCamp on 2009-09-13 describing things she likes and how they are "improved" by the use of technology ... plus a few counter-examples !

Lightning talk given by @taraindigo at UrbanCamp on 2009-09-13 describing things she likes and how they are "improved" by the use of technology ... plus a few counter-examples !

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Things I like and Technology Presentation Transcript

  • 1. THINGS I LIKE AND TECHNOLOGY Tara Indigo (@taraindigo) UrbanCamp 2009-09-13
  • 2. ANIMALS AND PETS Find lost pets using microchips Save from extinction via breeding and recording habitat loss
  • 3. ART AND DRAWING Using GIMP and other open-source tools 99designs.com for maybe one day winning some pocket money Tools that I can use for my career
  • 4. READING BOOKS WATCHING MOVIES Find and buy them on the internet Especially when not in local stores Not mainstream, things like anime / manga Need technology to watch movies and print books
  • 5. WRITING STORIES Use a word processor, better than writing long stories by hand I use OpenOffice, but think latest Word is better Publish on-demand, e.g. http://lulu.com
  • 6. BIKE RIDING Find good places to go Plan route on Google Maps Find out distance
  • 7. COMPUTER GAMES My Nintendo DS and PlayStation 3 My Linux Desktop and EEEPC Making games with Blender
  • 8. AND ... There are some things I don’t like ...
  • 9. WALKING FAR Can use a car, but bad for the environment
  • 10. SPELLING But, komputers can do spell-checking !
  • 11. MISSING PEOPLE My Mum’s just landed in Abu Dhabi ... and I got a message by Facebook ... right after listening to Paul Fenwick’s Dark Stalking talk !
  • 12. THE REST OF MY LIFE ... Depends on good uses of technology Thanks !