Humans Need Filters

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

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

Humans Need Filters

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. “Never in our history have we known more people less.” // Michael Lopp
  4. I’m passionate about the web.
  5. I’m passionate about the web. (ok, that’s actually a lie)
  6. I’m passionate about …
  7. I’m passionate about …
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  14. I’m passionate about …
  15. I’m passionate about …
  16. I’m passionate about …
  17. I’m passionate about life.
  18. The web enables + amplifies … … the things I love.
  19. The web enables + amplifies … … the things I love. And connects them … … in a meaningful way.
  20. At its worst, the web is a miserable time-suck, destroying your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  21. “We’re all blindsiding ourselves and one another with trivial obligations.” // Khoi Vinh
  22. So we need to make it better.
  23. We need better filters.
  24. Filter // A method, feature or choice that hones relevance.
  25. Filter // A method, feature or choice that hones relevance. Data // Content // Communication
  26. Filter // A method, feature or choice that hones relevance. Data // Content // Communication Actions // Experiences // Relationships
  27. Adaptive Filter // malleable. can be aligned with different needs, behaviors, and choices. designed to post-filter. search // tags // sorting
  28. Restrictive Filter // rigid. provide very specific constraints. designed to pre-filter. character limits // account limits // price
  29. Data // Content
  30. Location
  31. Childhood Home
  32. Normal Community West H.S. Childhood Home
  33. Normal Community West H.S. First Music Gig Childhood Home
  34. Childhood Home
  35. First Kiss Childhood Home
  36. First Kiss Childhood Home Broke My Arm (skating)
  37. First Kiss Childhood Home Broke My Arm (skating) Second Kiss
  38. First Kiss Childhood Home Favorite Make Out Spot Broke My Arm (skating) Second Kiss
  39. Social
  40. Curation
  41. Communication
  42. 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
  43. Can you hear me now?
  44. Universal
  45. “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
  46. Price
  47. Quality
  48. Technology
  49. Memory
  50. What else?
  51. Thanks!
  52. 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
  53. Twitter // @heynathan @crushlovely Facebook.com/heynathan Flickr.com/heynathan Readernaut.com/heynathan Feast Salon // August 31, 2009 // Humans Need Filters

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