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Unfinished Business

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Presented at FITC Amsterdam 2015
More info at www.FITC.ca/amsterdam

Unfinished Business
with Ubi de Feo

Ubi is an idea factory, but when it comes to those that are scribbled down on scraps of paper that would ordinarily seem destined never to be brought to life, his motto might as well be ‘never say die’.

For his talk at last year’s FITC, when he went deep into the project archives to pull out an idea he’d had in 1987 – and finally built that C64 relay controller programmed on cassette tape. When it comes to your old ideas, it pays to stubbornly refuse to let them go.

That’s not to say that ALL of Ubi’s old project ideas have eventually been realized. In fact, most of the ideas he’s had in the past 30 years are still left unbuilt, in idea limbo – not gone though, and definitely not forgotten.

Sadly paying the bills doesn’t leave room for following through on personal project ideas or continuous experimentation – especially with the myriad of ideas clogging up the aforementioned limbo – so what happens to old ideas? Are they deemed to fail? Are you just wasting your time?

Ubi is dead set to prove that kicking old ideas around – even after 30 years – hasn’t been a waste of his, and it certainly won’t be a waste of yours.

OBJECTIVE

One technologist’s creative process proves the value of old ideas, and disproves the belief that you’re ‘too geek’ to be creative.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Creatives in general, Project Managers, Technologists, Coders, CEOs.

FIVE THINGS AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL LEARN

How to spend real time on your own ideas.
How to find like-minded people to support your creative process.
That often what people see as a waste of time, isn’t.
Sometimes dropping a personal project enriches your life and knowledge.
How to offer your help projects/products you believe in to gain trust.

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Unfinished Business

  1. 1. 45:00
  2. 2. 44:59
  3. 3. 44:58
  4. 4. 44:57
  5. 5. 44:56
  6. 6. 44:55
  7. 7. 44:54
  8. 8. 7 seconds of your life you’ll never get back. you’re welcome.
  9. 9. average human heart rate 60-80 bpm
  10. 10. we live at 60* beats per minute 86400* beats per day *: only exception being the occurrence of a leap second
  11. 11. Lost. For ever.
  12. 12. “Ray Liotta” Mode
  13. 13. bring guns to De Niro
  14. 14. paranoid about helicopter
  15. 15. “Wrong guns!”
  16. 16. bring brother to the doctor
  17. 17. make meatballs sauce
  18. 18. “[…] make sure […]”
  19. 19. test “the product”
  20. 20. argue with mistress
  21. 21. dinner with family
  22. 22. get arrested
  23. 23. not a “wise guy”
  24. 24. Ubi de Feo “creative technologist”
  25. 25. Ubi de Feo very curious human being
  26. 26. photo: John Woodroof FITC Amsterdam 2014
  27. 27. = awesome work
  28. 28. What I “don’t” do
  29. 29. “If you let time go by someone else will build it.” “someone will “steal” your idea.”
  30. 30. .
  31. 31. ..
  32. 32.
  33. 33. wireless RFID platform [ 2011 ] Phi-Node
  34. 34. iPad Arduino Bridge hardware prototyping interface for iPad
  35. 35. Friendly ! Hackable ! Easy ! Portable Light ! Arduino ! Handy ! Unique Wireless ! Hardware ! Interface ! Module
  36. 36. Wireless ! Hardware ! Interface ! Module
  37. 37. Wireless Hardware interface Module
  38. 38. SYNc studio metronome
  39. 39. [ DEMO TIME ]
  40. 40. I will keep doing this. I will keep “wasting” time. Till time will be no more.
  41. 41. .
  42. 42. ..
  43. 43.
  44. 44. So long, and thank you for all the time.
  45. 45. Ubi de Feo pixelated boyfriend ! http://ubidefeo.com @ubidefeo

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