Archives For November 2009

Just goes to show that in any other industry, Spec-Work would never be tolerated.

Credit: Scofield Editorial

Tweet cloud November 2009

Tweet cloud November 2009

I just generated my #TweetCloud out of a month of my tweets. Top three words: design, designthinkers, 2009 –

words (ordered by most used)

  • design
  • designthinkers
  • 2009
  • timothys
  • looking
  • toronto
  • wednesday
  • news
  • talk
  • obama
  • time
  • tomorrow
  • coffee
  • canadian
  • updated
  • michael
  • care
  • manager
  • brand
  • free
  • adobe
  • watching
  • principles
  • love
  • check
  • whos
  • pictures
  • hilary
  • waiting
  • start

Lift@Home Toronto and DemoCamp 2019

Republished from Tom Purves.

ATTENTION NEW VENUE: Canadian Corps Association Hall 201 Niagara Street Toronto

Introducing Lift@Home Toronto and DemoCamp 2019 [ticket link]

LIFT Conference is an international tech conference based out of Geneva, with events in Switzerland, France and Korea. For the first time this year, Toronto has been invited to participate as part of the Lift@Home. Lift is not your usual tech conference in that it tends to mash up web tech with arts with humanism and futurism. Cool stuff

To give this event a special Toronto flavor we’ve teamed up with the Toronto DemoCamp community. But, there’s a catch! We want to see demos only of things you can’t build today. We want to see demos from the near-medium future of 2019. Predict the future one decade out. This is DemoCamp 2019.

Our presenters have a fairly open ended but challenging design brief. We’ve tasked them with imagining a future state of the world, to make a bet on what might happen to the earth, technology, society in the next decade, and then present to you what will be the killer demo in the year 2019. So unlike normal demos, we don’t want to see working code. We want to see stuff that would be impossible or hopelessly impractical today, but could be the killer app in just a decade more.

Each presenter will have a hard limit 12 minutes to present their visionary design, and you the audience will have several minutes to question, to critique and discuss. (But what’s your revenue model?! and so forth…)

There will be a couple special guest presenters as well as 3-4 open slots. There will also be good prizes for the best demo in the open category.

If you, and/or your handpicked team of future-visionary design all-stars would like to sign up to be a presenter contact me for watch for further instructions (application form coming soon).

DATE: November 17th, 2009
TIME: 6:30pm, doors at 6:00pm
VENUE: Drake Hotel Canadian Corps Association

Lift@Home Toronto is being organized by: Francesca Birks, Mark Kuznicki, Michele Perras, Milena Vujanovic and Thomas Purves