On 23 October 2010 I participated in TEDxCanberra, held at the National Library of Australia. The work that I presented – ‘Mid-Singular’ – has been brewing in my head for months. I believe it represents some of my best work. I’d be interested in hearing what you think – and whether the ideas here merit being crafted into a short book.
This keynote (which frustratingly is pieced together from several shots, so there are missing bits) was the opening to the 2nd Social Innovation Barcamp Sydney on 6 November 2010. In it I muse about Australia, materialism, and the growing need to just say NO.
ABC Unleashed has published my essay about the recently-released film The Social Network. Read it here.
This keynote for the Victoria Department of Health was delivered to 250 people at the Telstra Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 20 October 2010. It’s all about what happens when everything becomes trackable, when everyone becomes connected via strong social networks, and when medicine starts morphs into a different beast altogether, as knowledge and community capability spreads.
To read the talk, click here.
The kind folks from Creative Tech – a great conference for Apple developers held last month in Auckland – have posted the video for each of their sessions. My opening keynote, “Mothers of Innovation“, is available on their site. The first row of video links on the Creative Tech video page go to parts 1, 2 and 3 of my keynote.
In September I recorded a conversation with Mark Jones of the Australian Financial Review and Ross Parker, director of devices at Vodafone Australia, talking about the future of the PC. What will replace the PC? How will that change business? How can CIOs plan for that change?
Click here to watch the discussion.
I went to see The Social Network on Monday evening and thought the film magnificent. Though many have taken its story of Facebook’s origins for Gospel truth, I believe the film told another tale. Here’s my analysis.
ABC’s The Drum has just published my latest essay, about the world we already live in, where everything can be monitored by everyone, everywhere, all the time.
Read it here.
On Thursday evening, Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy and Shadow Minister Malcolm Turnbull went hammer-and-tongs on ABC’s Lateline program about – what else? – the National Broadband Network. At one point Senator Conroy quotes my recent Drum article about the difficulty of getting broadband in Chippendale. Except he got my name wrong. And the suburb wrong. But still, he gets a B+ for effort.
The full transcript can be found here.