Here is the transcript for my talk at IXDA in Helsinki on March 2nd. Il faut confronter les idées vagues avec des images claires. – Jean-Luc Godard I want to talk about the areas that were abandoned by design and designers and why they are worth rediscovering. Hello. On good days I describe myself an… Continue reading Anybody Home? Where did design dissapear off to?
Are you developing a connected product that is suited to the insurance sector? Then this is your chance to showcase your work on January 29th at the IOT Big Data: Insurance conference in London.
So last week I launched sales for a limited edition of the Good Night Lamp. This is both an exercise in pig-headedness and a suicidal financial exercise. What prompted this? Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of this idea. There’s only so much time you can spend trying to turn lights on and off, but… Continue reading The cost and time to make things
I’ve been producing events on occasion and it was my great pleasure to produce the Mozilla Festival for the second year in a row. The event was very well reviewed but the most pleasurable part of it is being able to plan an event in a very small team of 5 women, Michelle Thorne the… Continue reading Behind and in front of the curtains.
Somehow, I seem to be in the middle of organising 4 different events. Thought I’d share. 1. Lirec Secret Robot House evening which gives me an opportunity to invite my good friend Nicolas Nova (very excited to turn the tables on him for once). I’m not afraid to admit his blog is the reason why… Continue reading Eventful
Chasing the Future: challenges and opportunites in the design of emotional robots View more presentations from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino Look for the speakers notes for details. I’ll write a separate event report on RoboLIFT tomorrow.
Took part in a panel on the next 10 years of science to celebrate Centre for Life’s 10 year anniversary. I was thrilled and terrified all at the same time as people with a significant impact on how science is perceived were taking part in this panel. People who fund science, write books about science,… Continue reading The Next 10 years in the “future” of science.
Good conferences are about managing expectations: the speakers’ and the audience’s. They’ve paid to attend, the speaker has probably paid to fly over and add their professional profile to making the event worth going to in the first place. Both parties should be cared for. At the end of a realllly long year and looking… Continue reading Thoughts for better conferences
I had the great honour of speaking this Saturday at what I can only describe as a great British institution and cocked up massively trying to talk 300 people into making an origami box. Failure is a good thing, it’s something you can learn from, it makes you humble and since it was only the… Continue reading Public failure at Interesting 09
On Wednesday I’ll be in Berlin for my keynote (yikes!!) at Web2.0 Expo Berlin and on Thursday I’ll be in Amsterdam to speak about hybrid toys at Mediamatic. If anyone is up for drinks, dinner, coffee, whatever…ping me! I love both cities and unfortunately don’t get to spend enough time there, so would be great… Continue reading The insane 48 hours ahead