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Next Monday, Stanford students will show off their designs around lifelogging and mobile sensing. Here is the announcement from Jeff Heer, Stanford professor and Quantified Self advisory board member:
We’re having an action-packed year in the Stanford HCI program — in addition to celebrating the program’s 20th anniversary, we’re presenting a number of exciting new research projects at CHI 2011 and HCI courses are hitting record enrollments. Check out http://hci.stanford.edu for the latest.
Continuing the tradition, on Monday 3/14, 15 student teams in CS247 HCI Design Studio will be presenting their design explorations around the theme of “Lifelogging: mobile and online sensing for public or private good”. Come experience a variety of applications seeking to enhance our everyday lives – and meet top graduating students passionate about interaction design.
We will begin with food and socializing at 6pm at the d.school; short student presentations will commence promptly at 6:30pm, followed by a demo & poster session.
For more information and directions, visit:
Hope to see you there!
Jeff & the CS247 Staff
Most of you have may have heard of TED or watched the talks online, but do you know about BIL, the quirky, populist, unconference option taking place nearby? Open to the public and fully participant powered, BIL features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, and hackers.
Join the fun March 5-6th on the historic Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach. Expect to hear topics from Life Extension and Robotics to DIY biology, the future of the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Open Hardware Hacking. This year, many members of local LA hackerspaces will participate, and you can hear about the exciting technologies being developed by these tinkerers.
To join this weekend of mind expanding discussion, sign up at http://www.bilconference.com/uncategorized/sign-up-for-bil-2011/
Thanks to Joseph Jackson for sending this in.
Here’s your chance to learn how to live longer, and save money too.
Christine Peterson is hosting the first Personalized Life Extension Conference, October 9-10 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott. She is offering a $100 discount on the $275 registration price to all Quantified Self members who register with the discount code “QS”.
In his words:
Open Science Summit 2010: Updating the Social Contract for Science 2.0
International House Berkeley opensciencesummit.com
Synthetic Biology, Gene Patents, Open Data, Open Access, Microfinance
for Science, DIY science, DIY Biology, Alternative Funding for Science,
Source Drugs, Patent Pools, Open Health/Medicine, Patient Advocacy for
Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of
the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century
knowledge economy? Join us at the first Open Science Summit, an attempt
to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and
technological commons to enable an new era of decentralized, distributed
innovation to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
In the last ten years, a
collection of burgeoning movements has begun the herculean task of
overhauling the outmoded institutions and worldviews that make up our
global scientific governance system. Proponents of the Access to
Knowledge movement (A2K) have united around the principle that data and
knowledge are “anti-rivalrous,” the value of information increases as it
Open Access Journals have
demonstrated a new path for publishing that utilizes the power of the
internet to instantly distribute ideas instead of imposing artificial
scarcity to prop up old business models. “Health 2.0″ entrepreneurs are
seeking to apply the lessons of e-commerce to empower patients.
However, these different efforts
are each working on a piece of the problem without a view of the
whole. It is not sufficient or realistic to tweak one component of the
innovation system (eg, patent policy) and assume the others stay static.
Instead, dynamic, interactive, nonlinear change is unfolding.
The Open Science
Summit is the first and only event to consider what happens throughout
the entire innovation chain as reform in one area influences the
prospects in others. In the best case scenario, a virtuous circle of
mutually reinforcing shifts toward transparency and collaboration could
unleash hitherto untapped reserves of human ingenuity.
The registration link is here – you can get the earlybird discount until June 1.