The Social Internet as Social Assistive Device

The social web offers a means of engagement that trascends the technology and transforms lives. Strangely or not, I tend not to see myself as disabled. Maybe that’s why I tend to focus on sharing more about what I’m doing than who I am or what I think about disability specific things – whatever thoseContinue reading “The Social Internet as Social Assistive Device”

The Social Internet as Social Assistive Device

The social web offers a means of engagement that trascends the technology and transforms lives. Strangely or not, I tend not to see myself as disabled. Maybe that’s why I tend to focus on sharing more about what I’m doing than who I am or what I think about disability specific things – whatever thoseContinue reading “The Social Internet as Social Assistive Device”

Tweenbots: displaying our humanness

Tweenbots http://blip.tv/play/AejAL5OoUw Something about this is neat. The act of helping is so ingrained and helping robots reveals something inherent about our humanness. Were these ppl helping to be a part of something? Or because they knew there must be human behind it? Unorganised crowd sourcing. Fascinating. Dave [via David Weinberger]

Adelaide Tweetup at Kappys

Went to my first Tweetup today. Was held at Kappys in Flinders St. Was great meeting some of the Adelaide twitter folk (oh, and @silkcharm, who is an ex-Adelaide girl). Some I already followed and now have some new ones. Here’s some pics: (more here) UPDATE: @silkcharm has posted a qik video: http://qik.com/swfs/qikPlayer4.swf Dave

Incandescent Blue in October – Between a laugh and a Tear

October is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month. October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Expect to see lots of Blue. A lot of my Twitter friends are already turning blue and are doing various things, calling it Blueday2008 and using the hashtag. I’m never one for jumping on bandwagons for the sake of it. LikeContinue reading “Incandescent Blue in October – Between a laugh and a Tear”

Voice still the final frontier for input.

When I caught the news about BT buying Ribbit I took notice. Why? Because. Because I know JP enough (podcast) to know it’s got significance for the future. Because I know the power of voice as the primary means of communication to build relationship. Because I believe culture creates the technology it needs to fulfillContinue reading “Voice still the final frontier for input.”

Post Industrial Context Shifting and Network Productivity

Back in 2005 after thinking about “Attention, Recognition & Context” I wrote in 2006 that I was “hung up on the concept of context”  and a bit later “On context and openness” Which lead to the thinking about how I do what I do at Lifekludger, documented in the “Contexts and Clues” section of theContinue reading “Post Industrial Context Shifting and Network Productivity”

ConnectingUp – Get ConnectED: Weaving A New Social Web for People with Disabilities.

The following is fro the Blog of Beth Kanter, a friend who’s up in Brisbane at the ConnectingUp Conference for Non-profits. Big thanks to Beth. I am posting her notes on this breakout session as it highlights some of the key Benefits and Barriers for people living with disability participating in the digital space –Continue reading “ConnectingUp – Get ConnectED: Weaving A New Social Web for People with Disabilities.”

People don’t scale, People Networks do.

Cross posted from Lifekludger blog I read with interest my good mate, Hugo Ortega’s UberTablet blog. Hugo was the very first guest on our Extraordinary Everyday Lives podcast and, outside of my regular colleagues, has been the single biggest supporter of my Lifekludger endeavours, and indeed myself, in a substantial way – providing equipment toContinue reading “People don’t scale, People Networks do.”