reflections on the technium

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay

Archive for May 2011

Brown Bag at the Movies – Selected technical topics(2)

For this installment of Brown Bag at the Movies we will be viewing three shorts (abstracts below):

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Written by Chuck Petras

May 30, 2011 at 09:38

Brown Bag at the Movies – Selected technical topics(1)

At the office — to while away my lunch hour (since I can’t go home for lunch) — I’ve started viewing compelling videos I find around the internet.  I got a conference room with a projector and invited anyone around to come watch.  I do this every couple of weeks.

This was my invitation:

In the spirit of “It is always good to see how someone else cooks in there kitchen” I’m reserving a conference room for every other Tuesday during lunch to view videos on interesting technical topics.

On YouTube, Google has been hosting their internal TechTalks which present subject matter experts talking about their work. Another conference that presents compelling ideas is TED. If you know of any videos that we’d find interesting/educational let me know and we’ll work them in! If you know someone that’s doing something interesting/educational/compelling let me know and maybe we can get them in to start our own TeckTalk series.

I kicked off this series with Meaningful Innovation: Whether to Design or Evolve? (below).  See my page Future Candidates for additional video recommendations.

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Written by Chuck Petras

May 30, 2011 at 09:15

VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage

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Not your typical view of the night sky…

Written by Chuck Petras

May 29, 2011 at 18:37

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