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Wearable Identity?

Joanna Berzowska is the first keynote speaker, on wearable technology. An interesting term: tangible computing. Stresses the importance of actual wearability, which will likely require a certain softness to the technology.

ISEA in Tallinn, Day One

Arriving in TallinnISEA has reached Tallinn. I'm blogging this live from the welcome session by the Estonian minister of culture. A fairly creative industries-inflected welcome, actually - obviously the Estonian government realises the value of these industries to its economy. (And I must say it's amazing to see the changes this place has gone through in the last 10-15 years.) Now we're on to Tapio Mäkelä's welcome.

ISEA at Sea, But Networked Nonetheless

Cruising the FjordsI'm spending this week at ISEA2004, the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts. This is one of the more unusual conferences I've been too - it's held in Tallinn and Helsinki as well as on a cruise liner between Stockholm and Tallinn. So, this blog entry comes to you courtesy of the fine folks of ISEA and Silja Lines who have set up a wireless network on the ship (we're currently somewhere between Stockholm and Mariehamn)!

Virtual Nation

Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia, a book I've contributed to, is now available from UNSW Press. A preview of my chapter is also online in my publications section on this site.

Filesharing Myths Unravel

This article in the Guardian was flagged on nettime: more evidence that filesharing does not impact CD sales in the way that the music industry claims it does. My favourite quote from the article is that the net effect of filesharing on sales is "indistinguishable from zero". Music industry ideologues take note.

Axel Talks Back

I participated in a show on blogging on ABC Radio National this evening - Australia Talks Back with Sandy McCutcheon.

Global PR Blog Week

I posted the announcement for the Global PR Blog Week a little while ago. Now the site is live...

And now for something completely different...

I've been artistically enhanced, by my friend Brad. Sharing it with the world here... Apparently this was done from a recent photo using all manner of clever methods. I feel a little like Homer Simpson discovering his face on a Japanese detergent package.

More on Blogging...

Almost hidden away in an issue which is first and foremost on "Journalism and Black America", this issue of the Nieman Reports also contains a section on "Blogging and Journalism". <sigh> More reading... Got to start writing, got to start writing.

Semantic Web

Gathering some more information about the Semantic Web idea. These links are from Clay Shirky's very critical article on the topic: a Scientific American article by Tim Berners-Lee et al. which is one of the key publications on the topic, an excerpt from Berners-Lee's book Weaving the Web, and the Semantic Web Roadmap at the W3C.

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