The Demon-Haunted World
Matt Jones talk at Webstock. Superb!
Fabulous slideshare presentation by Matt Jones about city magic drawing connections between urbanisation and digitalisation.
It's about technology and the city. Or if you'd like, the city as technology. The car changed the development of the city irreversibly in the 20th century. I'd claim that mobiles will do the same in the 21st.
hackers are building sensors, bots and software into everything around them bottom-up, fast, cheap and out-of-control. They're creating environments that react, adapt and respond to us - and perhaps more importantly - each other: The Demon-Haunted World. Matt's session will be a whistlestop tour of those days of future past and pointers to some practical futures we can start building right now, together.
Matt Jones on "city magic"
"Archigram thought of behaviour as the raw material they were building with". They also used the term "social software" in 1972... motherfuck the fringe is hard to mine for valuables! :0Exporting the past into the future, or, “The Possibility Jelly lives on the hypersurface of the present” « Magical Nihilism
Context and scale, past and future.
Matt Jones's current thoughts on location-based services and the value of "nearish" over "here".
Matt Jones of dopplr de-bunks the b-chino'd hype surrounding in the moment location based apps. Love it.
Perhaps the idea of showing where you are exactly now isn't so good afterall - it's more relevant to talk about where I'll be soon so you can react to it accordingly.
Earlier Matt Jones posting, more mind-bending moments, particularly on the highly temporal value of high resolution location data.