The Internet is situated in the real world, and interesting experiences have to blend physical and digital. Mixing new technology - Arduinos, GPS, RFID, QRcodes - and old (web, paper), this session presented examples of the recently possible future, and the lessons learnt.
Chris Heathcote (anti-mega.com)
"Screens are becoming mundane. Digital is natural, not a special thing anymore".
"Getting off screen and back to the real physical world " post digital"
"The recently possible new media".
"Let's just try stuff and see what works, and let's try it really quickly".
"Curation, Criticism and Craft are the 3 things Google can't replicate".
"Most people prefer to pay for products, not services".
James Bridle (http://booktwo.org/)
"Books have that feeling of permanence".
"One thing digital hasn't been able to do yet is to create souvenirs".
"Something changes when we start thinking about designing stuff for time, rather than for a specific format".
"One thing the great painters didn't do when photography came along was to say f*ck it, guess we'll go get lawyers".
"Cameras are not just picture-takers, but digitizers. You just snap and upload".
Mike Migurski (Stamen)
"Openstreetmap.org was the only publicly-available street level during Tehran demonstrations last year".
"Walking papers. print maps out, scribble notes on them and then scan them back in".
"SheevaPlug is a whole server in the size of a wall wart".
Ben Terret (Berg)
"Analogue friction in producing digital to print objects gives it value, sense of craft and endeavor".
"Moving past digital infatuation and analogue nostalgia".
"There are magnificent bits of infrastructure just lying around".
"We've broken your business, now we want your machines".