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Nate Damen

Robotic Engineer , SWA in Atlanta

Making Humanizing Technology

PRESENTED ON AUG 26, 2018
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 36

Technology, at its core, is a tool to make our daily lives easier. It can spread information, entertain us, and help us communicate with one another. Nate Damen explores how technology can remind us we are all humans with the desire for loving social interaction, as well as bridge the online and physical world through a project called Atltvhead- a wearable communication device constructed out of a 1960's era television.

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VJ DJ Communication

BY LASSE LAURSEN
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about his ideas and perspectives on how to improve the communication between DJ's and VJ's during live performances. This is the second presentation in a series involving a new touch-based audio mixing interface that he is currently designing at the University of Tokyo, with the goal of allowing for more creativity in a live setting. The system is designed to facilitate more communication between DJ's and VJ's, to promote a better party experience.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 2, 2013.

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The Information of Space

BY MILES THOROGOOD
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. This concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2014.

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information

BY PIETER FRANKEN
IN TOKYO

"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation."


From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 11, 2016. 

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Improving Public Services by Digital Technology

BY ARAM MKHITARYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Aram Mkhitaryan explores how technologies can be used to improve Government services and what are the new ways of organising and delivering information and services.

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Breaking the two-way mirror: Medical notes

BY LIZ SALMI
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 09, 2017

Liz Salmi talks about OpenNotes, which enables patients to see their medical notes. Those help interpret the patient needs and improve the communication between doctors and patients.

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How Art can Help us Communicate and Reconnect with People

BY JEREMY KOCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Jeremy Koch elaborates on how we, as a society, need to re-learn the art of communication in a world saturated with technology. 

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Interactive Technology and Connecting Community

BY ALEX BEIM
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Alex owns and interactive technology company, and in his presentation he takes us through his professional process and making tech-based installations accessible to all. 

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Not-So-Smart Phones: Information Loss in the Mobile Era

BY KATHLEEN SEARLES
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

According to author, researcher, and professor of Mass Communications and Political Science, Kathleen Searles - if you’re reading this on your phone, it’s already too late.

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RTFM and Other Knowledge Sharing Technologies

BY ADAM STEINERT
@ VOL 27 ON AUG 22, 2018

Sharing information can be a challenge. Making the best knowledge available to the right people in your organization takes time and effort. The pace of change, the time it takes to write and maintain good documentation and our busy schedules all present roadblocks to effectively produce and disseminate information. How can we employ new tools to keep up in an age where information and data flow and change faster every day.