IIPC 2017 – Day One

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  It’s exciting to be back at IIPC this year to chat Perma.cc and web archives!   The conference kicked off at on Wednesday, June 14, at 9:00 with coffee, snacks, and familiar faces from all parts of the world. Web archives bring us together physically!   So many people to meet. So many collaborators… Read more »

LIL Talks: Adam

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Adam shared two different topics on February 24, 2017 — Mardi Gras and how to be deposed Adam grew up in New Orleans and it was clear from his talk that the gravity of MG still pulled on him.  Adam reviewed the history of the yearly celebration and highlighted the fascinating tradition of the social orgs… Read more »

Awesome Box was an Amazing Experiment. Thank you!

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Awesome Box was a highly successful experiment that helped LIL explore new ways of enabling peer to peer reading recommendations in libraries.     The Awesome Box was a physical box that a library would sit next to the library’s regular returns box and if you thought the book was mind blowing, you dropped it in the Awesome Box instead… Read more »

Physical Pitch Decks

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I’ve been playing with physical pitch decks lately. Slides as printed cards. PowerPoint, Deck.js, and the like are fantastic when sharing with large groups of people — from a classroom full of folks to a web full of folks. But, what if easy and broad sharing isn’t a criteria for your pitch deck? You might… Read more »

pockets of people

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we hosted a bunch of amazing visitors earlier this week (knight prototype workshop!) and we were fortunate enough to gather everyone for dinner. after drinks were served, i used my phone’s camera and swooped into each booth aka pocket of people. swooping into these pockets of people is surprisingly meaningful and rich — i very much… Read more »

Ars Electronica Highlights 3

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I’m sharing more highlights from this year’s Ars Electronica Festival. See parts one and two for even more.   The future of the lab – I saw Ivan Poupyrev talk about about the future of labs. He said a whole bunch of interesting things, but the thing stuck most with me is his advice on staffing… Read more »

Ars Electronica Highlights 2

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I’m sharing more highlights from this year’s Ars Electronica Festival. See part one for more highlights.   Animated restroom sign – The men’s bathroom had the best sign ever! I’ve never been so delighted by a bathroom sign. Playful and fun use of a projector and an animation.   Interface I by Ralf Baecker –… Read more »

Ars Electronica Festival Highlights

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I’m so insanely happy to be at the 2016 edition of the Ars Electronica Festival. I’ve wanted to attend for a long time and this year things came together. The festival is as good as I expected.   The scale is large – seemingly endless talks, workshops, and exhibits spread throughout the city of Linz (Austria). I won’t attempt any type of… Read more »

Private Talking Spaces Progress

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We’ve been working hard on our Private Talking Spaces effort. Lots of thinking about how to create equity in shared spaces in libraries. Lots of thinking about how to increase focus for folks talking on phones (and maintain the focus of those around them not talking on phones). Lots of thinking about where private talking spaces might be… Read more »

Summer Fellows Share, Join Us

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LIL fellows are wrapping up their terms this week! Please join us for and learn from our Fellows as they present their research involving ways we can explore and utilize technology to preserve, prepare, and present information for the common good. Over 12 weeks, the Fellows produced everything from book chapters, web applications, and board games ­ and,… Read more »