Less than two weeks after getting back from SXSW, off I go to another conference! Late tonight I’m flying out to the ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit in Vancouver. I was actually on a panel at the 2003 Summit in Portland, but the timing of my business work for the past two years prevented me from … Continue reading Going to the IA Summit in Vancouver
There’s a debate going on at Adam Greenfield’s V-2.org (and elsewhere) over Bruce Sterling’s neologism “spime”, a term he coined at Etech 2006 to refer to new technological/networked objects that emerge into human consciousness without a name or an apparent history. In 2001 a new mammal was found in China. This cladogram shows where scientists … Continue reading A Spime is a Species
Three great new books, all of which came out within the last month or so, were hot topics at SXSW 2006. What’s especially exciting to me is that all three of them are about subjects I am deeply interested in, and all of them are written by people I know and respect. I’m reading all … Continue reading SXSW Confidential, Part 2: They Write Books
Once we bought books to help us meet interesting people. Now we join internet social networks. I am not a liveblogger (yet), so my notes from SXSW 2006 are emerging only now, a week later. Over the next few days I’ll be gradually synthesizing my notes and posting a few thoughts about my experiences at … Continue reading SXSW Confidential, Part 1: Old School Social Networking
(UPDATE 8/29/2007: Dude, I got a Mac!) I was the butt of many jokes at South by Southwest this year, and the majority of them revolved around one thing: I was consistently the only one in any conversation who was a bona fide Windows user. I kid you not, the ribbing was relentless. I simply … Continue reading Time to Switch? (Shame and Inspiration)
I was at first impressed with the power of folksonomy-based tagging (in the sense of allowing users to invent their own taxonomies and metadata for information objects). But now I’m not so sure. I just attended a SXSW panel called “Taxonomy 2.0”, with Tom Vander Wal, Prentiss Riddle, Rashmi Sinha, Adina Levin and moderated by … Continue reading Tagging -2.0?
Hi! I’m Christopher Fahey and I’m a user experience designer. I live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York with my lovely wife Peggy (aka tinydiva) and two nearly-identical looking cats, Nike and Perseus. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, where I built model castles, airplanes, and rockets, wrote my own … Continue reading About
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