The purpose of Foo Camp and a look at emerging themes from the latest gathering.
We curate topic areas and interesting people, but Foo Camp is designed to be an idea collider. It's an intentional serendipity engine that works the seams in between.
IP address scarcity added to the gravitational force of centralization.
Will IPv6 give us back an open Internet? Or has address scarcity already set the course for gravitational determinism and continued centralization?
Tracking health data to maintain awareness and intention.
I'm trying to walk the line between obsessive tracking and an open ended approach to motivation.
Are solution vendors waiting for broad Hadoop adoption before jumping in?
So, here we are with all of this disruptive big data technology, but we seem to have lost the institutional wherewithal to do anything with it in a lot of large companies, at least until package solutions come along.
As GM, Radar.
Radar isn't just this blog, and it isn't a passive thing. We'll make some noise and listen for echoes.
Turning off, opting out, and disconnecting to save my brain for the things I really want to use it for.
Jim Stogdill is tired of running on the info treadmill, so he's changing his media habits. His new approach: "Where I can, adapt to my surroundings, where I can't, adapt my surroundings to me."
The documentary film "PressPausePlay" looks at the effects of democratized culture.
Watch this wonderful film on the digital upending of cultural production. Then open up Garage Band and write a song about it …
Transparency, relationships and other things corporations could learn from a small bookstore.
Most of the relationships you build with corporations are like icebergs — essentially hidden from view. But what if we could interact with “human” corporations? What would that look like? How would it work?
Remember when we used to place data centers in whatever cheap abandoned warehouse was nearby? That's a quaint notion in an era where trading advantage and arbitrage depend more and more on the speed of light and link distance.