[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Jul 25 18:46:56 PDT 2010


Monday, July 26th, 7 p.m.

The Future Of Search
Besides helping us sort through vast stores of changing information,  
is search altering the fundamental way in which people and  
institutions make decisions?
Ask this question and others of world renowned search innovators, Don  
Dodge, Developer Advocate, Google; Adam Ferrari, CTO, Endeca; Pawan  
Deshpande, CEO, HiveFire; and Justin Boyan, VP of Web Data  
Integration, ITA. The impact of search goes far beyond familiar web  
search, and Boston is one its centers of innovation. On this panel,  
you’ll hear about the critical facets of search that will shape our  
future -- technology, business, society, and user experience.

	• LOCATION: Endeca, 101 Main St., Cambridge
register at adventures at tedxboston.org

Many more TEDx adventures at http://tedxboston.org/pre-event-adventures


The next Nerdnite will be Monday July 26, at the Middlesex Lounge,  
starting at 8pm (full details below). As usual, we've got two  
fantastic talks lined up, interspersed with nerd-appropriate tunes by  
DJ Claude Money.

Talk 1: "Joystick Soldiers: Fifty Years of Videogames and War" By Nina  

Nina first starting playing videogames in 1978 on a Sears clone of the  
Atari 2600 and, when her father wasn't looking, on the TI-99/4A he  
bought at Toys R Us in 1981. She has managed to turn her love of  
gaming into a career at Suffolk University, where she was granted  
tenure last year for, among other things, publishing a book about  
videogames and the military.

Talk 2: "Crazy Vision: The Science Behind Popular Optical Illusions"  
By Brandon Moore.

Brandon is a graduate from MIT where he studied brain and cognitive  
sciences. When not studying how the brain does vision he enjoys  
reading, playing video games, and coming up with bad ideas.

Be there and be square!
Monday July 26, 8pm
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave (Central Square)
Cambridge, MA


Thursday, July 29
10 am to 6 pm with a reception following

Revolutionary Ideas Start Here
Seaport World Trade Center
register at http://tedxboston.org/


Groundswell and the Design Studio for Social Intervention present a  
discussion of mapmaking as an activist practice with Daniel Tucker.
Daniel has worked as a cultural and political organizer in Chicago for  
the last ten years.

Join us on July 28th at 7:00PM
at the Design Studio (1946 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA) [2]. The  
location is on public transit, is wheelchair accessible, and attending  
doesn't cost a thing.

Artists, activists, cartographers, and everyday experimentalists  
encouraged to attend!

Because maps are a visual tool for sharing information with others.   
Because they can be produced by many people and combined together to  
tell stories about complex relationships. Because maps are never  
finished and only tell part of a story that can constantly be expanded  
upon. Because power exists in space, struggle exists in space and we  
exist in space.  Because we cannot know where we are going if we do  
not know where we are from.

The presentation will focus on Daniel's involvement with the  
Experimental Geography exhibit (2009) and his organizing of the We Are  
Here map archive. We will also craft submissions for Notes for a  
People's Atlas, a book soon to be published by Daniel and friends.

The Groundswell Collective


Links to events at over 30 colleges and universities at Hubevents (http://hubevents.blogspot.com 
Thanks to Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering  
in the Boston Area (http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/site02.html)
Boston Area Computer User Groups  http://www.bugc.org/

More information about the Act-MA mailing list