Monthly Archives: May 2010

New IT tools for the users of the future

Today’s children (and youth in general) as the key users of IT technology of the future, was said too often during this edition of WCIT. In many speeches kids have been portrayed as ‘the only hope’ that will help us … Continue reading

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Playful surfaces of the future

The Surface tables from Microsoft were omnipresent at the WCIT; I counted more than 20 teams using them, either as an integral part of the projects or as presentation vehicles. They are still seen as new and edgy gadgets (do … Continue reading

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Future of ICT: Four Scenarios of 2020

At the WCIT I picked up an interesting publication, “ICT 2020: Four Scenarios Stories”. It is produced by Daniel Erasmus & Co (the team is called DTN), for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The report is a very good … Continue reading

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Brainport and the future of e-Health

Brainport, a regional development body of the Eindhoven Plus area, presented a range of interesting solutions at the WCIT that they themselves described as e_Health [as a side note, I question the use of e- these days; everything is e- … Continue reading

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Future agenda of Neelie Kroes is digital

I was very impressed by the opening speech of Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission in charge of ‘Digital Agenda’. Very bright, very critical and – perhaps most importantly – self-critical, she told about current situation with ‘everything digital’ … Continue reading

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OverWCIThelmed

This week was one of WCIT – the World Congress of Information Technology, held in Amsterdam, in its RAI Exhibition center, May 25-27. I wrote that I will be there, but clearly underestimated the scale of the event. It *was* … Continue reading

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WCIT Opening on Demotix

I’ve published a small piece on the WCIT Opening on Demotix, an independent news agency that I’ve joined recently. They’ve been obviously more focussed on the new from the ‘now’, but I hope that with time I will be able … Continue reading

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The future of ‘atmosphere’, according to Spiral Dynamics

I republished my (relatively) old presentation, that was originally aimed at supporting a design research project into ‘atmosphere’ (whatever that may mean). Exactly because it may mean many different things (and did so in the past), I decided to take … Continue reading

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WCIT 2020 Summit in Amsterdam

I will be attending the WCIT Summit in Amsterdam next week (although most likely only two days, 25 and 27). The (slightly unpronounceable) theme of this year is “Challenges of Change”, and the program is sheer: from Energy and Water, … Continue reading

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You Are the City: Book=Game

During the recent conference in Brussels I bought a few interesting books, including the one by Petra Kemph,You are the City: Observation, Organization and Transformation of Urban Settings. It’s difficult to call it a true book even, the brochure itself … Continue reading

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