Author Archives: tigoe

That Inequality Thing

This is an open question to my friends and colleagues who have more experience in economics than I do. I’m trying to understand the factors behind accelerating economic inequality. I have no formal training in economics, so my understanding is … Continue reading

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Modularity, Openness, and Glass-Box Enclosure

Though I wasn’t able to attend this year’s Solid conference, I received messages from a number of colleagues there about one talk in particular, Kevin Czinger’s talk on Dematerializing Auto Manufacture. In that talk, Kevin compares the work he’s done at … Continue reading

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Physical Responses of Dials

Here’s a really nice video of one of the more memorable (for me) presentations at TEI15. The paper/demo was “Comparing Pictorial and Tangible Notations of Force Image Schemas”, by Jörn Hurtienne (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), Diana Löffler (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), Patty Gadegast (Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal), and Steffi Hußlein (Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal). … Continue reading

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Ada Day 2014

Happy Ada Lovelace Day. It’s one of my favorite celebrations of the year, a day to celebrate the contribution of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s a good day to say thanks to the many women who’ve guided and … Continue reading

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What My Browser Looks Like After Sketching in Hardware 2014

The Sketching in Hardware 2014 conference just ended, and before I leave Berlin, I want to get some notes down from the conference. Most of my notes consist of stuff I saved in browser tabs from people’s talks. This is … Continue reading

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Notes on CES 2014

Last week I went to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mostly to see interesting connected devices. What follows is a summary of some of the highlights, for me. If you’re in the motion tracker business, you’re in trouble. … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day 2013: Thanks for the HTML (and great conversations)

Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, and a good time to say thanks. There are two women whom I’ve never properly thanked for what they taught me: Cynsa Bonorris and Laura … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Red, and Thank You

“Red Burns changed my life.” Those words are popping up frequently on Twitter, Facebook, and all over the web today. Red passed away yesterday, leaving a great big hole in the hearts of those of us who were lucky enough … Continue reading

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In defense of open source innovation and polite disagreement

First off: congratulations to the MakerBot team on Replicator 2, and on the store. It looks like a good product, from first impressions. It’s a lot of hard work getting a product out, and more opening a store. The team … Continue reading

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Making Interactive Art: Set the Stage, Then Shut Up and Listen

 Don’t interpret your own work.  Quite often I see artists who venture into interactive art start by making interactive artworks and offering interpretation in the notes beside them.  They’ll describe the work, then tell you what each element means,and what … Continue reading

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