November 23, 2006
categories: projects, events
On November 9th, I announced the public availability of Photosynth at the Web 2.0 Summit. A lot of people have said that Photosynth was the high point of Web 2.0, which is obviously great kudos to the Live Labs team, MSR, and U. Wa.
A couple of people have asked for a copy of the presentation that I gave, so it is linked here.
Also, I jumped into a discussion thread at MeFi about Photosynth to answer some questions that people had about the tech preview.
categories: events, opinion
On November 8th, I gave a variation of my singularity talk as a keynote at CIKM. A couple of people have noted on the Internets that I had some strong opinions about academic publishing during the Q&A. So, to be really clear: I did use the word “parasites” and I really meant it.
Most of the hard work in academic publishing is performed for free by academics (writing, reviewing, maintaining editorial standards, etc.) The academic publishing houses charge enormous fees to institutions for hard and soft copy of these publications. And the academics are somewhat forced into this situation because third parties (the publishers) own the “brand” of the journals that one needs to interface with in order to get tenure.
It should now be clear why I’ll never be wildly successful in a purely academic setting.
March 1, 2005
The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference celebrates the hands-on imperative of the hacker, champions an architecture of participation on which to build the future, and shines a light on the innovations coming from non-traditional sources in an effort to get them on to everybody’s radar. While the initial impact of these innovations may seem small, their ripple effects can have a huge impact in the larger computing arena. What you touch at ETech, you’ll be using in the products, applications, and services of tomorrow.’
I’ll be speaking in the section called (surprising enough) From the Labs: Yahoo! Research Labs, on March 15th, 11:15am, in the California Ballroom B & C.