Almost Ready for Flash on the Beach 07

Just making my last minute preparations for Flash on the Beach 07. On Wednesday I’ll be giving my presentation entitled “Touching the Future” which will look at Human Computer Interaction and the web in 2012. I have a nice little suprise lined up that I…

Just making my last minute preparations for Flash on the Beach 07. On Wednesday I’ll be giving my presentation entitled “Touching the Future” which will look at Human Computer Interaction and the web in 2012. I have a nice little suprise lined up that I didn’t want to put in the session description in case I couldn’t get hold of it, but let’s just say it might be able to read your mind! πŸ˜‰

If you fancy something a bit different, please feel free to join me at 1:30pm, Wed 7th for this session.

Looking forward to meeting up with the gang tomorrow night (old and new)… here’s to another great event, see you there…

FOTB07

6 thoughts on “Almost Ready for Flash on the Beach 07”

  1. Hi Pedro,

    Thanks for coming to the presentation and also thanks for the link. It’s quite a few years old now but I enjoyed it, the term phenotropics was something that was new to me. The concepts seem very sensible and I think already very widespread. Something that is drawing me to look at Objective-C for example is the way that objects are said to send messages to each other rather than call functions, it’s not really the same thing, but I find it interesting to hear the difference in terminology when talking about objects even in a single program, and of course that should apply to objects outside of a single programming language.

    In the presentation I mentioned that “regular people” (non-programmers) will become programmers by building things using the new Cloud programs that are being designed by “real” programmers, but I guess another way to look at it is that these same programmers could *also* be able to write more complex programs than they are able to understand by a similar mechanism, using pattern recognition/AI as the phenotropics sites refer to.

    On Kevin Lynch’s blog I saw mention of reducing the number of lines of code required to write something being a part of phenotropics. I think this is something already taking place, take Google’s AJAX apps that are fairly rock solid yet complex. AJAX can be the buggiest stuff out there, but Google write it in GWT, a Java library that generates the JavaScript, so they are reducing the number of bugs and making testing easier for themselves as a result.

    Another case is Second Life, where people are building massively complex situations and interactions in code without really knowing how it all fits together by using the subset language and APIs that Linden Labs offers inside SL.

    This really shows how the piping mechanisms core to Linux programs were way ahead of the times. If you’ve used Powershell on Windows it provides a much more updated version of this setup, and really shows the future of this sort of program/object/module interaction.

    Interesting stuff, thanks again.

  2. Hi Richard,
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the presentation – pitched just right I thought and some excellent, thought-provoking stuff. especially enjoyed the tips on how to use my old X-Box!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks a lot.

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