Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface
#sxsw #AmberCase @caseorganic
UX Designer and tech writer. TED Speaker. Co-founder of Geoloqi.com.
Portland, OR · http://caseorganic.com/
Birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah
UX designer Amber Case will share insights from her research in cyborg anthropology and talk about what really makes us human. Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist currently working at Vertigo Software. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. Her main focus is on mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, as these reduce the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect with information. Case founded Geoloqi.com, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding. She formerly worked at global advertising agency. In 2010, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech. Podcast.
RAY KURZWEIL “Expanding Our Intelligence Without Limit”
Monday, March 12 at 2:00pm
Ray Kurzweil (left) has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries.
As one of the leading inventors of our time, Ray was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray’s website Kurzweil AI.net has over one million readers.
He has received nineteen honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents. Ray has written four national best sellers. The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best selling book on Amazon in science. Ray’s latest book, The Singularity is Near, was a New York Times best seller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy.