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Creating Fearlessly in Virtual Reality

Please enjoy the “Innovating Music” podcast that our Executive Director produced in association with her role at the UCLA Center for Music Innovation at the Herb Alpert School of Music. This Episode: How do you create new and innovative systems for...

Change Stories: Change How We Work and Decide

We enjoyed sharing thoughts with the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) OCIO Learning Series.  This session was recorded in January and ran as a webinar on March 17.  You can find it now at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/multimedia/videos and can...

Reflecting on My SXSW 2016 Journeys

I spoke at SXSW Music again this year on my current favorite topic: Music 20/20 and how we can proactively affect the future. SXSW, however, is not just about speaking. It is about diving deeply into diverse ideas with diverse people. It is one of my annual...

Listening Harder to Me from My Past

About this time each year, I look at my stuff. Goodwill Industries gets a lot of my physical stuff, and gets a lot more this year as two of my three kids are ensconced in colleges not in this same town. My third got the last of her college applications out yesterday...

Visually Mapping Your Social Self

In older days, I would Google myself to see how I surfaced.  That’s not just an ego thing — I found many strange things attributed to me.  I research myself, or at least my professional reach. In current days, there are tools that help me “research...

Pixelating Reality from SXSW Interactive 2014

We enjoyed sharing insights at SXSW Interactive 2014 on this question — How is smartphone use pixelating reality, blowing it up and turning it into shiftable bits of data so we are making different decisions with its Time and Place? We are in a massive change in...

Recorded Webinar: Drinking from the Digital Data Fire Hose

[Edited April 27, 2014] We happily shared some of our work at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) OCIO Learning Session on April 17, 2014 both at their Auditorium in Washington DC and via a live Webinar, which you can as a recording below.  It was...

Cyborg Attachments and Goodies from CES 2014

We enjoyed our adventures at CES 2014.  Dr. Johnson came hold with a nasty convention cold, and now that she is almost human again, we thought we would share the human-adjacent technologies about robots, eye tracking, 3D printing, telepresence, quad copters, cars, and...

To MOOC or Not To MOOC?

To MOOC or not to MOOC?  That has been the question in the minds of many educational institutions’ leadership since early to mid-2012.  Should we produce our classes on video and share them with a variety of partners to learn from these experiences? MOOCs...

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