Accelerating Change 2005 audio files are up

The audio archives for the Accelerating Change 2005 are now available from IT Conversations (all 25 sessions for $25 via PayPal), and will be published for free on the site at a rate of about one per week.. (They also have an RSS feed).

Update 10/30/2005: Podcasts for the Accelerating Change 2005 talks by both Ray Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge are now available as free Podcast downloads.

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Happy Birthday EFF


The Electronic Frontier Foundation just celebrated their 15th birthday this past weekend. I swear it seems like just yesterday when our biggest worries were 14-year-old hackers getting arrested and whether it was legal to export crypto. Since then we’ve seen the DMCA, RFID, UCITA, CALEA, CAPPS, FTAA and LBJ on the IRT.

Today we need groups like EFF more than ever — if you want to help build a cyberspace where freedom to speak, associate and create are protected and expected, please consider becoming a member.

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Berkeley Juggling & Unicycle Festival (this weekend)

This Friday through Sunday is the First Annual Berkeley Juggling and Unicycle Festival:

Now, rest assured, the title may say “Juggling and Unicycle”, but this is an inclusive event — contact juggling, poi, staff twirling, bullwhips, plate spinning, devil sticks, cigar boxes, diabolo, yo-yos, and that funky thing that one guy does with the rubber chicken — all are welcome here.

Perfect! I’ve always wanted to learn rubber chicken…

(Thanks to Glitter Girl for the link…)

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Digital Storytelling Festival in SF, Oct 7-9

In a couple weeks is the Digital Storytelling Festival in San Francisco (October 7-9):

The Digital Storytelling Festival was founded in1995 as an annual gathering where professionals and enthusiasts who use technology to communicate and share stories gather to examine creative works and new concepts being used in areas of education, community building, business, personal and legacy storytelling, new media and entertainment.

The Digital Storytelling Festival is an intimate gathering that inspires its audience with new knowledge, ideas and a better understanding of how the traditional form of storytelling is changing through the use of technology.

The Festival aspires to promote and evolve the art and practice of Digital Storytelling and encourages community by the sharing of ideas and meaningful dialogue among all its participants.

Registration is $350 ($200 student). The event is sponsored by KQED Public Radio & TV and the KQED Digital Storytelling Initiative.

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Bay Area event: two Ray Kurzweil talks

Ray Kurzweil will be speaking about his new book, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, at two events in the San Francisco Bay Area next week:

  • Thursday, Sept. 22nd at the SDForum at SAP in Palo Alto Registration at 6pm, lecture 7-8:30, $25 for non-members, $35 at the door)

  • Friday, Sept. 23rd at the Long Now Seminar at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Doors open at 7, lecture at 7:30 with $10 suggested (but not required) donation.

(JD Lasica has a review of Ray’s book over at New Media Musings.)

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