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Tag: XOXO

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Nine: Thinking In Public; Writing In Public 

0.0 Sitrep 10:03am just after the beginning of Frances Berriman’s talk about the Government Digital Service Design Principles at the Code for America Summit, thinking about what makes sense to be used in a different country, but trying to achieve the same end-user aims. 1.0 Thinking in Public A bunch of people outside the screen […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Seven: How Are You?; Built It And They Will…; In The Gaps 

0.0 Sitrep 10:12am on a Monday after what was frankly one of the weirdest things yesterday at the Oregon Renaissance Festival, that distinctly American tradition of dressing up and pretending that you haven’t died of the lurgy yet. But anyway: right now, a cool, cloudy morning, sat in Ristretto Roasters nursing an irresponsibly large mocha. […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Four: Not Every Node Is Equal; Stop Hitting Yourself

0.0 Sitrep 11:49pm. A trip out to the coast, the cold, cold pacific underneath your feet, wife and son out camping. An irritatingly only 80-odd percent complete Fez blinking away in front. 1.0 Not Every Node Is Equal I am still, obviously, thinking about XOXO, the conference put on by the Andys. Tim Maly (hi, […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Two: The Difficult Third Album

0.0 Sitrep 11:03pm on a Monday, the Monday after the three-day XOXO Festival. Very tired. 1.0 The Difficult Third Album This is the third year I’ve been to XOXO[1], the self-billed “experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology,” put on by Andys McMillan[2] and Baio[3]. I think a good description of XOXO is that it celebrates […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty One: Ecks Oh, Ecks Oh; Just In Time

0.0 Sitrep The first day of XOXO – the Social part. 8:06pm, at home, not being DJ’d to by Anil Dash. My turn – by choice – with our son tonight. A quite night. Tomorrow will be brain exploding. 1.0 Ecks Oh, Ecks Oh There’s a certain kind of person who gets to see their […]