As a part of the #140cuse conference, I interviewed Chick Foxgrover SVP, Chief Information Officer at American Association of Advertising Agencies (twitter, LinkedIn) about creative technologies. Chick is the CIO at American Association of Advertising Agencies, interested in social business practice, collaboration, cyborg evolution, semantic web, art, and is a creative technologies evangelist. Our conversation → Read More
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CommonGround is an ongoing exploration of the intersections between information, technology and design, supported by the iSchool and VPA. I recently attended iConference 2012 in Toronto. It was my first academic conference and a refreshing change from the industry conferences I have attended. At the iConference, no one was selling anything and it was a → Read More
From mathbabe, to industry titans JESS3, to the iSchool’s own Jaime Snyder, these blogs are a constant source of information, inspiration and education for me. I keep them stored in Google Reader making it easy to stay up to date with what is going on in the greater data and information community.
I was fortunate enough to attend the recent IBM Information Demand Conference with Professor Dave Dischiave. This mega conference had roughly 11,000 attendees, information management seminars and breakout sessions, sponsors, and exhibitors. The event was just massive – for lunch we dined with (conservatively) four thousand people – in the same room! The sponsor/exhibitor booklet alone was 60 full-color, 10-point font, pages long. The official Pocket Agenda came in at a nicely-rounded 90 pages.
I am now nearing the end of my internship. In my last post, I promised to make this one about the projects I am working on and the skills and tools I am using to execute them. If at any point this post begins to sound like an advertisement or glowing review of the Syracuse → Read More
Below is a recap of a public symposium I recently attended. It was organized by the Board on Research Data and Information National Research Council. Crowdsourcing is a straightforward concept – rally people around a cause or concept and get them to contribute their thoughts, observations, and insights. The term is widely attributed to Jeff → Read More