Monthly Archives: April 2008

Surfing the waves of existential contrariness

By | April 30, 2008

I’m surfing a rather strange mood right now. I got home from gaming 20 minutes ago, feeling strangely bemused and disappointed with the world, largely for broad social and political reasons than for anything one particular thing. I’ve been grappling a little of late with the troublesome conflict between ideas of social fairness and communal… Read More »

PS9 video – coordination complexity

By | April 21, 2008

via George, An amusing take on what entertainment might be like 50 years from now. How plausible is full sensory experience and interface like this by the date offered in the video (2062)? Right now, it might look like far future fiction, but I’m fairly sure that’s not the case. Enabling technologies necessary for virtual… Read More »

Crazy days..

By | April 15, 2008

Finally, it is time to rest. Last Wednesday, I randomly wandered in to visit Seth‘s office, where he’d just discovered a design competition for applications using Google’s new programmming environment for smart phones, Android. He had an idea of sorts which turned out to be similar to something else I’d been working on, and was… Read More »

Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes

By | April 7, 2008

I’ve been sitting in on Robert Kraut‘s online communities course. He’s a visiting lecturer from CMU with a background in social psychology, and consequently, the course is heavy on theory and empirical studies. In it, he discusses how theories of social psychology can help us understand and build online communities. So far, we’ve covered community… Read More »