What will our future online look and feel like? How do we make sense of an increasingly decentralized world where technology threatens to take us away from a sense of place and home?
Using Stamen's work with clients like Digg, Adobe, SF MOMA and the 2012 London Olympics Committee, Rodenbeck will share his illuminating perspective on the evolution of the web through the use of live information visualizations, online cartography and beyond- The Commonwealth Club of California
With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin O'Malley applies unique training and coaching skills, as well as partnership building, to the world of corporate speaking and events.
His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face-to-face interactions with targeted audiences.
Building on a background in video, multi-media and event production for clients including Atari, The Gap, Clorox, Hay Consulting, Kingsford Charcoal, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Goodwill Industries, and Foote Cone Belding. O'Malley works both ends of a speaking event, from creative content and presentation to working directly with conference producers and meeting planners to create optimum on-site experiences.
Educated at Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude with graduate studies at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Eric Rodenbeck is Stamen Design's founder and creative director. He is a 14-year veteran of the interactive design field, and has spent this time working to extend the boundaries of online media and live information visualization.
Rodenbeck led the interactive storytelling and data-driven narrative effort at Quokka Sports, illustrated and designed at Wired and Wired Books, and was a co-founder of the design collective Umwow. He has lectured and spoken at Yale University, the University of Southern California, numerous O'Reilly technology conferences, Esther Dyson's PC Forum, and South by Southwest, among others. Rodenbeck studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York City and received a B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Technology from The New School for Social Research.
Eric Rodenbeck, Founder and Creative Director of Stamen Design, predicts the economic crisis will lead to another bout of the basement creativity and dedication that gave rise to social media websites.
"In a recession you are going to see the chaff fall away," he says.
Eric Rodenbeck, Founder and Creative Director of Stamen Design, discusses the influence of pop culture and sci-fi on his work. He explores how thinking about the future can help people better understand the present.
Leading information-exchange service of the Internet. It was created by Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues at CERN and introduced to the world in 1991. The Web gives users access to a vast array of documents that are connected to each other by means of hypertext or hyperlinks. A hypertext document with its corresponding text and hyperlinks is written in HTML and is assigned an on-line address, or URL. The Web operates within the Internet's basic client-server architecture. Individual HTML files with unique electronic addresses are called Web pages, and a collection of Web pages and related files (such as graphics files, scripted programs, and other resources) sharing a set of similar addresses (seedomain name) is called a Web site. The main or introductory page of a Web site is usually called the site's home page. Users may access any page by typing in the appropriate address, search for pages related to a topic of interest by using a search engine, or move quickly between pages by clicking on hyperlinks incorporated into them. Though introduced in 1991, the Web did not become truly popular until the introduction of Mosaic, a browser with a graphical interface, in 1993. Subsequently, browsers produced by Netscape and Microsoft have become predominant.
I thoroughly enjoyed this talk by Eric. He kept it real, even though he sounded a little stressed Fascinating info about their company, Stamen Design in San Francisco and the potential of mapping on the web. Big Fan!