July 28, 2012
I can enjoy both formal presentations and more casual social gatherings as long as they bring out interesting people and promote discussion.
I'm most interested in the ways design and technology can be used to support creative careers (e.g., crowd funding services like Kickstarter, the use of social media to build direct connections between artists and audiences), so speakers who either have had success (or interesting failures) using these resources or have helped create those resources would be especially compelling.
Freelance IA and UX designer with past lives that include incarnations as an instructional technologist and a scholar of literature & hypertext. I remain very interested in digital culture, esp. the question of how to make it economically viable.