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permalink #151 of 168: Ed Ward (captward) Mon 19 Dec 16 15:48
    
Oh, good: I always wondered what one looked like!
  
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permalink #152 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Tue 20 Dec 16 06:52
    
Following SOTW will be our own beloved Ed Ward, as we discuss his
new book The History of Rock and Roll Volume 1...be there or be
square!
  
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permalink #153 of 168: Mary Mackey (mm) Wed 28 Dec 16 08:18
    

 HAnd baskets look just like those things you carry around the store
on your arm when you don't get a big wheeled basket.  The only
difference is that formerly they used to be woven out of straw and
other kinds of organic materials. Now they're made of plastic.  So
to be completely accurate: we are all now going to hell in a plastic
handbasket. 
  
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permalink #154 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Wed 28 Dec 16 11:36
    
aaargh! That's like saying you have a temperature...of course you
do; but when feeling unwell, you have an elevation of temperature.
Wife drove me nuts with that one.
  
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permalink #155 of 168: Dave Waite (dwaite) Wed 28 Dec 16 14:23
    
One can also have a low grade fever, or a low temperature...
  
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permalink #156 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 29 Dec 16 18:30
    
Yuppers...please spread upcoming SOTW around to all your
conferences...I put a blurb on our FB page...as soon as we go live I
will put a fancy tiny url together to broadcast far and wide...this
one should be one for the books!
  
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permalink #157 of 168: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Tue 3 Oct 17 09:54
    
October 17-30, Ellen Ullman will join join us for a discussion of
her new book, _Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology_. 

Excerpt from the New York Times review
(https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/books/review/life-in-code-ellen-ullman-memo
ir.html?_r=0):

"The first three-fifths of “Life in Code” is primarily composed of
essays published elsewhere between 1994 and 2004, while newer
material from 2012 to early 2017 fills out the rest. The technology
mentioned within those early chapters often recalls quaint
discovery, like finding a chunky, clunky Nokia cellphone in the back
of the junk drawer. The piece on preparing computers for the Year
2000 has a musty time-capsule feel, but the philosophical questions
posed in other chapters — like those on robotics and artificial
intelligence — still resonate.

"While the electrified economy had yet to complete its first
dramatic cycle of boom and bust when her first book came out, a 1998
essay in 'Life in Code' shows Ullman, Cassandra-like and ever the
pragmatic pessimist, already bracing for the coming storm. 'I fear
for the world the internet is creating,' she wrote. 'Before the
advent of the Web, if you wanted to sustain a belief in far-fetched
ideas, you had to go out into the desert, or live on a compound in
the mountains, or move from one badly furnished room to another in a
series of safe houses.' These days, she’s still concerned about the
damage the internet is doing to culture, privacy and civility."
  
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permalink #158 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sun 12 Nov 17 03:11
    
November 28 - December 11 Matrix Redux

Riffing off of Elon Musk's remark that we are all living in the
Matrix, we are fortunate to have Robert Scoble, the Fourth
Transformation
(https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2016/12/12/the-fourth-transformation
-augmented-reality-artificial-intelligence/#3b0876612f63),

Derek Woodgate, The Futures Lab (http://futures-lab.com/home) and 
Patrick Litchy, www.voyd.com 

to discuss the positive applications of VR/AR/MR in our digital
universe(s), our realities and the implications of all this tech.

This should be spectacular  and a nice bridge from Ellen's
conversation re Code and our annual extravaganza, State of the
World, with Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky.
  
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permalink #159 of 168: Ari Davidow (ari) Mon 13 Nov 17 09:19
    
If I were to spread the word (which I was just doing), to what URL
should I direct attention between now and Nov 28?
  
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permalink #160 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Tue 14 Nov 17 15:54
    
There isn't one yet Ari, topic is hidden. However you can spread the
Inkwell.vue link which is public and it will show up on the 28th of
November...https://people.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/
  
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permalink #161 of 168: Alan Fletcher (af) Tue 28 Nov 17 00:38
    
I see we have a coupla new users!  
  
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permalink #162 of 168: Ari Davidow (ari) Tue 28 Nov 17 06:04
    
New topic looks good, but it's still Ellen Ullman on well.com
  
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permalink #163 of 168: Christian Ruzich (ruz) Tue 28 Nov 17 06:37
    

I had some trouble changing the home page last night...I'm working
on it now.
  
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permalink #164 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 30 Nov 17 03:41
    
https://www.well.com/conferences/inkwell/
We are live with Matrix Redux, please use the above link to point
your off-WELL friends to the conversation.

Robert Scoble will not be participating after all, but the
conversation will be quite lively and we appreciate your inputs.
  
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permalink #165 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Tue 6 Feb 18 19:26
    
Beginning 2/20-3/5 Roger McNamee will be joining us to discuss his
recent articles "Can we fix Facebook before it fixes us?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-mentored-mark-zuckerberg-heres-my-ro
ad-map-for-fixing-facebook/2018/01/14/0f976dea-f71b-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_sto
ry.html?utm_term=.bb73599207a7

This is a much broader issue than just Facebook and very timely.
Please let anyone you think might be interested be aware of this.

We are calling it Brain Hacking for Dummies.
  
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permalink #166 of 168: those Andropovian bongs (rik) Tue 6 Feb 18 19:41
    
This is an important discussion, and I'm glad to see Roger here.
  
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permalink #167 of 168: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Tue 20 Feb 18 17:08
    
We are live!! Brain Hacking for Dummies with Roger McNamee...

Here is the link for your off-Well friends:

https://people.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/504/Brain-Hacking-for-Dummies-
page01.html
  
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permalink #168 of 168: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Sun 12 Jan 20 10:42
    
We want to add one more host to <inkwell.vue.>. 

Inkwell is a world-readable conference (i.e. viewable by people not
on the WELL). Our usual focus is on discussions with authors and
other guests. We'd like to get as many guests as possible from among
WELL members, but we also invite guests who are not on the WELL. The
idea of the conference is to attract attention and members to the
WELL, by showing the kinds of discussions we have here.

We have three hosts currently: <lrph>, <julieswn> and <jonl>. We're
adding one more. Four is an unusual number of hosts, but we're an
unusual conference. Our hosts also produce guest interviews and
panel discussions, which involves interacting with potential guests
and their publicists, maintaining a schedule, finding discussion
leaders, etc. It's a bit of work but a lot of fun.

If you're interested, please send an email to confteam@well.com no
later than January 31.
  



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