Search Mailing List Archives
[liberationtech] PARC Forum: Thurs 29 Oct at 4:00pm - Aesthetic Democracy: The Source of Ubiquitous Computing, Peter Shaw
companys at stanford.edu
Wed Oct 28 18:50:53 PDT 2009
Aesthetic Democracy: The Source of Ubiquitous Computing
Thursday 29 Oct 2009 4:00pm-5:00pm
Peter Shaw, San Francisco Bay Area Artist
Peter Teriete, CM2 Technologies Inc.
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking,
the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating
is on a first come first served basis.
"Aesthetic Democracy," poet Walt Whitman thought, is "a popular sensibility
through a poetic depiction of the people as themselves a sublimely poetic,
world-making power." This is becoming a reality with the open access to the
internet. Only an open environment for creativity for everyone will foster
Aesthetic Democracy and support Ubiquitous Computing.
Further inspired by Mondrian and Malraux's commitment to democracy and
justice, we have developed a self-empowerment program called "Clouds for
Computers." Clouds for Computers fosters creativity and literacy with
technology for an ongoing transformation of new media learning in
underprivileged communities. The program includes a social media curriculum
that introduces and engages students with computers in an effective
educational and social way to bridge the digital divide.
Clouds for Computers' art applications, which transform the way students
learn with technology, is collaborating with a new liberating technology
called fliing. Fliing introduces a fresh approach to motion based
that brings together people and communities. Fliing encourages people to go
outside, stay connected, and live beyond the cloud.
This new freedom of motion-based connectivity allows users that are
from the constraints of traditional user interfaces to interact in ways that
go beyond social networking. Come explore the opportunities.
Peter Shaw has a BA from the College of Environmental Design, University of
California at Berkeley, cum laude. He has been a working artist in the San
Francisco Bay Area for 35 years, making studio art (abstract painting) and
environmental art. Shaw has exhibited his work in California, New York and
internationally, and has won numerous Art and Design awards, including the
University of California at Davis International Environmental Art
in 1991. His New Media Abstraction work "100 blue" premiered in Amsterdam in
2003. His work in painting and environmental art, converging with
state-of-the-art technology, laid the foundation for "Clouds for Computers."
Peter Teriete is a Research Consultant at CM2 Technologies Inc., where he
been closely involved in the development of the Fliing technology and
the first product. Peter gained his undergrad degree in Biochemistry at the
University of Leeds in the UK and a PhD from the University of Oxford,
on a cell surface receptor involved in inflammatory diseases. His list of
publications range from this early work to studies on allergy, as well as
cancer and tuberculosis. His scientific expertise in the field of biophysics
and computational biochemistry have enabled him to be part of the early
development of an international organization (CCPN) promoting the
implementation of a uniform data model for the exchange of scientific data
have let to collaboration with companies such as Sanofi Aventis as well as
world renown research institutions such as The Scripps Research Institute in
La Jolla. He is currently employed at the Burnham Institute for Medical
Research in La Jolla, California, and prior to that worked at the University
of Oxford, UK.
A center for commercial innovation, PARC works closely with our
clients to discover, test, and deliver new business opportunities,
turning ideas into impact. Enterprises and entrepreneurs alike can
gain new insights into customer needs, extend technical capabilities,
and acquire valuable new technology assets.
Celebrated for innovations such as laser printing, the Ethernet, the
graphical user interface, ubiquitous computing, blue lasers, MEMS,
and large-area electronics, PARC has invented and contributed
technologies that have helped launch more than 30 companies. PARC was
founded in 1970, and incorporated in 2002 as a subsidiary of Xerox
ABOUT PARC FORUM: http://www.parc.com/forum
Online Archive: http://www.parc.com/events/forum/archive.php [video + audio
of past Forums]
Please visit www.parc.com/subscribe to sign up for regular PARC Forum
announcements, e-newsletter, and/or RSS feeds.
Please send an e-mail to info at parc.com with "unsubscribe parc forum" in the
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the liberationtech