Sunday, July 25, 2010


Monday, July 26th, 7 p.m.

The Future Of Search
Besides helping us sort through vast stores of changing information, is search altering the fundamental way in which people and institutions make decisions?
Ask this question and others of world renowned search innovators, Don Dodge, Developer Advocate, Google; Adam Ferrari, CTO, Endeca; Pawan Deshpande, CEO, HiveFire; and Justin Boyan, VP of Web Data Integration, ITA. The impact of search goes far beyond familiar web search, and Boston is one its centers of innovation. On this panel, you’ll hear about the critical facets of search that will shape our future -- technology, business, society, and user experience.

LOCATION: Endeca, 101 Main St., Cambridge

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The next Nerdnite will be Monday July 26, at the Middlesex Lounge, starting at 8pm (full details below). As usual, we've got two fantastic talks lined up, interspersed with nerd-appropriate tunes by DJ Claude Money.

Talk 1: "Joystick Soldiers: Fifty Years of Videogames and War" By Nina Huntemann.

Nina first starting playing videogames in 1978 on a Sears clone of the Atari 2600 and, when her father wasn't looking, on the TI-99/4A he bought at Toys R Us in 1981. She has managed to turn her love of gaming into a career at Suffolk University, where she was granted tenure last year for, among other things, publishing a book about videogames and the military.

Talk 2: "Crazy Vision: The Science Behind Popular Optical Illusions" By Brandon Moore.

Brandon is a graduate from MIT where he studied brain and cognitive sciences. When not studying how the brain does vision he enjoys reading, playing video games, and coming up with bad ideas.

Be there and be square!
Monday July 26, 8pm
Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave (Central Square)
Cambridge, MA


Thursday, July 29
10 am to 6 pm with a reception following

Revolutionary Ideas Start Here
Seaport World Trade Center
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Groundswell and the Design Studio for Social Intervention present a discussion of mapmaking as an activist practice with Daniel Tucker. Daniel has worked as a cultural and political organizer in Chicago for the last ten years.

Join us on July 28th at 7:00PM
at the Design Studio (1946 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA). The location is on public transit, is wheelchair accessible, and attending doesn't cost a thing.

Artists, activists, cartographers, and everyday experimentalists encouraged to attend!

Because maps are a visual tool for sharing information with others. Because they can be produced by many people and combined together to tell stories about complex relationships. Because maps are never finished and only tell part of a story that can constantly be expanded upon. Because power exists in space, struggle exists in space and we exist in space. Because we cannot know where we are going if we do not know where we are from.

The presentation will focus on Daniel's involvement with the Experimental Geography exhibit (2009) and his organizing of the We Are Here map archive. We will also craft submissions for Notes for a People's Atlas, a book soon to be published by Daniel and friends.

The Groundswell Collective


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