Date: Wednesday, July 21
Time: Doors at 7:00 PM, first speaker at 7:30 PM
Place: Third floor of Blu Jazz, 11 Bali Lane (entrance on Ophir Road)
Talk 1: The Future of Singapore Hawker Centres
by Elizabeth Bennett
Talk 2: Building a Life: Lean Manufacturing and Agile Development Applied to Everyday Living
by Carl Coryell-Martin
Description: Lean Manufacturing has completely remade how our civilization manufactures stuff in the last 40 years and Agile Methodologies are similarly revolutionizing how we produce software. Carl will explore how lessons from those two disciplines may be applied to improving daily life.
Speaker: Carl currently does agile software development with the new Pivotal Labs office here in Singapore. Previously he’s written iPhone software for finding birds, run a company converting audio stored on physical artifacts into digital formats with all the difficulties of a software and a manufacturing company and traveled on camel across
sub-Saharan West Africa.
Talk 3: The Price of Perfect Memory
by Dr. Kevin Lim (aka The Social Cyborg)
Description: As an experiment in memory, privacy and cybernetics, Kevin wore networked cameras and computing devices as a means to immerse himself with the Internet. The project was nicknamed “the social cyborg”, where the ebb and flow of physical and virtual information gave him a sense of omnipresence, which was heightened by the networked consciousness of online participants. The result was featured in the press: http://theory.isthereason.com/?page_id=297
Speaker: As a cyberculturalist, Kevin studies the co-evolution of network and culture. With an academic background in communication theory, his research has ranged from Control & Anti-Control in Internet-Regulated China, to Social Capital among Online Non-Profit Organizations. He currently works at the National Art Gallery (Singapore) as AD in Strategy & Experience. He can be located at @brainopera + http://theory.isthereason.com
We are also excited to have Takeda T as a guest DJ–he is the host of <delay no more>, a monthly night dedicated to vocal choons of the house and trance genre. the former founder of dance music portals bedroom*jocks and indulge! Join him as he spins some eclectic samples, keeping the music vocal and melodic.
We’ll see you at the party soon!