WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
Links for 2010-07-30
Upside to global warming: ‘New North’ will thrive "As worldwide population increases by 40 percent over the next 40 years, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become formidable economic powers and migration magnets, Laurence C. Smith writes in "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future" (Dutton Books), scheduled for publication Sept. 23." Possible tie-in here with InfraNet Lab's "Next North" project (tags:geopolviridian )
B.A.S.A.A.P. ? Blog ? BERG "B.A.S.A.A.P. is short for Be As Smart As A Puppy, which is my short-hand for a bunch of things I?ve been thinking about? Ooh? Since 2002 or so I think, and a conversation in a california car-park with Matt Webb. It was my term for a bunch of things that encompass some 3rd rail issues for UI designers like proactive personalisation and interaction, examined in the work of Byron and Nass, exemplified by (and forever-after-vilified-as) Microsoft?s Bob and Clippy (RIP). A bunch of things about bots and daemons, conversational interface. And lately, a bunch of things about machine learning ? and for want of a better term, consumer-grade artificial intelligence." (tags:techdesignfutureBERG )
Global Qi standard powers up wireless charging "The Wireless Power Consortium today launched the Qi 1.0 standard which enables consumer electronic brands and device manufacturers to bring interoperable wireless inductive charging devices to market. The Consortium also announced today the first products certified with Qi." (tags:tech )