One of the immediate benefits of working in downtown Euston has been that I’ve been reminded of this podcast I did with Bernie a few months ago when we first started talking about the “Airbnb of Brains”.
Check it out. It has a bit of Blockchain, but it’s mostly about different ways of working together. I’m listening myself for the first time, it’s not bad!
Here’s another version of James’s talk (Part 1) and Q&A (Part 2) at the last of our four public events in different cities across the US. I’m looking forward to intelligent agents that can listen to these and tell us some interesting things about the differences between them.
It was fascinating being in one of the Wells Fargo towers and seeing how co-working is happening in these unused spaces in Downtown L.A.
We’re very grateful to Athena & Kevin from Truphone for their support while we’ve been on the West Coast (& thanks for bringing the schwag!) as well as Eli Calderon-Morin from Mobile Monday Silicon Beach for helping us co-ordinate it. Also thank you to Andy Rosillo and Indie Desk for looking after us so well.
Last Thursday, James spoke to a large, friendly and enthusiastic audience at the Lower Manhattan HQ event and meeting space (overlooking Zuccotti Park) about his work, the limits of AI and the future of mobile technology.
The first audio is just James’s speech and the second is an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A.
We’re really grateful to Jonathan Allen, Adrienne Todd and Demmi Choo of Longneck & Thunderfoot who helped enormously on the ground spreading the word ahead of the event and contributing on the day. You can read Demmi’s round-up here. They also arranged for video to be shot, which is coming soon.
A big shout out too to Truphone’s Randi Cohen who has been quietly and efficiently smoothing everything along for our trip back and forth across the States.
I took a break from packing and double-checking the weather forecast for NYC to catch up with James and Helen about what they’ve been doing this week and to look forward to where we’re going to be over the coming days.
If you’re reading/hearing this after Monday May 2nd you’ve missed Swedish Beers in San Francisco. Tomorrow morning (3rd), James and Helen will be in Mountain View for brunch. Then I join them in New York for breakfast on Thursday before we all zip back together cross-country to finish up at an evening meetup in Los Angeles next Monday May 9th.
That Dave Briggs dropped me in it again, wantonly spreading my name about, telling people I know stuff and that. Thanks Dave!
And so I came to speak to Prof. Emma Bell of Keele University and Dr Daniel King of Nottingham Trent. They are researching unconferences and wanted to understand how Tuttle fits into that mix. It’s a longer than usual chat, so maybe listen to it while relaxing in a warm bubble bath.
[Quality note: I’m afraid that towards the end the audio track of them gets a bit glitchy. It’s not unbearable, but you should take it as an indication to get out of the bath soon]
A little postscript to the interviews we did on International Women’s Day. Before we went off to sit in the National Theatre kitchen and have some tea (I had some chips, I think Helen had some soup, but I was too tired to remember clearly) we sat and talked over what had gone well and what we’d like to do next time. And of course, a big thank-you to all the people who got involved.
We ended our International Women’s Day dash around London with an interview with the Director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris. Here, Rufus talks about the importance of a national institution representing the nation through the people who work there.
[Disclosure: Rufus is an old pal so forgive us some giggles at the start when he tells us who he is 🙂 ]
Helen Keegan and I spent International Women’s Day interviewing women (and some men) in tech (and other sectors!) in London about their experience of gender in the workplace and where we’re at with equality. We’re releasing the audio as podcasts over the next couple of days with minimal editing. We will produce a digest of all the conversations later in the week.
I'm the founder of the Tuttle Club and fascinated by organisation. I enjoy making social art and building communities, if you'd like some help from me feel free to e-mail me: Lloyd dot Davis at Gmail dot Com or call +44 (0)79191 82825