27 October 2006

Sexier, smarter, faster IA with Topic Maps slides and podcast is up

My presentation from the OZ-IA conference last month are up as a podcast (all of the great presentations are here), and I've embedded my presentation slides below with SlideShare.net so you can try to browse along. There are 133 slides, but a lot of them really are bits of the same slide, and I go through them fast. Enjoy; it was a lot of fun. And excuse my ... er, "um"s.

18 October 2006

Homosexuality in the animal kingdom

This won't make too much sense to most non-norwegians, but a very good old friend of mine Petter Bøckman (biologist and live roleplayer extraordinaire) and some other guy have made what they reckon is the worlds first exhibition about homosexuality in the animal kingdom. it is far more common than what people think. I used to live with Petter, and the stories he would tell about midget chimpanzees!

Congratulations, and I hope we'll see similar initiatives throughout the world.

9 October 2006

Event : talk : Angela Beesley ; Wikipedia, wikis and the future of free content

Angela Beesley is coming to the National Library of Australia to hold a talk here about "Wikipedia, wikis and the future of free content" which should be interesting to most people. Here's the blurb ;
Topic: Wikipedia, wikis and the future of free content
Speaker: Angela Beesley

Angela Beesley has been involved with Wikipedia since early 2003. She is also the co-founder and Vice President of Wikia, a wiki hosting service which extends the model of Wikipedia into non-encyclopedic content areas.

Until recently, Angela Beesley served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation which runs Wikipedia and a number of other open content wikis.

Prior to her involvement with Wikipedia, Angela was a researcher and test developer for the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales. She has been in Melbourne for almost a year.