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BookCamp Toronto 2010

By James Caldwell | Published: May 17th, 2010

My initial thoughts about the day were: “Okay so it is supposed to be the first nice day this week and I am going to BookCamp Toronto 2010 to sit inside Robarts Library all day and listen to and participate in various discussions.” I was conflicted, I really needed a sunny day and I wanted to be outside but thankfully the weather wasn’t nice this day as it turned out to be overcast and even threatened to rain.

Welcome to BoockCamp 2010

Welcome to BoockCamp Toronto 2010

ebook nausea

By James Caldwell | Published: April 26th, 2010

I am part of an ebook group that began at OCAD about one year ago. We call our ebook the ‘sbook’, short for ‘smart book’. Our goal is simple: to envision the successor to the printed codex – not so simple.

LG Philips LCD e-Ink Flexible Paper

LG Philips LCD e-Ink Flexible Paper

Uffe Albaek speaks at DwD

By James Caldwell | Published: March 30th, 2010

Late last year I attended a lecture in which Uffe Elbaek, founder and former Principal of the KAOSPilots – International School of New Business Design & Social Innovation, recounted his time with KAOSPilot and gave a talk on his challenging but satisfying role as the CEO of the World Out Games held in Copenhagen.

KAOSPilot

KAOSPilot’s Intelligent Ecology

Design and Transformational Change

By James Caldwell | Published: September 14th, 2009

Presently I am enjoying a informative workshop headed by Peter Jones of reDESIGNreSEARCH. Once a month a diverse group of us discuss how to best organize and assist people and organizations to make positive change using different methods of dialogue to engage them. Most of the time these discussions are limited to a three hour timeline and we rarely revisit them, but the topic of design and transformational change has recently overflowed into a few extra sessions.

Spineless eBooks

By James Caldwell | Published: August 25th, 2009

Ever look at someone’s bookshelf? It is one of the first things I do when I enter a room with lots of books at eye level. I start scanning the spines of the books and reading their titles. But until the other day I had never really noticed all the different logos that represent the various publishers.

Book Spines

Book Spines

The Seven Laws of Interfaces

By James Caldwell | Published: August 1st, 2009

On July 28th I attended a talk given by Dr. Carlos Scolari about the Seven Laws of Interfaces. Carlos is a professor at the University of Vic in Spain. He is a media ecologist and a semiotician; he is a teacher and researcher and also holds a position at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. For the last few months he has been working at sLab as a visiting professor in Toronto.

Reading the Future

By James Caldwell | Published: February 3rd, 2009

Last week I participated in a sLab Exploration session identified as ‘The Smartbook Project: Rethinking the Book’ at the Ontario College of Art and Design. In attendance were a diverse crowd of people, from students, librarians (information sciences) and user interface specialists to a physics professor from the University of Toronto. And within the hours that followed, this group partook in an intriguing exploration into what might end up being the future of the book.

Paperless reading

Paperless reading