Friday Oct 14, 2011

Hans Rosling at TED

Yesterday's BBC video was just the first course. Today I've collected a chronology of Hans Rosling's talks at TED:

1) No more boring data / Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen, February 2006

2) New insights on poverty and life around the world, March 2007

3) HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals, February 2009

4) Let my dataset change your mindset, June 2009

5) Asia's rise – how and when, November 2009

6) On global population growth, June 2010

7) The good news of the decade?, September 2010

8) The magic washing machine, December 2010

And one final_

Hans Rosling's answers to the TED and Reddit community interview

There are several more videos from Hans Rosling. Just check them out.

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Oracle VDI at OOW 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 has five session on Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Here they are:

General Session: Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap (15593)

Oracle offers the industry's most complete and integrated virtualization portfolio, enabling users to realize benefits beyond simple consolidation. Join Oracle executives and experts to learn about Oracle's desktop-to-datacenter virtualization solutions that can help you virtualize and manage complete hardware and software stacks. In this session, you will get details of the latest product updates and strategy, product roadmaps, performance optimizations, integration with enterprise applications, and real-world examples of how Oracle server, desktop, and storage virtualization are benefiting customers. This is a "do not miss" session for all Oracle OpenWorld attendees.  – More detailsslides

Enterprise Desktop Virtualization with Oracle VM VirtualBox (15614)

This session covers the latest product features in Oracle VM VirtualBox and outlines specific best practices for harnessing the power of virtualization on today's enterprise desktop PCs. Learn how Oracle VM VirtualBox can help you run applications designed for other operating systems on your desktop or laptop; gives you a sandbox to safely try out commercial and in-house applications without fear of damaging your primary operating system; and even enables you to build complex, multitier systems on a single laptop for demonstration purposes. – More detailsslides

One-Click Access to Enterprise Applications with Oracle Desktop Virtualization (15612)

Oracle customers are rolling out their applications faster and to a broader set of users while simultaneously reducing browser client maintenance complexity. How? By using Oracle's desktop virtualization products to provide secure access from nearly any client, nearly anywhere in the world, to their Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX application deployments. In this session, learn how you can use Oracle's desktop virtualization portfolio to realize these benefits in your organization today. – More detailsslides part 1, slides part 2

Oracle Desktop Virtualization: Complete, Open, and Integrated (15610)

How can you empower your employees to work efficiently from anywhere while simultaneously enhancing your data security and reducing desktop management costs? Discover how Oracle desktop virtualization, including Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Oracle's Sun Ray Clients, can help you meet your desktop management goals. This session includes a discussion of the Oracle desktop virtualization architecture and examples of real-world use cases and deployments. – More detailsslides

Oracle Storage Best Practices for Oracle VM and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (15756)

Server and desktop virtualization are two key trends sweeping datacenters. Oracle's storage products offer unique levels of integration with Oracle VM and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to increase management agility and control costs. Come to this session to learn about storage best practices that accelerate virtual machine and virtual desktop deployments, reduce management overhead, optimize performance, and control costs of deploying with Oracle storage. – More detailsslides

/see also Chris' posintg on Oracle Desktop Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

Design for Conversations & Conversations for Design

The videos from coThinkTank are up. Here is the keynote given by Paul Pangaro:

Friday Aug 05, 2011

Surface and Subface

Frieder Nake and Susan Grabowski gave the third English talk at HyperKult XX on computational in art & trivialization in computing:

Nake/Grabowski: computational in art & trivialization in computing from mprove on Vimeo.

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