eTeching across the universe After a great trip to Finland last week and a long flight in which my baggage got lost...I' live at eTech in San Diego sitting in the first of the sessions..this one about swarm technology which I'm quite interested in.
First couple of keynotes were disappointing...Tim O'Reilly gave a repeat of previous talks he has done and Helen Greiner from iRobot gave a very poor talk that was 90% sales pitch for her robots....so much could have been covered..ethics, swarm algorithms and plenty more instead it was videos and overviews of what they are doing.
Dined last night with a bunch of uber blogger types including the so called "British Intellectual eTech crowd" and a few others...lots of interesting talks.
I've picked well hotel-wise with a big room although a little basic but it has a bath free gym membership at one of the best gyms I've ever worked out at, laundry and many many useful things.
neuronwave is the personal site of Ben Hosken. I am the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Previously I founded AgentArts, where I developed a recommendations system that we ultimately sold to MSFT.I have two patents, one in Recommendation Systems and one for a datamining algorithm I invented. I have a strong interest in physical computing, emergence, self organising systems, immersive games, bluetooth ad hoc networks and other fun things.
A while ago I built and ran Blog Change Bot - an AOL IM Bot which notified you when blogs you like are updated. I also built IcyPole, a bluetooth based P2P mobile phone app in 2004. With Suzette, I've built Playground Finder - a community contributed site for parents to find playgrounds nearby and while traveling for their kids to play in. Its a "playground" for my social, location, community and mobile interests.
I live in Melbourne with my wife Suzette, son Oskar Tex and my little girl Jasmine
Random Pile of Ben
Bodypump, Flink Labs, autumn weather, balance.