The conversation overall was just awesome! For me, it was really affirming and encouraging to hear about the cutting edge work being done and the efforts actually being realized in virutual environments.
Hearing about this work and the dialogue we had about it led me to consider, on a much more sophisticated level, how a virtual office setting could be designed to facilitate the work of coaching & educating beyond just providing a sense of shared space & ambience. I'm really excited by this idea of exploring more intuitive & effective ways of conceptually framing/organizing content, e.g. evolving beyond 2D flatspace presentation of written & video information to creating a 3D conceptual mindmap of content nodes & their relationships that can be seen and grabbed in order to be explored & worked with.
And dovetailed with this way of working within & collaboratively sharing the content/data, there's this evolution of new gesture based UI devices as well as even more sophisticated & intriguing UI devices like Emotive. It feels like we're on the cusp of finally being liberated from having to use mice and possibly even keyboards as UI devices.
There was so much more ground we covered during the discussion, but these were just a few of the key things I took away from it.
Week 4 - Bleeding Edge Tuesday Night - Complex, Cooperative & Chaordic
Beverly gave us a serious amount to think about. Please post your takeaways, links, ideas for the future, musing, etc here. Ask the question you didn't get a chance to last night or thoughts now that you have a little time ot reflect.