Reboot has now published the video of my talk on social objects, social peripheral vision, and nodal points. I gave a slightly developed, much condensed version of the same at PICNIC08 last week. Below’s the blurb from the Reboot site. The length of the video is 33 minutes.

Activity streams are turning social services into a flow of updates, filtered through people. Mobility is introducing new types of social objects that change the nature of the update streams both into something more frequent and more ambient, but also more vulnerable to noise. In this world the capability to aggregate updates from across the Web and and filter out noise becomes a key problem. I’ll demonstrate how the concepts of social objects and social peripheral vision can be applied to make sense of this shift in the locus of innovation on the social Web, and share some personal war stories along the way.

Update: the video used to be embedded here, but the embed code is no longer working. click here to see the video on the Reboot 10 web site.


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September 30th, 2008 at 2:29 pm (#)

Hi! Just managed to catch the end of this talk at reboot (after speaking about ACTA myself).
I would really like if you could list the five authors you give as example. I recognize bourdieu and latour (Am I misstaken to trace the idea of the social object to his idea of the double meaning of the word thing/ding), but who were the others? Hard to hear on the recording…

October 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm (#)

Hey Jyri – thanks for posting the video, I missed the first 5 minutes of your talk at ReBoot – ‘free beer’ + Englishman at a conference = distraction + disorientation.
Your talk was honestly one of my favourites of the conference, but I was wondering…Guy Dickinson and yourself have both posted up videos of your talks, but I can’t seem to find an archive of them all yet. Are the ReBoot guys just contacing individual speakers and providing them with a URL for the video that includes an artifact number? I’d really like to see them all – it was a cracking couple of days, bubbling with ideas, not least those that you shared – many thanks. I also particularly liked Alex and Eric (aka Forss) from Soundcloud.

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