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SISO seminar

WEBCAST  Sort of a Powerpoint haiku, a pecha kucha (Japanese for chit-chat) is a presentation that shows 20 slides at 20 seconds each; the whole story is told in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This talk for the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) describes some innovative approaches to commercial education events.




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ShowFloor The Interactive Future of Signs
CONSULTING A report from the 90s about a consulting project from the 80s that anticipated the evolution of digital signage.

ShowFloor SISO Special Edition
FRAMESET Highlights of the Institute's research and education work for event managers and show organizers

Robot Chess Thinking Clearly About Artificial Intelligence
Perspectives on the development of machines that can learn, judge and act.

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Conference Speakers

Public speaking helps you develop new ideas, share perspectives, network with peers and buff up your resume

Why New Media Is Better Than Old Media
Early-90s maxims about the advantages of interactive media.

Howie Fenton Howie Fenton on Prepress
Digital printing, scanning, color management, process control and emerging digital technologies.

Howie Fenton Rural India On-Line
Research and perspective on the development of informatics and the Internet in India by IN3's C.N. Anand.

Our Chart on Youth and IT

AgesCOURSEWARE We've updated the spreadsheet used in IN3 workshops to gauge the tech-readiness of an organization, industry or market. In the last few years, new social media sites, consumer electronics and smartphones have entered the tech column. President Obama, Health 2.0 and the Wall Street Crash dominate the culture column. Jack thinks we should build one for healthcare. What do you think?

Interactive seminar
PTV01 VideoWEBCAST View our one-hour interactive on-line seminar about the future of the moving image: Home TV, Office TV, Personal TV, Auto TV and Outdoor TV.

Friends Don't Let Friends Email Sloppy

titleVIDEO Fed up with the sloppy emails he gets from people who should know better, Jack Powers posted a short video that you can send (anonymously if you're shy) to friends who need help creating professional grown-up emails.



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Club Industry East / New York

MashableWORKSHOP In this update of a highly interactive (and top rated) event for health and wellness professionals, Jack Powers describes the landscape of social media and offers his five part rubric to help owners and trainers analyze Web 2.0 approaches. The session ends with industry-specific solutions and a section on defensive social media strategies for small business.

See the courseware page for the outline


Annual Contest for NYC Students

09 LogoPRO BONO At the coolest event we help produce, graphic communications students from high schools all over New York City come together at a college in Brooklyn to test their skills in Powerpoint Presentation, Desktop Publishing & Design, Web Site Design, Digital Photography and Digital Video.

See the site, volunteer to help, send cash.


A Daily Healthcare NBIC Roundup

titleWEBSITE To keep up with the web conversations about disruptive healthcare innovations, we scanned our hNBIC research notes into a daily feature for five months, HealthMemes. (A frank homage to TechMeme.) The site links to the transformative nano-, bio-, info-, cogsci and business model developments we talk about in our seminars.

See HealthMemes at http://IN3.ORG/health.


Jack Powers will be on sabbatical completing a master's degree at the City University of New York until Spring 2014 .