Big Think’s Chief Economist, Daniel Altman, finds the power of the microprocessor at the heart of Trillions, calling it “the most prescient and influential book you read this year.”
In a world with trillions of embedded computers, utilities and policy-makers will have to think beyond the smart grid to a system whose enormity we’re just starting to contemplate. Mickey McManus will explore the ramifications of a trillion node network as the keynote speaker at GridWeek 2012’s Taming Complexity general session.
Authors investigate the ramifications of a network whose scale and complexity will dwarf that of today’s Internet.
What does digital word-of-mouth marketing look like in a massively connected world, where your laundry talks to your washing machine and can influence point of purchase decision-making? Mickey McManus will sit down for an interview with Christine Osekoski, publisher of Fast Company, at AdWeek’s inaugural Under the Influence Summit in New York on October 1, 2012 to talk Trillions.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks to Trillions co-authors Pete Lucas, Joe Ballay and Mickey McManus about the future of computing.
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus tells the Tribune-Review, “[Trillions] is not really about technology and computers so much as the complexity that comes from those things for everyday people.”
MAYA co-founder and principal Pete Lucas will present a lecture called “Information Ecology, Design, and the age of Trillions” at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute on September 26, 2012.
Mickey McManus will speak at the 2012 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York, September 20-21, 2012. The Blouin Summit is an annual think-tank forum organized by the Louise Blouin Foundation in strategic partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
At the 8th International Conference on Design & Emotion in London this September, Lauren Chapman will talk about the importance of peer support in the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes. She will discuss how she used human-centered design methods to tackle this challenge in her graduate thesis, “Design for Chronic Illness: Exploring Service Systems & New Technologies for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.”
MAYA’s Joe Morgano will be a guest on AIGA Pittsburgh’s new podcast, Creative Briefs. The program invites creative professionals to talk about their processes, philosophies, and attitudes about design.