Ian is being crushed by a deluge of newsletter spam. They want conversions, he wants inbox zero! Later, he turns the tables and makes a million dollars tricking people into paying him three dollars every month for a service they don’t even know they are paying for.
Your writer was up late last night, so sorry about the show notes.
After a terrible, tragicly unfortunate event, Ian’s original recording of this episode was lost, leaving us no option but to re-record, as to not miss our Monday deadline. Fortunately, we pinned our show notes to a virtual bulletin board and were able to cover a super popular game! But is it even a game, or is it something else?
The much hyped PokémonGo, augmented reality (AR), and how the new wave of AR apps could leverage social elements.
Go play Pokémon Go!
“Off-camera, a hand. On-camera, a wife. A husband. A baby shower. Thumbs bubble up from the corner, punctuated by the occasional heart. Messages trickle in from family members distributed around the country. Then a presence, one you haven’t felt since high school disturbs your bliss. Your Facebook Live privacy settings were wrong — if only we still used Google Plus!”
Some real-life feedback on the use of live video streaming for personal events, as well as in educational and office situations.
Colin Ray joins us to discuss the evolution and potential future of computer input methods, and strange twists and turns through the landscape of game controllers – most notably the Steam controller.
In the words of Andrew: ENGELBART IS LOVE, ENGELBART IS LIFE. ENGELBART IS GENIUS. ENGELBART IS REMEMBERED FOR AN INPUT DEVICE HE DIDN’T EVEN INVENT. COLIN MADE HIS OWN STREET FIGHTER CONTROLLER DECAL. HOVER GESTURES. TOUCH GESTURES. LINE WOBBLER. ENGELBART. ENGELBART. ENGELBART.
–The Mother of all Demos (1968)
–A brief history of video game controllers
–Bret Victor of Worrydream
–The insane GameCube keyboard controller
–The Xbox Chatpad (which is stupid)
–Enhance! Let’s find some snakes.
In a very special episode of Interface, Chase tries not to be murdered by his too-smart house, Ian goes for days without electricity, and Andrew tapes a Kindle Fire HD™ to his refrigerator so he too can join the Internet of Things. Will our heroes survive when their toaster can set their kitchen on fire? Will their cloud-based bathtub scald them after a long day of work? Find out on this very special Interface!