I was originally meant to present the talk late March at Material
in lovely Reykjavik (followed by an event later this year in Germany)…but I probably don’t have to explain why that’s now all gone pear-shaped :)
So here I am four months later, finally putting the talk out there with plenty of input from world events to help me unpack why I wrote it in the first place. The result is an (I hope) much stronger narrative, and far more interesting ideas.
A bit about the format…
This talk is a bit different in that I used Google Slides (which I’m still flabbergasted has become this competent). Leaving aside the irony of using a Google product to create a talk that is pretty critical of centralisation (!) this new format will I hope provide a bunch of useful benefits…
- rather than a static creation, I now have a living document that I plan to periodically update.
- people can leave comments on individual slides (I will do my best to answer!)
- it’s easy to share, including the ability to link to individual slides,
- it looks nice at all sorts of screen sizes,
- should you prefer an offline copy, you can export a PDF.
So I’d love to know what you think (about the talk…but also the format!)
I’m calling this a preview in that i’m not yet ready to make too much noise about it, but do feel free to share it around if you want to.
We’ve always designed our talks to function well as standalone visual essays, but as there won’t this time be a matching conference recording online, I’m considering making one of my own (possibly using Mmhmm
). I’d love to know if that’s something people would be interested in.
Enjoy! Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Stay safe :)