The Program for the Future brought 200 actual and 4000 virtual participants to the Tech Museum in December 2008 to discuss the idea of collective intelligence, based on the work of Silicon Valley pioneer Douglas Engelbart. Below are one on one interviews with speakers and other participants in the conference, by Future Talk host Martin Wasserman. Click on a picture to see the interview, or on a name to get more info about the speaker. You can also read an interesting blog about the conference by participant Alan Levine, or an informative article by InfoWorld’s Paul Krill about how speakers Alan Kay and Andy Van Dam view some of the major challenges in the computer world today.
Hiroshi Ishii Director of MIT Media Lab, and pioneer in “tangible bits”
Alan Kay Leading pioneer in modern personal computing