Peter van Hardenberg, Ink & Switch, Talk Notes and Video, Feb 14th, 2020

Video

We’re going to work on a transcript and do a little light editing. Peter gave us some great demos that you can try below.

Links

Ink & Switch https://www.inkandswitch.com/ “industrial research lab working on digital tools for creativity and productivity”

Computers can aid humans in our most noble endeavors: art, science, thinking, self-improvement. But today’s dominant computing platforms increasingly work against the needs of creative professionals.

Ink & Switch is working on this problem.

Can we get back to some of the usage of computers like Steve Jobs’ “bicycle for the mind”.

https://talk.fission.codes/t/bicycle-for-the-mind-steve-jobs/490

Or the functionality of what was promised in Douglas Engelbart’s Mother of All Demos.

https://talk.fission.codes/t/the-mother-of-all-demos-douglas-engelbart-1968/491

Pushpin

Screenshot 2020-02-17 10.50.07

Download desktop releases for Mac & Windows https://github.com/automerge/pushpin

Video

Chat Comments and Links

Timestamp Chat User Comment
00:52:18 Eric Rangell: Can you talk about the work that has been happening with Pushpin lately?
01:07:01 Eric Rangell: I have seen that objects on the board can be edited simultaneously by multiple users - is that due to a CRDT and automerge being optimistic about concurrent updates?
01:09:56 Eric Rangell: People can use a raspberry Pi to run the pushpin-peer to back up their hypercores?
01:27:22 Eric Rangell: It would be useful to have cards that render segments of audio or video, especially if the segments can be sparsely retrieved peer-to-peer
01:27:46 Eric Rangell: Do you think Dat Hypercore 10 could help with that use case?
01:30:23 Eric Rangell: Yes we do have a marketing problem
01:31:45 Eric Rangell: It would be great to have other applications that build upon your pushpin data structures, ex: augmented reality
01:33:28 Eric Rangell: Looking forward to next version of Beaker Browser
01:37:14 Oana: https://scarf.sh/
01:37:27 Oana: https://xscode.com/
01:40:17 Eric Rangell: Kendra.io has a model for compensating artists and musicians based on their contributions to the work.
01:42:43 Eric Rangell: I feel the common utilities should be open source, the specific business logic and support should be paid.
01:45:51 Eric Rangell: Do you think a guild or DAO model can work?
01:50:31 Eric Rangell: Thanks.
01:51:08 Oana: any thoughts on WebAssembly and dev tooling around that to help adoption
01:52:16 Oana: only thing I’ve seen in the space https://wasmer.io/
01:53:30 Eric Rangell: I think Microsoft Blazor is trying to bring WASM into web applications.
01:57:18 Evan Henshaw-Plath: We lose the amazingness of the open web, view source
01:58:44 Eric Rangell: We used to have CGI includes when the web started…
01:59:42 Eric Rangell: corporations like centralization and ease of deployment, artists like decentralization…

Transcript

Here’s the beginning of the transcript from a service I tried. Not exactly useful :slight_smile:


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