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ETech 2009 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at ETech 2009 (schedule subject to change).

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Imperial Ballroom
Add Welcome and Announcements to your personal schedule
8:45am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Welcome and Announcements
Add Urban Futures to your personal schedule
9:00am Keynotes
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Urban Futures Chris Luebkeman (Arup)
Add Creative Commons: Creating Legal and Technical Interoperability to your personal schedule
9:25am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Creative Commons: Creating Legal and Technical Interoperability Joichi Ito (Creative Commons)
Add Jackhammers, Polymers, and Diamonds: New Applications in Explosives to your personal schedule
9:40am Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Jackhammers, Polymers, and Diamonds: New Applications in Explosives Christa Hockensmith (EMRTC/New Mexico Tech)
Add Electricity 2.0: Applying the Lessons of the Web to Our Energy Networks to your personal schedule
11:00am Electricity 2.0: Applying the Lessons of the Web to Our Energy Networks James Governor (RedMonk), Tom Raftery (RedMonk)
Add Superstruct: How to Invent the Future by Playing a Game to your personal schedule
11:55am Superstruct: How to Invent the Future by Playing a Game Jane McGonigal (Social Chocolate)
Add Urban Homesteading: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Modern Making to your personal schedule
2:00pm Urban Homesteading: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Modern Making Mark Frauenfelder (Make Magazine)
Add High-Low Tech: Democratizing Engineering and Design  to your personal schedule
4:10pm High-Low Tech: Democratizing Engineering and Design Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab)
Add QS: From Personal Data to Self-Knowledge to your personal schedule
5:05pm QS: From Personal Data to Self-Knowledge Gary Wolf (Wired)
Add Experimental Devices for Performance to your personal schedule
6:45pm Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Experimental Devices for Performance Andrew Schneider (Andrew Schneider / The Wooster Group)
Add Using a 17th Century Instrument to Create the Music of the 21st Century to your personal schedule
7:15pm Plenary
Room: Imperial Ballroom
Using a 17th Century Instrument to Create the Music of the 21st Century Zoë Keating (www.zoekeating.com)
Crystal Room
Add Cookie Scale Computing: Human-Computer Interfaces as Piles of Gesture Sensitive Displays to your personal schedule
11:00am Cookie Scale Computing: Human-Computer Interfaces as Piles of Gesture Sensitive Displays David Merrill (Sifteo), Jeevan Kalanithi (Taco Lab LLC)
Add Making Art with Lasers, Sensors, and the Net to your personal schedule
11:55am Making Art with Lasers, Sensors, and the Net Aaron Koblin (Gray Area Foundation for the Arts)
Add Collaboration for Disaster Resilience: InSTEDD in the Mekong Delta to your personal schedule
2:00pm Collaboration for Disaster Resilience: InSTEDD in the Mekong Delta Eric Rasmussen (InSTEDD), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
Add Enabling Citizen Science to your personal schedule
2:55pm Enabling Citizen Science Eric Paulos (Carnegie Mellon University)
Add The New "Situation:" Frameworks for Spatial Mediation to your personal schedule
4:10pm The New "Situation:" Frameworks for Spatial Mediation Ben Cerveny (Stamen Design), Tod Kurt (AFK Lab, ThingM)
Add The Real Time City to your personal schedule
5:05pm The Real Time City Andrea Vaccari (Senseable City Lab, MIT)
Add LateTech to your personal schedule
9:30pm LateTech
Room: Crystal Room
LateTech
Gold Room
Add Uncommon Knowledge and Open Innovation: Building a Science Commons to your personal schedule
11:00am Uncommon Knowledge and Open Innovation: Building a Science Commons John Wilbanks (Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship)
Add Save the Programmer. Save the Planet. to your personal schedule
11:55am Save the Programmer. Save the Planet. Mike Mathieu (Front Seat)
Add Mobile Phones Reveal the Behavior of Places and People to your personal schedule
2:00pm Mobile Phones Reveal the Behavior of Places and People Tony Jebara (Columbia University & Sense Networks)
Add Japanese Tech Culture: Demystifying "Weird" Japanese Toys and Tools  to your personal schedule
2:55pm Japanese Tech Culture: Demystifying "Weird" Japanese Toys and Tools Lisa Katayama (TokyoMango), Fumi Yamazaki (Fumi Yamazaki)
Add Collaborative Play: Improving the World by Making Fun Stuff with Smart People to your personal schedule
4:10pm Collaborative Play: Improving the World by Making Fun Stuff with Smart People Rose White (City University of New York - Graduate Center / NYC Resistor )
Add Undesigning the Emergency: Against Prophylactic Urban Membranes to your personal schedule
5:05pm Undesigning the Emergency: Against Prophylactic Urban Membranes Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego)
Empire Room
Add Shared and Sometimes Stealthy: Urban India's Mobile Phone  to your personal schedule
11:55am Shared and Sometimes Stealthy: Urban India's Mobile Phone Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University)
Add The Yahoo! Query Language (YQL): A Deep Dive to your personal schedule
2:00pm The Yahoo! Query Language (YQL): A Deep Dive Sam Pullara (Yahoo!)
Add Project Yggdrasil: Flexible Data Collection for Wireless Sensor Networks to your personal schedule
2:55pm Project Yggdrasil: Flexible Data Collection for Wireless Sensor Networks Arshan Poursohi (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Add Smart Energy and What Lies Ahead to your personal schedule
4:10pm Smart Energy and What Lies Ahead Rob Faludi (Digi International, NYU ITP, SVA IXD)
Add Augmented Reality: From Science to Mass Market  to your personal schedule
5:05pm Augmented Reality: From Science to Mass Market Stefan Misslinger (metaio, Inc.)
Valley Room
Add FreeTech to your personal schedule
11:00am FreeTech Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Kevin Epstein (Entrepreneur Magazine Press)
California Room
7:45am Breakfast
Room: Market Street Foyer
12:40pm Lunch
Room: Market Street Foyer
Add ETech Fest to your personal schedule
8:00pm Plenary
Room: Market Street Foyer
ETech Fest
10:15am Morning Break
Room: Regency Ballroom
3:40pm Afternoon Break
Room: Regency Ballroom
8:45am-9:00am (15m)
Welcome and Announcements
9:00am-9:25am (25m) City Tech
Urban Futures
Chris Luebkeman (Arup)
9:25am-9:40am (15m) Mobile and The Web
Creative Commons: Creating Legal and Technical Interoperability
Joichi Ito (Creative Commons)
9:40am-10:05am (25m)
Jackhammers, Polymers, and Diamonds: New Applications in Explosives
Christa Hockensmith (EMRTC/New Mexico Tech)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) City Tech
Electricity 2.0: Applying the Lessons of the Web to Our Energy Networks
James Governor (RedMonk), Tom Raftery (RedMonk)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Geek Life, Mobile and The Web
Superstruct: How to Invent the Future by Playing a Game
Jane McGonigal (Social Chocolate)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Geek Life
Urban Homesteading: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Modern Making
Mark Frauenfelder (Make Magazine)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) Mobile and The Web
Sustainable Design for a Multiscreen, Info-Overloaded World
Kevin Lynch (Adobe)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) Materials, Objects
High-Low Tech: Democratizing Engineering and Design
Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) Health
QS: From Personal Data to Self-Knowledge
Gary Wolf (Wired)
6:45pm-7:15pm (30m)
Experimental Devices for Performance
Andrew Schneider (Andrew Schneider / The Wooster Group)
7:15pm-8:00pm (45m)
Using a 17th Century Instrument to Create the Music of the 21st Century
Zoë Keating (www.zoekeating.com)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Mobile and The Web
Cookie Scale Computing: Human-Computer Interfaces as Piles of Gesture Sensitive Displays
David Merrill (Sifteo), Jeevan Kalanithi (Taco Lab LLC)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) City Tech, Computing, GeoLocation, Wireless Signals
Making Art with Lasers, Sensors, and the Net
Aaron Koblin (Gray Area Foundation for the Arts)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Developing Markets, GeoLocation, Health, Mobile and The Web
Collaboration for Disaster Resilience: InSTEDD in the Mekong Delta
Eric Rasmussen (InSTEDD), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) City Tech, GeoLocation, Health, Mobile and The Web
Enabling Citizen Science
Eric Paulos (Carnegie Mellon University)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) Wireless Signals
The New "Situation:" Frameworks for Spatial Mediation
Ben Cerveny (Stamen Design), Tod Kurt (AFK Lab, ThingM)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) City Tech
The Real Time City
Andrea Vaccari (Senseable City Lab, MIT)
9:30pm-11:00pm (1h 30m)
LateTech
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Health
Uncommon Knowledge and Open Innovation: Building a Science Commons
John Wilbanks (Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Developing Markets
Save the Programmer. Save the Planet.
Mike Mathieu (Front Seat)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) City Tech, Mobile and The Web
Mobile Phones Reveal the Behavior of Places and People
Tony Jebara (Columbia University & Sense Networks)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) Developing Markets, Geek Life, Mobile and The Web
Japanese Tech Culture: Demystifying "Weird" Japanese Toys and Tools
Lisa Katayama (TokyoMango), Fumi Yamazaki (Fumi Yamazaki)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) City Tech, Geek Life
Collaborative Play: Improving the World by Making Fun Stuff with Smart People
Rose White (City University of New York - Graduate Center / NYC Resistor )
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) Developing Markets
Undesigning the Emergency: Against Prophylactic Urban Membranes
Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego)
11:00am-11:45am (45m) Computing, GeoLocation
Sense and Sensibilities: What Happens When You Can Measure Our Offline Reality Like You Can the Online World?
Sharon Biggar (Social Point), Toby Oliver (Path Intelligence)
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) City Tech, Mobile and The Web
Shared and Sometimes Stealthy: Urban India's Mobile Phone
Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University)
2:00pm-2:45pm (45m) Products and Services
The Yahoo! Query Language (YQL): A Deep Dive
Sam Pullara (Yahoo!)
2:55pm-3:40pm (45m) Products and Services
Project Yggdrasil: Flexible Data Collection for Wireless Sensor Networks
Arshan Poursohi (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
4:10pm-4:55pm (45m) Geek Life
Smart Energy and What Lies Ahead
Rob Faludi (Digi International, NYU ITP, SVA IXD)
5:05pm-5:50pm (45m) Mobile and The Web
Augmented Reality: From Science to Mass Market
Stefan Misslinger (metaio, Inc.)
11:00am-6:00pm (7h)
FreeTech
Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Kevin Epstein (Entrepreneur Magazine Press)
11:00am-6:00pm (7h)
ETech Maker Shed
7:45am-8:45am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
12:40pm-2:00pm (1h 20m)
Break: Lunch
8:00pm-9:30pm (1h 30m)
ETech Fest
10:15am-11:00am (45m)
Break: Morning Break
3:40pm-4:10pm (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs