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Ubiquity Staff Collection
  • Mihai Nadin on Anticipatory Systems
    What is the difference between a falling stone and a falling cat? Mihai Nadin, who directs the newly established Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at the University of Texas ...
  • Patterns for Success
    Scott D. Anthony speaks about using innovation theory to transform organizations and create the next wave of growth. Anthony is a partner at Innosight, a management, consulting and education company ...
  • Checking in with Ben Bederson
    By focusing on the user experience, the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab aims to improve lives through projects such as the International Children's Digital Library. ...
  • An Interview with Vaughan Merlyn on Management
    Vaughan Merlyn, who is a management consultant, researcher, and author, has had as his primary focus for more than three decades now has been the use of information and information ...
  • An Interview with Michael Schrage on Ubiquity
    Author of several acclaimed books and numerous articles in such publications as Fortune and Technology Review, Michael Schrage is also a world-traveling consultant to all businesses great and small. ...
  • An Interview with Michael Schrage
    It is November 2008 and much of the globe is in the throes of recession. Innovation is on many minds. We need new products and new services generating new value ...
  • An Interview with Richard A. Demillo
    Richard A. DeMillo is the Dean of Georgia Tech's College of Computing. He previously was Hewlett-Packard's chief technology officer and served as director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. ...
  • An Interview with Wei Zhao
    Wei Zhao is currently the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before he joined RPI in 2007, he was a Senior Associate Vice President for Research ...
  • Ubiquity interview with Neumont's Graham Doxey
    Neumont University in Salt Lake City was featured in Ubiquity two years ago, with an interview with one of its founders, Scott McKinley. We wanted to go back and see ...
  • Mailbag
    In his article 'Artificial and Biological Intelligence,' Subhash Kak of Louisiana State University asks if 'humans will eventually create silicon machines with minds that will slowly spread all over the ...
  • An Interview with William P. Dunk: On Collaboration
    Management consultant and futurist William P. Dunk says, "What collaboration is about is distributed intelligence, and I think that systems and governments and companies are all in such a degree ...
  • An Interview with Alan Lenton: On Games
    Noted U.K. game designer Alan Lenton talks about his award-winning multi-player game Federation and discusses the sociology and psychology of gaming. ...
  • Ken Robinson on Telecom Policy
    Ken Robinson is a communications attorney in Washington, having worked at the Departments of Justice and Commerce, the FCC, and the Office of Telecommunications Policy during the Nixon Administration. ...
  • Building smarter: an interview with Jerry Laiserin
    Architect and industry analyst Jerry Laiserin is an advocate for "building smarter" - the application of information technology to transform the way the built environment is designed, constructed and operated. ...
  • Leonard and Swap on 'Deep Smarts'
    An interview with Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap: The first issue that any organization has to face is the identification of the deep smarts. Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap are ...
  • Anita McGahan on Industry Evolution
    Anita M. McGahan is author of the new book 'How Industries Evolve: Principles for Achieving and Sustaining Superior Performance' (Harvard Business School Press). She is the Everett V. ...
  • Ken Sevcik on Performance Evaluation
    Ken Sevcik is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He received his B.S. in 1966 from Stanford University and his PhD in 1971 from the University of ...
  • Mihai Nadin on Anticipatory Systems
    What is the difference between a falling stone and a falling cat? Mihai Nadin, who directs the newly established Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at the University of Texas ...
  • Czerwinski on Vizualization
    Mary Czerwinski is Senior Researcher and Group Manager Visualization and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft Research. ...
  • Michael Schrage on Innovation
    Looking for the great clients who are the true innovators? Co-director of the MIT Media Lab's eMarkets Initiative, a senior advisor to MIT's Security Studies Program, and a consultant to ...
  • An Interview with Joichi Ito: The world wide blog
    Joichi Ito, founder of Neoteny and other Internet companies, finds that cyberspace is embracing it roots — collaboration, community, and personal communications — with bloggers leading the way. ...
  • S. Joy mountford on interface design
    The ultimate technology world will be soft, flexible and addressable. But the issues will remain the same, according to interface designer S. ...
  • Roger Brent and the alpha project
    The work of a multidisciplinary genomic research lab in Berkeley may yield big changes in drug therapy and medicine. Roger Brent is President and Research Director of the Molecular Sciences ...
  • An Interview with Jesse Poore: Correct by design
    Jesse Poore suggests a revolution in programming - holding software developers to the same level of rigor of training and workmanship as other professionals, developing software that's correct by design, ...
  • Esther Dyson ... In focus
    Venture capitalist Esther Dyson is the chairman of EDventure Holdings, which publishes the influential monthly computer-industry newsletter Release 1.0 as well as the blog Release 4.0. ...
  • Talking with Ben Chi of NYSERNet
    How the Internet began in New York State, the current state of Internet2, and the remote possibility of Internet3 ...
  • A whole new worldview
    Anthropologist Christopher Kelty on programmers, networks and information technology ...
  • A designing life: Blade Kotelly
    A speech-recognition software expert explains the difference between good design and ambiguity, how good designs go bad, and why everyone is a designer. ...
  • Building an inventive organization
    A creativity expert distinguishes the concept of creativity from that of innovation and discusses how to create a corporate culture that really fosters creativity ...
  • The Virtues of Virtual
    Abbe Mowshowitz talks about virtual organization as way of managing activities and describes the rise of virtual feudalism. ...
  • A model of democracy
    When can you have freedom, equality, moral reciprocity and a paycheck? Brook Manville on the surprising blueprint for organizational management. ...
  • Do you know what's in your project portfolio?
    Cathleen Benko and Warren McFarlan, authors of "Connecting the Dots: Aligning Projects with Objectives in Unpredictable Times" discuss the dangers of ignoring your IT portfolio. ...
  • Beyond numbers
    Martha Amram on the current economics of technology investment. ...
  • The new computing
    Ben Shneiderman on how designers can help people succeed. ...
  • Robert Aiken on the future of learning
    In the hands of skilled teachers, technology will provide students with the best possible education -- both face-to-face and distant, collaborative and individualized, and entertaining and instructional. ...
  • Talking with John Stuckey
    A conversation with the Director of University Computing at Washington and Lee University ...
  • Putting it all together with Robert Kahn
    The co-founder of the Internet recalls the non-commercial early days and looks at today's issues of fair use, privacy and the need for security. ...
  • Inside PARC
    Johan de Kleer talks about knowledge tracking, smart matter and other new developments in AI. ...
  • A conversation with Ruby Lee
    Innovative computer scientist Ruby Lee talks about secure information processing, efficient permutations, fair use in the digital age, and more. ...
  • Complexity in the interface age
    Do you control technology or does it control you? Jeremy J. Shapiro talks about the power struggle in machine/human relationships and what it means today to be information-technology literate. ...
  • Computer science meets economics
    Yale's Joan Feigenbaum talks about the possibilities for interdisciplinary research, the new field of algorithmic mechanism design, and her radical views on security. ...
  • What's in a name? Ask yahoo!
    A company's brand is one of its most valuable assets, one that few high tech companies -- most recently HP and Compaq -- understand how to leverage, according to Sam ...
  • Think globally, act strategically
    John Parkinson relays the challenges for a global financial services firm including anticipating technologies, winning the war for talent, and finding innovative ways to maintain a corporate presence in a ...
  • Intel's inside track
    Annabelle Gawer on the surprising sources of leadership in interdependent environments. ...
  • Sold!
    Ajit Kambil on the inevitable, strategic use of electronic markets and auctions. ...