What will our future online look and feel like? How do we make sense of an increasingly decentralized world where technology threatens to take us away from a sense of place and home?
Using Stamen's work with clients like Digg, Adobe, SF MOMA and the 2012 London Olympics Committee, Rodenbeck will share his illuminating perspective on the evolution of the web through the use of live information visualizations, online cartography and beyond- The Commonwealth Club of California
With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin O'Malley applies unique training and coaching skills, as well as partnership building, to the world of corporate speaking and events.
His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face-to-face interactions with targeted audiences.
Building on a background in video, multi-media and event production for clients including Atari, The Gap, Clorox, Hay Consulting, Kingsford Charcoal, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Goodwill Industries, and Foote Cone Belding. O'Malley works both ends of a speaking event, from creative content and presentation to working directly with conference producers and meeting planners to create optimum on-site experiences.
Educated at Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude with graduate studies at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Eric Rodenbeck is Stamen Design's founder and creative director. He is a 14-year veteran of the interactive design field, and has spent this time working to extend the boundaries of online media and live information visualization.
Rodenbeck led the interactive storytelling and data-driven narrative effort at Quokka Sports, illustrated and designed at Wired and Wired Books, and was a co-founder of the design collective Umwow. He has lectured and spoken at Yale University, the University of Southern California, numerous O'Reilly technology conferences, Esther Dyson's PC Forum, and South by Southwest, among others. Rodenbeck studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York City and received a B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Technology from The New School for Social Research.
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"In a recession you are going to see the chaff fall away," he says.
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