MOSHING (Mobile Social Health Informatics ‘N Google)

Just two days before I posted at Mobile Muse about social media mashups around health information, Google announced their Health API and Health Data API. So it looks as though some of the pieces are already in place for the development of tools for managing health information on a personal mobile computing device. As the logical social media annex of this sort of enterprise is such a bleeding edge concept, though – mobile social health media, that is – one has to wonder whether the important questions around who will obtain benefit from such applications (and how they will obtain it, and why they should) will get due consideration prior to the development of said apps.

Anyway, it’s late and I need my beauty rest for Vidfest tomorrow. Not to mention Grant McCracken‘s talk. I’ll twitter ye as she unfolds. And hopefully I can still grab a ticket to M.I.A. this Sunday … y’know, do some of that other sorter moshing.

Chill out

Bitnotic created this program called Chill that generates ambient music ‘randomly’ (that would be impossible). It’s not bad – but if I could port this to whatever soft synths I wanted it’d be ideal (e.g., the voicing built in to the app appears to be merely Quicktime Instruments). At any rate, I’ll try and export what it generates to MIDI files and drop those into Reason, on some voices I’ve designed.

Via Podcasting News.

Next Nature :: cyber-implants running amok, and branded butterfly GMOs

Wow. Mieke Gerritzen gives a very provocative presentation on “Next Nature” – which, in its prophetic look at nature and culture combined, is one part Haraway, two parts Latour.

Is the Lift Conference always this interesting? Gerritzen breathes from the same bong as Ray Kurzweil. Who’da thunk it?