Monday mornings Digital Democracy Teach-In packed the room for discussions like Effective Political Blogging and presentations like Electronic Voting and Transparency. Warned blogger Halley Suitt (third from left), The
2OReilly Emerging Technology Conference – OReilly: Tutorial presenter Andrew Huang
Concurrent with Mondays teach-in were half-day tutorials like Reverse Engineering: Basic Hardware and Software Techniques, presented by Andrew Huang — author of Hacking the Xbox,?an eye-opening account of hacker ingenuity. <a
3OReilly Emerging Technology Conference – OReilly: UI for Alien Cowboys
Another Monday tutorial, UI for Alien Cowboys, engaged participants in a collaborative design workshop for an imagined home information appliance.
4OReilly Emerging Technology Conference – OReilly: Tim OReilly keynote
Tuesdays main conference opening session began with convener Tim OReillys keynote, OReilly Radar, in which he highlighted the collaborative component thats driving the future of Web initiatives such as interactive mapping. Read about <a
5OReilly Emerging Technology Conference – OReilley: iRobot Founder Helen Greiner
OReilly was followed by keynoter Helen Greiner, president and co-founder of iRobot Corp., whose Roomba automated vacuum cleaner combines state-of-the-art robotics with consumer-market economies of components. Read <a href=http://www.
6OReilly Emerging Technology Conference – PackBot: iRobot military technology
Greiner also showed military applications of iRobot technology, including the PackBot units that have aided in searching through the wreckage at Ground Zero and are also being deployed in Iraq. Audience Q&A quickly drilled into the ethical implications of