St. Louis Interaction Design Group Event for June - The Semantic Web @ Habanero

9 Jun 2009 - 7:52am
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Brad Ty Nunnally
2008

All,

At this month's St. Louis Interaction Design Group meet up, we will be
treated to a presentation on The Semantic Web (abstract forthcoming) by
Micah Herstand hosted by Habenaro in Downtown St. Louis.

This is an exciting topic as the Semantic Web becomes more pervasive and
accessible in our everyday lives. We hope you can join us and if you know of
any friends or co-workers that would be interested in this event please pass
it on.

*Event Details:
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When: 6:00 - 7:30 June 23, 2009
Where: 712 N. Second St, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO‎
(Link<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=habenaro+st.+louis+mo&sll=37.649034,-95.712891&sspn=31.970916,79.101563&ie=UTF8&ll=38.633802,-90.184407&spn=0.015488,0.038624&z=15&iwloc=A>
)
Host: Habanero

Presenter: Micah Herstand
Topic: Semantic Web - .....

Following the meeting if there is interest we can head to a
nearby restaurant for food, drinks, and follow up conversations.
*Links:*

St. Louis IxDA Ning Social Network: http://saintlouisixda.ning.com/

LinkedIn Event Page:
http://events.linkedin.com/St-Louis-Interaction-Design-Group-June/pub/82111

Facebook Event Page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=84895846529&ref=nf

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks!
Brad Ty Nunnally
Interaction Designer
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Blog: http://bradsramblings.com/blog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bnunnally
618.580.1989

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15 Jun 2009 - 12:20pm
Brad Ty Nunnally
2008

All,

An abstract for June's Event on The Semantic Web.

The Role of Design on the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is the next evolution of the World Wide Web.
Instead
of relying on linked documents - webpages - it relies on "Linked
Data." While this new paradigm will help people find information
and
make decisions on the Internet more efficiently, it provides a
questionable future for the web design community. It could mean a
smaller focus on design (both the IxDA and IA kind), and more of a
focus on large, interconnected databases with a few general purpose
applications for aggregation. However, I believe the Semantic Web
should instead be encouraging to the design community. It allows us
to return to the fundamentals of design and remember why humans will
always prefer the presentation over the spreadsheet: Design tells us
the story behind the information we seek. My aim is to describe
design's distinctive purpose in the future of the Internet, and how
the Semantic Web's focus on data, instead of documents, will help
this
purpose to succeed.

Hope you can join us!

St. Louis IxDA Ning Social Network: http://saintlouisixda.ning.com/

Thanks!
Brad Ty Nunnally
Interaction Designer
Blog: http://bradsramblings.com/blog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bnunnally
618.580.1989

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