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  • Rubbing Elbows With The Alpha Geeks - Steffan Antonas
    even inspired to re visit his book now that I ve seen him speak in person and I m sure it s going to add a lot of color to the way I experience it for the second time On the whole five sessions really had a profound impact on me Here are the links to the sessions on the OReilly site in order of wow factor The actual videos should be posted with the presentations in the coming days definitely worth checking out Futuretainment The Asian Media Revolution I had the pleasure of having lunch with Michael Walsh who s book same name as the title of the session is coming out in the coming months The presentation was chalk full of mind grenade type insights about how asian tech culture is shaping the future of device design and how online behaviors are closely linked to the values and rules of ingrained cultures and societies Designing Magnets Connecting with Audiences in the Wired Age Elan Lee Fourth Wall Studios shared a lot of personal experiences about what it was like bringing online fantasy to life for off line communities and how real world interactivity can be built into online content The Case for Africa as a Mobile Development Hothouse Made me want to pick up every single book I could about mobile web development It ll knock your socks off to actually see the statistics of the populations worldwide that are accessing the internet via mobile devices as their primary connection because of the digital divide Halo vs Facebook Emotion and the Fun of Games Nicole Lazzaro founder and president of XEODesign Inc is an award winning interface designer and an authority on emotion and the player experience Her passion for this stuff is infectious I encourage anyone who

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  • Philosophy Archives - Steffan Antonas
    in a team atmosphere On the whole the fact that Blame is rarely if ever productive is an important lesson we d all benefit from Imagine that you re in a canoe with a friend and there s a fork in the river Your friend convinces you to take the channel on the right Next thing you know you hear the roar of a waterfall What do you do Do you start yelling at your friend Of course not It s counterproductive You paddle like hell for shore Let s say you make it Now do you start screaming That s what a lot of people would do But why You ve paid your tuition a brush with disaster so learn the lesson Blame solves nothing It s counterproductive Irrelevant Dan Baker Ph D Director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch Published July 12 2007 Author Steffan Antonas Category Psychology Philosophy Be Skeptical There s Always At Least Two Sides To Every Story As an African proverb says Until lions have their historians all tales of hunting will glorify the hunter Published July 12 2007 Author Steffan Antonas Category Psychology Philosophy Aristotle s Challenge Last night I had a hankering to revisit a book that I read in Grad School called Emotional Intelligence Why It can Matter more than IQ For the emotionally aware it s a great read albeit a little tough going given all the neuro psychology lingo but it s pretty damn intriguing After pulling it out of the pile I ve made in the hallway to my bedroom and blowing the dust off the cover that s accumulated since I ve moved to San Diego I opened to the first page and the first line of the book is Aristotle s Challenge in bold

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  • Gaming In Cyberspace: How Interactive Entertainment Is Changing Communication & Identity On The Net - Steffan Antonas
    the way to those of you who have shown an on going support for my work I ve enjoyed talking to each and every one of you I wish you all luck in your academic endeavors And please stop by this site frequently for updates I ll be posting more articles on Gaming In Cyberspace in the future You can download a copy of my thesis here Gaming In Cyberspace How Interactive Entertainment Is Changing Communication Identity On The Net Happy Reading Abstract of Gaming In Cyberspace How Interactive Entertainment Is Changing Communication Identity On The Net Currently several million people around the globe have accounts in the virtual worlds of massively multiplayer online video games The overall population of these virtual worlds has grown rapidly since 1996 This thesis offers an insight into interaction forms available in massively multiplayer online games by analyzing their communicative and social aspects The thesis aims to provide a deeper understanding of how virtual environments may be used in the future to overcome the limitations of current text based communication which are classified by a reduced set of intuitive non verbal cues The work is conducted using conceptual analysis by applying a theoretical model that translates the perceivable interaction forms that human beings use in face to face interaction in the real world to virtual worlds This thesis will argue that that the richness of interaction within computer mediated environments CMEs varies depending on the available medium and that CMEs structure the processes of identity presentation and communication in significant ways Additionally it argues that the number of channels e g speech gesture or posture and their dynamics e g the simultaneous use of multiple channels affect the overall level of richness of communication that takes place between users within computer mediated environments that

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  • Quotes Archives - Steffan Antonas
    had a hankering to revisit a book that I read in Grad School called Emotional Intelligence Why It can Matter more than IQ For the emotionally aware it s a great read albeit a little tough going given all the neuro psychology lingo but it s pretty damn intriguing After pulling it out of the pile I ve made in the hallway to my bedroom and blowing the dust off the cover that s accumulated since I ve moved to San Diego I opened to the first page and the first line of the book is Aristotle s Challenge in bold italics ARISTOTLE S CHALLENGE Anyone can become angry that is easy But to be angry with the right person to the right degree at the right time for the right purpose and in the right way this is not so easy Aristotle The Nicomachean Ethics It hit me just as hard reading it for the 50th time as it did the first Ponder that for a second I think you ll agree that it captures one of life s greatest challenges elegantly What makes it so profound is that it s been a good 2000 years since these words

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  • Beta Testing SmartLinks: How and Why AdaptiveBlue Is Changing The Way Bloggers Read and Publish - Steffan Antonas
    had been waiting for cue choir of angels I played with it for a few days and then wrote an email to Alex the email exchange that ensued inspired AdaptiveBlue s new Smartlinks Feed user interface HOW WHY ADAPTIVE BLUE IS CHANGING THE WAY WE READ PUBLISH Here s the comment I left on AdaptiveBlue s Blog as a result of the announcement of the new SmartLinks UI release for the sake of not being redundant And before you read this I d like to add two things up front that I think are really important about the way that the technology works Bloggers Rejoice Publishing a new item into a feed takes under 15 seconds 20 seconds if you add your own notes and does not require a log in You do it as you re browsing it s as fast as adding a del icio us tag It s a snap to set up and is completely customizable you fully control the way your SmartLinks work look and feel and it s all accomplished again through your browser Sorry Firefox only for now but hey arent you using Firefox anyway Here s my comment on AdaptiveBlue s BlueBlog Announcing the New Improved SmartLinks Feed Look And Feel UI Steffan Antonas Says September 14th 2007 at 11 07 am I am a veteran Typepad blogger who recently made the leap to WordPress to start a personal blog and after making the switch I was frustrated by some heavy trade offs One element that has set Typepad apart from other blogging platforms is that users have exclusive access to widget elements that has made Typepad stand out Typelists Typelists allow Typepad bloggers to quickly provide graphical links to their favorite books media and products on the web Typelists were Typepad s solution to letting their exclusive paying community show the world what media they consumed and recommended Typepad eat your heart out Not only are AdaptiveBlue s smartlinks going to change the way we read and find on the web AdaptiveBlue has taken the Typelist made it available to the rest of us given it a makeover and packed it full of functionality the kind that you wont find anywhere else on the web today Adaptive Blue is just what the rest of the blogging community has been waiting for Here s why 1 Bloggers everywhere are increasingly using their blogs not only as a vehicle of self expression but also of self representation AdaptiveBlue s customizable lists and grid widgets let bloggers quickly and easily post informative graphical links to all the media they consume and recommend right from their browser 2 Want to make money blogging Amazon Associate Links are a snap and are auto added to every link in every feed you publish straight from the blue organizer an easy to install firefox add on 3 SmartLinks add value to readers no more navigating away from primary content to get a little more info Clicking on a

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  • Citizen Journalism Archives - Steffan Antonas
    literally hundreds of thousands of status posts have hit Twitter Facebook and FriendFeed from citizens reporting on events happening on the ground in Iran and all over the world long before popular media CNN can t even keep up The Iranian government have done their best to silence the virtual protest they shut down popular sites like Flickr Twitter YouTube and Facebook and the crowd found work arounds organized themselves quickly got the word out and the cracks in the government s dams broke and the flood continued Millions of mobile phones and computers have replaced guns as the weapon of the revolution and the crowd is winning Read More Published June 18 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Movements and Activism Comments 3 Comments George Needs A Job Everyone meet George Every morning at 7 45am for the last 6 weeks I ve passed him on my way to work in Carlsbad CA Every day he s up before me standing proudly in business attire with his bright yellow sign that says in huge bold letters I NEED A JOB Today I stopped and interviewed him on camera in hopes that I could share his story with all of you because it s quite inspiring see the video below I ll let George tell you about what his 6 weeks holding his sign has been like in the video but I would like to share some additional thoughts about him Off camera I had a chance to chat with George and ask him very directly about why he believed standing at the side of a main thoroughfare in Carlsbad was a good idea and what the experience had been like for him I genuinely wanted to hear what he had to say 6 weeks is a long time to stand

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  • George Archives - Steffan Antonas
    up before me standing proudly in business attire with his bright yellow sign that says in huge bold letters I NEED A JOB Today I stopped and interviewed him on camera in hopes that I could share his story with all of you because it s quite inspiring see the video below I ll let George tell you about what his 6 weeks holding his sign has been like in the video but I would like to share some additional thoughts about him Off camera I had a chance to chat with George and ask him very directly about why he believed standing at the side of a main thoroughfare in Carlsbad was a good idea and what the experience had been like for him I genuinely wanted to hear what he had to say 6 weeks is a long time to stand in the hot sun holding a sign like this one His answer was incredibly humble optimistic and honest He said I am one of the huge percent of people who ve been laid off in California and all of them are looking for work This turns the tables in my favor Every morning I have people see

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  • development Archives - Steffan Antonas
    users quickly because they know they aren t just in the software business they re in the fun business and there s nothing fun about sucking at a game Recognizing this they ve developed innovative methods for getting complete novices engaged and enjoying the product as quickly as possible I call this the zero to fun metric Getting a user from zero to fun as fast as possible isn t

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