Third Wave in 7 slides


My partners in crime Johannes and Igor and I had been trying to explain what it actually is that our company Third Wave does. It’s not complex, really, it’s just that often we can’t talk about client projects. So we experimented a bit with different ways of presenting the company – and ended up going all traditional: a slide deck. Here it is.

(If you’re into that kind of thing, you can find a German version here.)

Curious to hear your feedback, and thanks again for those of you who already helped us polish this thing!

Cognitive Cities at Convention Camp, Radio Trackback


As the preparation for Cognitive Cities Conference are picking up steam, we’ve been invited to talk about smart/cognitive cities on several occasions.

A few days ago, my co-conspirator Igor Schwarzmann gave a presentation at Convention Camp about how our perception and perspectives change when a city gets “smart”. Mainly, we highlighted some interesting projects in the field and discussed them with the audience. You’ll find the slides (mostly links to videos) at the bottom of this post.

Following up on our talk, Radio Trackback interviewed me about smart and cognitive cities. (Links to some of the projects I mentioned: Urban Defender Game, MIT Trash Tracking, Walkshop in Barcelona, Homesense, Lost London, Chromaroma, Cognitive Cities). The interview is in German, starting at around 6:26.

(Some Rights Reserved: Radio Trackback is released under a Creative Commons nc-by-nd license)

Shout out! Edial Dekker was also featured talking about YourneighboursCity Crawlers Berlin project (around 14:35).

And these are the slides of our presentation:

What the F— is social media?


A nice little presentation about the power of social media. It’s trying to me a bit more provocative than it really is, but the fun pictures make up for it. Some good stuff in there. (via). (Also, just after posting I noticed that this presentation slightly overlaps with the identically named presentation I blogged here.)

Webby Awards: Wrap-up & Slides


Webby AwardsSo last night I was at the German Webby Awards event in Berlin. (Thanks to Upside, the agency that serves as the German Webby ambassador, for inviting me as a speaker. Also, thanks to David!) What the Webby Awards do these days is branching out internationally. A logical step, if you ask me.

So how was it?

Bar Tausend Bar Tausend

With Bar Tausend, we had a great, very stylish location (see above). Picked remotely from New York, as far as I’ve heard. Extra props. It was packed and cozy. More agency folks than I had expected, it seemed like not many of the real web folks were around. Or maybe I’m mistaken, it just seemed that not many folks got my reference to IT Crowd

Eric Wahlforss of Soundcloud, Gabriel Yoran of aka-aki and Youyoung Lee of unlike.net all gave awesome presentations. Eric even managed to speak to folks from the future and brought back some wisdom – not bad!

For completeness’ sake I included my slides below. I spoke about Memes in Meatspace. What a great excuse to put on a lot of LOLCatz! Please note that they won’t make much sense without text, but at least so it won’t hurt much that the presentation is in German.

In the original version, clicking that last NOOB button would’ve taken the audience here to demonstrate how memes mutate to keep spreading. (Be warned: Click at your own risk.)

By the way, the awesome images, mainly the NOOB button, but also the “Teh Internets” image, were created by Goopymart. Plenty of geeky awesomeness there.

All in all: Good fun!

Next-generation marketing: It’s the groups, stupid!


David Cushman of Faster Future has this neat presentation about how PR works completely differently in networked environments, like on the web or mobile devices. It’s all about group behavior:

David Cushman: Adapting brands to the networked world.

(via End Of Control)