More thoughts on improving this game that arose while at etech. I would like to know who paid to be on stage. It is like google ads – the real search results are on one side and the ads are on the other. We should know who is buying our attention for how much. We should vote on who we want to let buy our attention as an audience – after all we did pay $1300 to be there (and our hotel on top of that). Didn’t we pay not to have it bought?
Can we have better feedback loops beyond IRC. At TED last year they had a little text message voting thing that you could use to say what you thought of the speaker as they wrapped up.
We had some amazing talks about great philosophical ideas that could inform a lot of folks work in this space. I wondered about the possibility of having the audience actually process (talk to itself) about the ideas and things it is learning about. How might that idea, notion, research fact influence and affect the work all these ‘alpha geeks’ are doing.
I have started a blog on unconferences to gather more practices and ideas and thoughts. unconference.net and unconferences.org, net and com will resolve there within the week.