Life & Society

Those algorithms that govern our lives

Sylvie Reinhard, Oct. 21, 2013
Previous Lift talks on algorithms and how they influence our lives have had an impressive impact: First there was Kevin Slavin 's speech at Lift11 on "Those Alorithms that govern our lives… Read more

Interview with Lift France Speaker Frédéric Bardeau

Sep. 23, 2013
Frédéric, who are you and what do you do? I'm nearly forty, I have 5 children and I'm a social entrepreneur, writer and trainer/professor with a passion for digital culture, education,… Read more

Public Transport Geneva launches real-time API

Sylvie Reinhard, Sep. 9, 2013
Today the public transport agency of Geneva ( TPG ) is officially launching a real-time open data API , featuring the data of the next departures. This is the first real-time open data portal of its… Read more

Maker of the World's First In-Vitro Burger to speak at Lift14

Sylvie Reinhard, Aug. 27, 2013
We are delighted to confirm that Professor Mark Post , the man behind the first in-vitro burger presented in London in August, will speak at Lift14! Mark Post is a medical doctor who currently holds… Read more

Bridges between Traditional Institutions and Digital Practitioners

Sylvie Reinhard, Jul. 4, 2013
Since the early beginnings of Lift we have been exploring the impact of technology on society and digital culture has always been a key topic. We strongly believe that "Technology is Culture… Read more

The latest adventures of DIY biologist Thomas Landrain

Sylvie Reinhard, Jun. 5, 2013
Very exiting stuff has been going on at " La Paillasse ", France's first biotech community lab. They just were awarded the "Maker" award by the OuiShare Fest in Paris and… Read more

OKCon 2013 Call for Proposals – out now!

Magaly Mathys, May. 7, 2013
Event . OKCon 2013 – 17th-18th September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. Call for Proposals . Find the call, FAQs and the submission form on the OKCon 2013 Call for Proposal webpage . Deadline . The… Read more

Great book: "Interviewing Users" by Lift speaker Steve Portigal

Sylvie Reinhard, May. 2, 2013
Steve Portigal, who delighted us with his speech Lift11 speech "Discover and act on insights about people" just published his first book: Interviewing Users explains how to succeed with… Read more

Start-up Scene in Uruguay

Sylvie Reinhard, Feb. 26, 2013
Interesting article in Friday’s NYT about Uruguay’s gaming start-up scene: Ironhide for example encounters great success in the US with its game Kingdom Rush : it has been ranked one of… Read more

"Ethical Erotica" producer Garion Hall speaking at Lift13

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 23, 2013
Please meet the third speaker of the "Innovation Drivers XXX" session: Garion Hall is CEO of abbywinters.com , a premium and successful adult pay site, with tens-of-thousands of paying… Read more

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