7/25/2011

Video of the week: How Algorithms shape our world by Kevin Slavin

A video titled How Algorithms Shape Our World opens this new week of Summer 2011. This was Kevin Slavin's talk available on TED. As it is reported on TED, Kevin Slavin, chairman and co-Founder of Area/Code, argues that we are living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by —algorithms. An interesting video for those who are familiar to scripts, algorithms, and others like computation.




Video courtesy: TED

Who is he?
Kevin Slavin is the Chairman and co-Founder of Area/Code. Founded in 2005, Area/Code creates cross-media games and entertainment for clients including Nokia, CBS, Disney Imagineering, MTV, Discovery Networks, A&E Networks, Nike, Puma, EA, the UK's Department for Transport, and Busch Entertainment. Area/Code builds on the landscape of pervasive technologies and overlapping media to create new kinds of entertainment. They have built mobile games with invisble characters that move through real-world spaces, online games synchronized to live televation broadcasts, and videogames in which virtual sharks are controlled by real-world sharks with GPS receivers stapled to their fins. Their Facebook game "parking Wars" served over 1 billion pages in 2008. Before founding Area/Code, Slavin spent over 10 years in ad agencies including DDB, TBWA\Chiat\Day and SS+K, focused primarily on technology, networks, and community. His work has been recognized through many industry awards and press.


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