My first keynote presentation: Lib2.0 at Stockton

Losing Weight: John LeMasney after picture

I am very excited to have been asked to give the keynote presentation and other presentations at Lib2.0 2015: A Media Specialist Symposium, in October 2015.

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The Story of the Maple Seeds at the 2015 Princeton Parklet

Princeton Parklet Maple Seeds cc-by lemasney

The story of the maple seed hanging sculptures that are a part of the 2015 Princeton Parklet is a very interesting one, and I thought I’d share it as a way of thanking everyone involved in their creation. But first, some definitions.

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10 things to know about Google Drive

Google before you Tweet is the new Think before you speak - LeMasney Consulting

So I recently gave a class at Princeton Public Library on Google Drive. I speak about it frequently to organizations and internal groups as well. It is a topic that is nearly as close to my heart as visual literacy, and one that strongly affects the way I learn, work, and live. The accompanying presentation is at this link on Google Drive. And that, in effect, is part of the power of it. I can control who gets what kind of access to all of my documents going back to my first digital document, and can grant access or editing rights with a link.

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My philosophy regarding the benefits of hacking

When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything. cc-by lemasney

Hacking is the art of understanding something in a complete way, mastering it, for the sake of changing it to meet a need. Usually the result of hacking is innovations not introduced or intended in the original designs. Open source systems promote and benefit from hacking. Proprietary or closed systems make it harder to do that. Information, knowledge and recipes should be free, as in freedom.

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Tonight at Brookdale Computer Users Group: John LeMasney on Blender

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Tonight at Brookdale Computer Users Group: John LeMasney on Blender

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The only issue with using recycled business cards.

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The only issue with using recycled business cards. cc-by lemasney

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27 questions on being a technology consultant: A high school class interviews John LeMasney

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27 questions asked by students in an interview on being a technology consultant with John LeMasney

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Meanwhile, on Facebook… Stage directions

John has an idea on Facebook.

I had a thought about the limits of emoticons. So you know when you are chatting with someone, and you write something with a smile on your face and it is interpreted as though you were scowling? Some would argue that emoticons, (forming emotional *mostly* facial expressions made of joint text) solve the problem of emotional context …

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Tonight at Princeton Public Library: Design for Non-Designers

A waveform of me saying the word 'open' by lemasney.

Tonight, at 7 pm at Princeton Public Library, I’ll be introducing self-designated non-designers about the basics of graphic design for non-designers. It’s free to the public, no registration necessary, in the technology center. In the talk, I introduce the key ideas of graphic design to those who may never have had the discussion before: Fonts …

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A Symphonic way to bring people together, sustainably.

Symphonic logo by lemasney

What is Symphonic? I had a lot of fun designing this visual brand for Symphonic, an ideological company I’m thinking about that focuses on ways to bring people together. One of the themes that they might use to bring people together ideologically is through sustainability, another through making, another through understanding technology, and so on. I have …

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Where is technology going next?

Helen Keller quote by lemasney

In this article, John LeMasney ponders the answer to where is technology going next, focusing on the ideas of immersion, connectedness, and transportation.

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Tonight at PPL: Google Drive

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View image | gettyimages.com There’s a free and open to the public class tonight (4/15/2015) at Princeton Public Library at 7 pm on Google Drive. I’m excited for the session because in many of the conversations that I have with clients about how they manage documents and archives, I usually end up discussing Google Drive …

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