Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shedworking hits the conference circuit

The prestigious ETech, the annual Emerging Technology Conference held in California ("ETech opens our eyes to the trends, tools and developments in emerging technology that demand our attention—demonstrating how technology can bring us closer to each other and to the world around us"), is all about the technology of abundance and constraints next year under the banner Living, Reinvented. And so Shedworking was delighted to discover that there's to be a whole section on what they call Nomadism and Shedworking. Here's what they say:
"Nomadism & Shedworking: As cities and their suburbs rapidly increase their footprint, there are some who reject the crowded living conditions, but take advantage of the connectedness. They adopt a high-tech lifestyle within the constraints of a smaller space or take their posessions and their bits with them on the road, to the farthest reaches of the globe. How do they do this and what can we learn from them?"
At the time of writing it doesn't look like I can attend but I'd be interested to hear from anybody who does. And does this mean that we should push for 'shedworking' to be included in the OED?
Thanks to Suw at Kits and Mortar for the alert.

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