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Gnomedex 2009

Touted as “a Technology Conference of Inspiration and Influence,” the Gnomedex conference starts today at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, WA, and runs through August 22.

This year’s theme is Human Circuitry, and is organized by self-proclaimed “Geek, Internet Entrepreneur, Hardware Addict, Software Junkie, Book Author, Once TV Show Host, Technology Enthusiast, Shameless Self-Promoter, Tech Conference Coordinator, Early Adopter, Idea Evangelist, Tech Support Blogger, Bootstrapper, Media Personality, Technology Consultant, and Thicker Quicker Picker Upper,” Chris Pirillo.

Chris describes the event as: 

  • An intersection between technology and community
  • Technology that transforms and extends the human experience
  • Social Media stories that inspire and empower
  • Conversations that become the stage: the backchannel is the frontchannel
  • The Science and Mathematics of our Real Lives

It’s not directly art-themed, but it has a lot of artists, animators, authors, and designers who attend and give their feedback to the digital storm.

Sounds good to me.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.