faberNovel ouvre ses locaux pour les Journées Du Patrimoine des Start-up le samedi 15 septembre de 18 à 20h pour un apéro sur l'entrepreneuriat et l'innovation.
faberNovel aide les grandes organisations à penser et agir comme des startups : Canal+, La Poste, SNCF, l'Oréal, FNAC etc.
Venez découvrir comment nous travaillons, quels sont nos métiers, le tout dans nos locaux à coté de la Place de la République... qui valent vraiment le coup d'oeil !
- Une présentation de faberNovel, une agence dédiée à l'innovation.
- 3 présentations de startups parisiennes :
Bureaux à Partager - ou comment transformer l'espace de travail pour qu'il soit plus collaboratif
Job2day - ou comment recruter et rechercher un emploi sur Internet / Mobile
Makesense - ou comment bénéficier de l'aide d'entrepreneur sociaux pour vos projets
Et surtout beaucoup d'échanges.
Venez nombreux !
Don’t ask me why. This is each
year the same experience. About the same time.
I am on vacation and my iPhone doesn’t want to come with me.
Forgotten in a cab the night before leaving, or smashed by my 18 month old son a few days after arriving, … the effect is the same: I am away, out of the office, with no spare device. Free as a 20th century boy.
This is a great experience. A Freudian slip for sure but this parapraxis offers me the opportunity to test myself: how long could I go without the most important (material) thing in my life if I am to believe what my nearest and closest tell me, and what do I miss the most in this f****** machine ?
Just like a yearly diet, I will confess that I enjoy this digital Ramadan (it is much longer than a digital shabbat for sure). My limit, each year, is “two weeks clean” as geekaholics anonymous might say.
I am just back from vacations, back from my iRetreat.
Ready, fresh, fit, sharp. And I see clearly why I now have a new iPhone and what I really missed.
Let me share with you my conclusions and The State Of My iPhone in 2012.
Smart(phone) doesn’t speak
Year after year, I use less and less the phone part of my... phone. I just call my mom, I text my friends and I think that my family, and my beloved clients ;), are the only people I don’t find intrusive when they “voice”-call me.
I would guess I’ve easily reduced by a factor of 10 the time spent talking on the phone in the past 5 years.
Email can wait, even Twitter can wait
And you don’t need your own device to access them, thank you webapps!
Last year, what I missed most was my email. And Twitter.
This year I kept the situation under control. Is that the same process as for voice calls that starts for emails ? I can’t be sure and to be honest, I think not but, certainly, you can live without your emails for a couple of hours. You may smile but this is kind of new to me...
And for Twitter and Facebook, this is just the same. And if you REALLY have something to check or to share, web apps are just so great at Gmail, Twitter and Facebook that you just need to borrow ANY device around you for a few minutes. So, either you can wait for your laptop or you can borrow a mobile device, to mail, tweet etc... your everyday life.
And for maps? Well, Google maps are such an awesome service but they also changed our relationship to the city and its people: don’t be shy, just ask how to get where you’re going from this beautiful local in front of you! My experiment may have been too short but having maps always with you seems not critical in a normal context.
My top 3 reasons apps to relapse
Here is the main part of my experience. Where it really started to itch and burn.
If I had to make a top list of what I missed, it will certainly be apps. And not native apps (even if Apple Weather app could easily make it to the top10 list).
And the winners are:
I love this app. Again, you will laugh at me but I now can’t think of running without it and if you run, you know how addictive it is.
So, two learnings here : my personal data is what I really miss when I lose my iPhone and sensor-based / health-dedicated applications may be the most critical in our smartphones.
Phones became smart when they received a camera... Just like leaving the cave with vision.
There is no other way to use Instagram but to switch on your smartphone (preferably an iPhone until recently). Being a hardcore user, how many times a week or a day do you want to post a photograph ?
As a point of entry, it definitely makes sense for Facebook to have bought the most social / critical app in my list.
I don’t use this app so much... But when you hear a great tune and don’t know the artist, you miss it so much. This is may be the most magic app of all. A wizardry that we previously couldn’t even imagine. This may not be critical but this is an addictive super power.
So, augmented reality is certainly a great source of great apps to create and download.
Epilogue - locked forever
At last, I changed my iPhone. And this year, the experience was just crazy. In 10 minutes, with no forum, no notice, … my iPhone was here again. When I say MY and don’t mean MY NEW iPhone but actually, the exact same iPhone, with my photographs, data, acounts, appointments, apps, etc. iCloud is such a great service (especially when compared to MobileMe) but an even greater asset for Apple. I was last year considering moving to Android, after all, it is my duty to test and know as much as possible about different options... but I am so hooked to iOS that I can bet that next year, you will be able to read here: The State Of My iPhone - 2013.
California this week passed SB 1298, a bill requiring the Dept. of Motor Vehicles to adopt new regulations and performance requirements for automated, driverless cars.
The really eye-popping part of this announcement was the vote - a unanimous passage by the State Senate. With the California state government deadlocked on issues from the public debt to high-speed rail, from prison sizes to illegal immigration, such one-sided agreement signals the imminent arrival of a technology that brings so many benefits it will touch virtually every aspect of our lives.
The adoption of driverless cars will benefit us by:
And this is just the beginning. With the incorporation of high-performance alternative energy sources, robust internet connectivity, smart infrastructure, and even better AI, our current system of private transportation will seem as old and antiquated as horses and buggies seem to us today.
If you google search Urban Activism you will probably find yourself browsing through stories about parklets, parking day, guerilla gardening and all sorts of urban hacks. The power to change our surroundings is no longer solely vested in the hands of the city but in its people--though most of these efforts began as a simple way of asking for change through proactive actions.
There seems to be more and more awareness of the impact of prototyping for the social and urban landscape. In San Francisco alone there are numerous organizations and groups of people excited about Urban Prototyping -- our friends at GAFTA, for instance, in partnership with a handful of local organizations enthusiastic about tactical urbanism (temporary small-scale interventions of public spaces that lead to conversations and actions.) This movement of citizens shaping and redesigning their cities doesnt end in SF. In Singapore an Urban Prototyping weekend was held last June, and GOOD will have its Biennale focus on “Renegade designers and Open Source Urbanism” in Venice today.
A few weeks ago I attended the UP Festival (Urban Prototyping brainstorm) and heard some of the most creative uses for public space I’d ever heard of. This style of creation for public spaces not only leads to masterful urban hacks but can also be leveraged as a tool for data collection, gathering of community, and action. GAFTA just announced the finalists and these projects will be featured in October in the Street Expostition in Downtown SF.
So mark your calendars and if you’re in San Francisco keep your eyes open for more urban prototypes and more spontaneous interventions that consider viability, scalability, innovation, presentation and impact on society and in your neighborhood!