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The Thinking Person’s Social Experience

My friends and frequent business partners at Miner Productions are at it again, driving production on a new social networking community called the Ideas Project, an interactive site featuring videos and threaded discussions on a wide variety of topics anchored by prominent thought leaders. The published content is organized primarily into Themes, People and Technology, with user generated content in the form of Questions, Ideas and threaded comments tied to the published content. There’s some interesting navigation devices used for exploring related ideas and contributors, but it’s really the quality of the thought-leader content that stands out. It’s kind of like a TED-style conference in the sustained format of an online social network.

It’s a cool idea and the content is definitely worth exploring. I’m currently listening to a video by Jerry Michalski on how the Internet represents the development of a “global brain”— check it out. The project was sponsored by Nokia, and developed in partnership with Xigi and Axis 41. As always, great work, Miner. I’m looking forward to our next collaboration.

Google’s Dance Party a Miner Miracle

I’ve been doing a lot more work in partnership with Miner Productions over the past year, including our What’s Happening in Marketing Videos and Elite Retreat events. I wasn’t involved in their big rave last week at Google, but their production of one of Google’s biggest events is a great example of what an ace team can accomplish. They turned Google’s campus into a huge dance house, wining and dining more than seven thousand Googlers with a night of music and high tech entertainment. Very cool stuff. I’m proud to partner with Miner–and I’m looking forward to our Elite Retreat in Hawaii in October. Very different event, but you can see the depth of what they can do to turn an event into an event.

Google Dance Party, produced by Miner Productions
Look. It’s a Googly dance floor!

Google Dance Party Lazer Tag
Laser Tagging Graffiti

Google Dance Party
A high-tech version of Caricature drawing.

Google Dance Party
T-shirts that reveal a hidden icon under glow lights.

Congratulations, Miner. On to Hawaii!