SIME stands for Scandinavian Interactive Media Event. I spoke at SIME 1997 as a young "web poet"
After a few years absence I was invited back to speak. This was a great opportunity in two respects:
one, I have a keynote address, a chance to make a sustained presentation of my ideas about gaming and the internet to an audience that I'm pretty comfortable with.So I gave a speech about next generation game consoles, how they were going to be the cheap internet appliance of the future (sega dreamcast - $200 for an internet computer). I used PowerPoint to make my point. It was a fun experience!
Three people came up afterwards to express their surprise that I had "become corporate" but one or two said that I picked up a little bit of the Justin Hall rant-a-thon speedtalking towards the end. I definitely have fun talking fast about things I love. But I gotta anchor it with a point or I might not grow.
Photo by: Magnus Bodin