Links From This Week (2010/10/15)

It’d be way too easy to just list out every video from the COINs conference this week, but they archive almost everything, it’s free and blowing your mind won’t take but a few minutes out of this outstanding conference. The keynotes alone will blow you away. The paper sessions that went down on day 3 will have you on the edge of your seat.

McGraw announced a “build your own textbooks” program by mixing and matching chapters from many sources. (via @jadekaz)

Takashi Iba (@taka_iba) posted his slides from COINs 2010 online. “Autopoietic Systems Diagram for Describing Creative Processes” which describes the creative process inside collaborative innovation networks. He’s got a real handle on making this topic fairly accessible considering how far down the rabbit hole this can go.

Evan Williams, formerly the CEO of Twitter (and one of its founders) addressed the idea of decentralized networks, which is what Diaspora aims to do and is generally a pretty interesting subject. (via @markgammon)

Zack Snyder made the awesome Dawn of the Dead remake. Then he made 300. Then he made Watchmen which wasn’t completely awesome but he gets credit for respecting the material. Now, with Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception) producing, they’re going to make the next Superman movie, and General Zod is in it. (via @delasare)

I wrote a little bit about this last night on Amplify, but in all the busy-ness about Facebook Groups, one item seems to not had its share of the spotlight: Data Portability in Facebook is here, it’s real, and it’s pretty darn respectable.