Galaxy, Quested

Thanks to everyone in the audience and the Netflix Design Team for an amazing scifiinterfaces movie night of Galaxy Quest. It’s one of my favorite movies, has some awesome interfaces, and it’s so much better watching it with a big group of people who love it, too. Not to mention the free shuttle. And free food. And free beer. And awesome schwag. A fantastic night for everyone who braved the rain.


Don’t forget, if you won one of the shirts in the trivia contest but it’s not the right fit, let me know the right fit and where to have it sent!

Last but not least in my fall speaking tour is Nerd Nite East Bay at the New Parkway in Oakland on Monday. It’s a sex-themed night. Erin Brandt will seduce a dancing spider. Zarinah Agnew will introduce the basics neuroanatomy and has agreed to talk about where the penis is in the brain as a nod to the theme. 🙂 I’ll be doing a 20-minute (comedic) presentation of sex-related interfaces in sci-fi, including four awesome new and thought-provoking interfaces that weren’t in the book. See you there!

Scifiinterfaces and Netflix present: Galaxy Quest


Thursday, 20 NOV 02014

Come to Los Gatos to join the Netflix Design Team and Chris Noessel, co-author of “Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction” in a viewing of one of the all time sci-fi/comedy greats Galaxy Quest.

Reserve your ticket at Eventbrite

It’s a great opportunity to hear Chris deconstruct one of the interfaces from the movie and network with other designers. There will be a trivia contest with sci-fi interface t-shirts based on the movie as prizes. Additionally there will be cool schwag and possibly some book giveaways. Food, drink, and popcorn will be provided. Best of all, the whole event is free and recently opened to the public!


6:30 – 7:00 P.M.: Registration & Networking

7:00 – 9:30 P.M.: Presentation (some mild spoilers) & Movie


Netflix campus cinema: 100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Shuttle from San Fransico

A shuttle from San Francisco will be provided from the Glen Park Bart Station at 5pm. If you need additional information about the shuttle please email

Øredev opening keynote

If you heaven’t read the (admittedly, long) series of reviews on the “operating system” OS1 from Spike Jonze’s Her, now you can watch me work through the highlights as the opening keynote at the Øredev conference in Malmö, Sweden. (There are a few extra things that didn’t make it to the blog.)

Props to my friend Magnus Torstensson at Unsworn Industries, who noted that government would be another possible organization that could produce OS1 (but that also would not have an interest in releasing it, for reasons similar to the military.)