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Mike Travers
Works at SRI International
Attended MIT
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Used to be SF and fantasy was ghettoized, looks like things have inverted and now realism requires labeling, at least for teen fiction.
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I just quit my job at a prestigious research institute because I could not take the hierarchical atmosphere, which to me was antithetical to doing any kind of real creative work. 

So, here's a god-damned game company showing a better way. Which prompts the thought, why can't we have a place like this for doing important work, such as scientific software and building the networked collaboration tools that the world needs to fix its big problems? 

(Well, I sort of know the answer, which is that Valve has a nice fat revenue stream which gives them some room for organizational freedom. )

(And I should note that I have been in environments that were something like this in the past, such as the MIT Media Lab -- but Valve actually seems more radically non-hierarchical)
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Interesting books on display, UCSF
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Ghosts of past shows, Haight St.
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often unnoticed, shadows and echoes are everywhere...
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Found this a block away from my workplace.
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Near my polling place
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Looks like fun for all!  Congrats!
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LinkBack, making the web epsilonically closer to a true Nelsonian hypertext system: http://linkback.herokuapp.com/
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Cute cyberbaby!  From Sam Wass, Parag Mital, and Tim Smith’s paper, “Cutting through the blooming, buzzing confusion: Signal-to-noise ratios and comprehensibility in infant-directed screen media.”  Via http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2012/06/18/cognitivists-storm-big-apple-big-apple-asks-whats-a-cognitivist/
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#Prometheus  raises the age-old question of why they spend hundreds of millions on special effects without bothering to have a script that makes minimal sense. How much could that cost?
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Computer Scientst
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  • SRI International
    Computer Scientst, present
  • CollabRx
  • Elsevier MDL
    Principal Software Engineer
  • IBM
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