Kevin Marks is a Developer Advocate for OpenSocial at Google, bringing external developers and Google engineers together to make a better web. Over the last 20 years he’s alternated between giant companies and founding startups – BBC, The UK MultiMedia Corporation, Apple QuickTime, Technorati and now Google. The common thread has been working out how people, computers and media can complement each other, and solving the engineering and social problems where they meet. He is one of the driving forces behind microformats.org and advisor to the Open Rights group. He wants you to remember that URLs are people too, and his URL is http://epeus.blogspot.com. (description taken from here) This video was filmed at the Lift conference using the Sanyo HD1000 camcorder.
Philippe Tarbouriech is a Photographer Technologist at http://phitar.com and worked as the producer of Sim City 3000 in the silicon valley. In this video he is talking about some of the challenges for the OLPC project in terms of being relevant in the classroom and about some of the strategies that a teacher can use to keep the attention of the students when they each have their own laptop.
Guy Pignolet is a researcher at the University of La Reunion LEEP Energy Lab and is a Board Member of the Sunsat Energy Council for Space Power. He talks about Nicolas Tesla and other wireless power transfer technologies.
Mixin is a system that connects to existing social networks, instant messaging, email to pull out information about activities that users plan to have or want to have in the future, and then hooking those users up with their friends, their nabours or with the general public to thus meet-up with people in real life. This could change the way people meet-up to do sports, study, work and have fun.
Heewon Kim addresses the trends in web usage in South Korea, and focuses in particular on how teenagers use social software in the world’s most wired country. Check her full keynote speech at http://www.liftconference.com/how-social-networks-changed-everyday-life