lezingen in W3C Benelux

Invited talk: Declarative Applications

2018-09-09 | Archive

Keynote: In Praise of XML

2018-07-21 | Archive

Bert Bos en Håkon Wium Lie: CSS Reset

2018-06-16 | Archive

Moore's Switch: Doing Software Better

2018-06-15 | Archive

The XForms 2.0 Test Suite

2018-06-09 | Archive

Public ACM Turing Lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

2018-05-29 | Archive

Programming - we're doing it wrong

2018-01-12 | Archive

Keynote lecture of Steven Pemberton

2017-11-07 | Archive


Keynote Steven Pemberton: On the description of data

2017-02-11 | Archive

Invited Talk: 4 a.m. is the new midnight (and other internet philosophies)

2017-01-13 | Archive

The evolution of CSS4 Color

2016-06-15 | Archive

The evolution of CSS4 Color

New in CSS4 Color: ICC profiles! CIE Lab! Rendering Intents! OK by new I mean the stuff that used to be in SVG2. Which used to be in SVG Print. Which used to be in (well you get the idea). Why has color management taken so long to get going on the Web? Isn't it kind of esoteric and specialized - what does it do for you, in practical terms? What, in fact, is color anyway - isn't it kind of subjective?

After attending this talk you will understand that color is a measurable, reproducible sensation; standardized since 1931! You will get white point adaptation (you already know this, you maybe just don't know the term). You will understand Lab color space, be comfortable with gamut volume plots, and be able to laugh at snake-oil claims about color gamut coverage in advertising. You will be really looking forward to seeing CSS4 Color implemented in all the browsers (and the HTML/CSS to PDF converters). And just maybe, you will be kinda pissed we had to wait this long to get what print media has taken for granted for decades, now.

If you go out and buy a wide-gamut, calibrated monitor after this, I disclaim all responsibility :)

Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley is a Technical Director at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Considered “the father of SVG”, he also co-authored PNG, was co-editor of CSS2, chaired the group that developed @font-face, and co-developed WOFF. For three years he was a member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group. Co-editor of CSS3 Color and CSS4 Color, Chris is still trying to get Color Management on the Web, sigh. Currently working on CSS levels 3/4/5 (no, really), Web Audio, and WOFF2.

Keynote: HTML5 is the Flash

2016-04-21 | Archive

Researcher, W3C and CWI

Keynote: HTML5 is the new FlashTrack: Keynote Date: May 5, 2016 Time: 9:15 am - 10:00 am View session

Expert panelTrack: Expert panel Date: May 4, 2016 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm View session

  • Internet pioneer, and usability expert involved with the Web from its very beginnings
  • Researches how underlying technologies can be designed to improve the user experience
  • Co-designed many of the web technologies in use today, such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, RDFa and XForms

Steven Pemberton is a researcher at CWI, The Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, the first non-military internet site in Europe. His research is in interaction, and how the underlying software architecture can support users. He co-designed the ABC programming language that formed the basis for Python.

Involved with the Web since the beginning, he organised two workshops at the first Web Conference in 1994, and chaired the first W3C Style Sheets and Internationalisation workshops. For the best part of a decade he chaired the W3C HTML working group, and has co-authored many web standards, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XForms and RDFa. He now chairs the W3C Forms working group, and was until recently a member of the ODF (Open Document Format) technical committee.

He speaks and writes regularly on the effects of technology design.

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The Second Enlightenment

2015-01-21 | Archive

Tijd: Januari 9 2015 vanaf 19.00 tot 22.00 Locatie: Pakhuis de Zwijger Website of map: http://www.dezwijger.nl/ Soort gebeurtenis: netwerkborrel, lezing Georganiseerd door: Freelance Friday

Één van de beste tradities van Freelance Friday is dat de eerste bijeenkomst in het nieuwe jaar wordt opgeluisterd met een lezing van Steven Pemberton.

Lees de preview van The Second Enlightenment

Steven is onderzoeker bij het Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. Als lid van W3C, de organisatie die de ontwikkeling van ‘internet voor iedereen’ bewaakt, is hij co-auteur van onder meer HTML4 en CSS.

De presentatie van Steven Pemberton vrijdag 9 januari heeft een titel gekregen en Steven stuurde ons de onderstaande aanleiding en samenvatting van zijn verhaal.

The Second Enlightenment

Helping my son with his history homework, I found this paragraph in his history book: "At that time it was common practice for the church and the state to monitor everything that was said, written and printed. This practice is known as censorship. Anyone who dared to criticise the Church, the King and his officials was prohibited from speaking and could even go to prison. In most countries there were many officials who constantly screened everything that was said or written.

[...] The enlightenment thinkers were totally opposed to censorship. They wanted the freedom to express their thoughts and ideas."

Before the invention of printing, the church and state owned all access to information. The printing press released information supply from their restrictions, and enabled people to spread ideas which, many believe, led to the enlightenment.

But books still needed an expensive infrastructure of printing presses, publishers and bookshops, so that although spreading ideas became easier, it was still not straightforward. And the church state and commercial interests still did their best to control what was published.

The internet has created a new way of spreading ideas, because now everyone has the power and ability to publish, without needing an expensive infrastructure: your living-room computer can in principle reach everyone who is connected to the internet.

But as we have now become aware, this has not stopped criminal, commercial and state interests from monitoring us and using our information, or trying to stop ideas.

How bad is the problem, how can we preserve our privacy, and what needs to be done to make us less susceptible to monitoring?

Steven Pemberton

The True Cost of Content (Piracy and the Internet).

2014-10-01 | Archive

Tijd: Januari 10 2014 vanaf 19.00 tot 23.00

Locatie: Pakhuis de Zwijger Website of map: http://www.dezwijger.nl/Soort gebeurtenis: borrel, nieuwjaarsreceptie, 2014 Georganiseerd door: Freelance Friday

Traditiegetrouw verzorgt Steven Pemberton de eerste Freelance Friday van het jaar. Dat is ook ieder jaar weer een groot succes.

De presentatie is in het Engels / The presentation will be in English!

The True Cost of Content (Piracy and the Internet).

In the early days of broadcasting, newspapers prevented radio stations from broadcasting news reports for fear of competition; in the 1960's the record industry restricted the number of hours radio stations could play records; in the 1970's Hollywood tried to stop the introduction of video recorders to prevent people recording films from TV; in the 80's the record industry ran a campaign "Home taping is killing music". Existing industries are just scared of innovation.

So is file-sharing really so bad? Why do studies show that the people who file-share the most also spend the most on films and music? Why don't existing industries take advantage of file-sharing rather than try to stop it?

Before the internet, phone calls to far-away places would be more expensive than local calls. The internet has now demonstrated that this model was wrong: the cost of communication is not distance-based.

Now we see CDs of music often costing more than the DVD of a film, even though a film is much more expensive to produce. Why is this? Will the internet eventually show us the true cost of content in the same way it has shown us the true cost of communication?

Over de spreker:

Pemberton is onderzoeker bij het Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. Als lid van het World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), de organisatie die de ontwikkeling van ‘internet voor iedereen’ bewaakt, is hij co-auteur van onder meer HTML4 en CSS.



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