No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.


   -Henry Rollins

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Question from The Purplelist


I’m a huge fan of PSKF and I’m also a member of their expert network, The Purplelist. I was asked a great question today by Scott Lachut and thought I’d share it because events and fans are some of these most exciting aspects of the emerging mobile market: Recently listened to an interview with Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard, in which he discussed the future of live events...

Anthony Bourdain’s: The Layover (video)


Interesting to see that the focus of Anthony Bourdain’s new show is to highlight what you should do in specific locations if you only had 24 hours there. Sounds a lot like microblogging via Twitter or Tumblr or micro-surveys via JetJaw. Either way, looking forward to the show. Enjoy!

QR code generates animated tattoo


As of a year ago, I imagined people walking around with QR codes on t-shirts to allow others to see the online side of themselves. (I still need to order mine.) I also imagined QR tattoos but thought it would be years away. I was WRONG! Enjoy!

Amazing iPhone 4S video


I stole this video from The Denver Egotist. It’s a great example of the amazing quality of the iPhone 4S video. Try full screen. (It’s even better if you plug your ears.) Enjoy!

Benjamin Dowie on Vimeo.



Yesterday I had the chance to sit down with the Mark Salsberry, CEO of JetJaw. We had a great conversation and did some futuring. The kind that makes me excited for the time we live in. I started with the most obvious question I could think of; where did the name JetJaw come from? “JetJaw came out of the Founder Institute and we went through several branding exercises. A lot of thought went...

Moby & Björk show us music


Back in May, Moby released his latest effort, Destroyed, utilizing new media in a very creative way. His microsite features an interactive map with pictures at various locations. These are images highlighted by white dots were taken by Moby while he was touring and recording his album. The black dots mark the location of Instagram images added by his fans using the #destroyed hastag. (I’m...

Gamification by Design


I just finished reading a new O’Reilly book by Gabe Zichermann & Christopher Cunningham (site here) entitled Gamification by Design and I strongly encourage you – yes you – to read it. Just in case you thought that gamification has anything to do gaming, let me assure you: that it doesn’t. Some of the easiest examples of gamifaction are frequent flyer miles, badges on...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.