I love the fact that quite a few people doing the #fedwikihappening are aware of Brett Victor. I have to admit to something of a man-crush
Magic Ink is one of my favourite papers and I've found it immensely challenging and thought provoking. It's helped shaped my mental model of current content systems and guided thoughts on how to rethink those systems.
The Future of Programming presentation is one of my all time favourite lectures. This is a perfect example of why I won't buy into the whole "the lecture is dead" idea that keeps buzzing. A lecture isn't about delivering content but in presenting it in a way that is interesting, empathetic and playful. With an overhead projector, pocket full of pens and thin tie Bret creates a perfect time warp scenario that challenges some pretty fundamental ideas in how we think about technology - ie that we're actually doing it right,