My idea for a project called UgoTrade came out of my experience working on a proposal to bring ICT training centers to the Tibetan Communities in exile in Southern India. We have barely begun to explore the potential of a networked world where everyone is a full participant in economies of knowledge, wealth, and fun!
I imagine a global mobile social reality where innovative technologists, and creative people everywhere will work together to reinvent global trading and communication from the back of a yak, a canoe on the Amazon, and a houseboat in New Orleans. I hope that Dr Yunus’ Nobel Prize winning model of micro lending can extend to micro trading in all forms of capital – social and economic, to enable a new global community/economy of knowledge and fun, where mobile social experience, ubiquitous computing, DIO technology, and games become the tools we can all use to make a better world .
Tish Shute, founder of Ugotrade
I am an entrepreneur, creative technologist/reality architect, synthesist, writer, and founder of Ugotrade – a leading blog focused on augmented reality, and the future of mobile social communications.
Currently I am working with Will Wright and Stupid Fun Club to bring a new variety of playful experiences to mobile/local/social.
I am co-founder of Augmented Reality Event. I love being involved in imagining/inventing how a new industry will turn out!
My career in new media and technology began with work in motion control, robotics, and special effects for film, television, theme parks and aerospace. I continue my interest in innovation and paradigm shifts as an entrepreneur and writer focused on the uncharted territory of augmented mobile social realities.
I have an M.Phil. in “Culture and Media” from NYU, Dept. of Anthropology, where I pursued my interest in the uptake of new technology from a more academic POV.
And below are some pictures of me on a very exciting and happy day for me. I was helping the great director Sidney Pollack on a scene for his film the The Interpreter. The scene featured one of the people I admire most in this world – the world renowned Capoeira Angola Grand Master, Mestre Joao Grande