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Benji Lanyado is a journalist, coder – and a glimpse of the future? | News Burger
"When I first heard about The Reddit Edit, I thought it was a nifty idea.

It takes Reddit’s functional, information-laden appearance and turns it into a streamlined, colourful depiction of the top trending stories. The top three stories are displayed in an easy-to-use side-scrolling interface, plucked from five popular subreddits: /r/worldnews, /r/politics, /r/technology, /r/science and /r/pics, plus the reddit.com homepage.

You might think a project like this would be the undertaking of a web developer, but it’s the brainchild of 28-year-old British journalist Benji Lanyado. The Reddit Edit was his final project while taking front-end web development classes with General Assembly, a New-York based digital education company who have recently expanded to London.

Benji, who writes for The Guardian and The New York Times, is part of a growing number of media types that are taking it upon themselves to know how to write and code to bring their content to life…"

[An interview follows.]
redditedit  programming  generalists  crossdisciplinary  classideas  glvo  srg  edg  howwework  filters  filtering  clayshirky  facebook  twitter  howweread  news  developers  interdisciplinary  interdisciplinarity  learning  nyc  html  css  javascript  generalassembly  rubyonrails  codecademy  kerouapp  nytimes  guardian  2012  media  reading  theredditedit  benjilanyado  via:russelldavies  reddit  careers  coding  journalism 
september 2012 by robertogreco
A Vision for Talkable Brand: J.C. Penney - Digital Influence Mapping Project
"Ron Johnson, now CEO of J.C. Penney…ran the Apple stores before…his first few months at the historic department store have been challenged by Wall Street who only see short term revenue problems and subsequent stock dips.

…With so much abundance via the Internet, the store is there to inspire. He has plenty of other innovations up his sleeve from activities in-store (cooking classes?) to iPad-toting staff, to magic dressing rooms that somehow connect online with in-store…

I hope his vision gets realized and it pans out in a timely fashion. It stands to make J.C. Penney and those that chase after its vision into places we talk about and, in his words, “belong.”

[Article referenced within: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-09/ron-johnson-on-the-progress-of-his-j-dot-c-dot-penney-remake
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[More J.C. Penney: https://twitter.com/rogre/status/223316958416875520 ]
jcpenney  cafes  openstudioproject  lcproject  social  2012  experience  apple  retail  ronjohnson  via:russelldavies 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Neats vs. scruffies - Wikipedia
Much success in AI came from combining neat and scruffy approaches
interestingness  neats  scruffies  via:russelldavies 
august 2012 by robertogreco
russell davies: on tackling misconceptions
"This is a great 8 minute film about science education on video. And about the value of tackling misconceptions. And about the idea that people learn less from things they think are clear and concise than from things they find complex or challenging.

Is this applicable in other circumstances? I bet it is."

[See also: http://fnoschese.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/khan-academy-and-the-effectiveness-of-science-videos/ ]

[Direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVtCO84MDj8 ]
via:russelldavies  video  science  learning  education  misconceptions  challenge  complexity  khanacademy  salmankhan  teaching  reinforcement  salkhan  derekmuller 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Christian Groß — SMS to Paper Airplanes
"Purpose, I tried to visualize the text message communication between my girlfriend and myself. Since we are in a long distance relationship and living in two different countries text messages are often the easiest way to communicate. The challenge was to find a medium, which is variable and able to visualize the information of the text messages, but at the same time allows to keep the content private. For me the paper airplane was the perfect image for this scenario, because the text messages as well as travelling by plane are the most common ways for us to cover the distance.

The text messages were filtered and analyzed using PROCESSING. The sender was encoded by the direction of the paper airplane, the length of the message with its size and the amount of positive emotional words with the amounts of folds. Additionally the paper airplanes were divided in two types depending on the length of their text…"
art  sms  craft  paper  papernet  via:russelldavies  airplanes  paperairplanes  visualization  christiangross  christianGroß  texting  communication  planes  making  classideas 
august 2011 by robertogreco
growbot Garden
"A large part of our mission is to facilitate a discussion between technologists and growers so that each can learn from one another. In order for this conversation to happen, it’s important for our participants to feel like they have enough of an understanding of robotics basics that they can thoroughly imagine solutions for their small farm. Simple DIY teaching tools allow illustration of and interaction with these concepts. The sensor station below, for example, indicates how sensors can read moisture, light, and proximity, all of which have relevance to small-scale, organic farmers and their day-to-day needs."
technology  robots  research  tech  via:russelldavies  diy  growbotgarden  gardening 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Retail in Japan: Turning silver into gold | The Economist
"THE Ueshima coffee shops that dot Tokyo seem like any other chain. But look more closely: the aisles are wider, the chairs sturdier and the tables lower. The food is mostly mushy rather than crunchy: sandwiches, salads, bananas—nothing too hard to chew. Helpful staff carry items to customers’ tables. The name and menu are written in Japanese kanji rather than Western letters, in a large, easy-to-read font. It is no coincidence that Ueshima’s stores are filled with old people.

Ueshima never explicitly describes itself as a coffee shop for the elderly. But it targets them relentlessly—and stealthily. Stealthily, because the last thing septuagenarians want to hear is that their favourite coffee shop is a nursing home in disguise."
aging  japan  retail  users  userexperience  user-centered  coffeehouses  elderly  age  2011  via:russelldavies 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Mayo Nissen » Knock Knock
"Knock Knock are pairs of networked woodpeckers.

When you physically make one woodpecker knock on the wall, its connected pair, wherever it is located, automagically knocks as well. This simple and playful action and reaction allows people to develop and improvise - not to mention interpret - their own ways of communicating.

A longer description can be found on the CIID website, and I also wrote a long post on this project and the process on my blog. This project was created with Shruti Ramiah as part of a four week course at CIID on Tangible User Interfaces."
mayonissen  via:russelldavies  ambientawareness  internetofthings  shrutiramiah  tangibleuserinterfaces  knockknock  communication  spimes  iot 
august 2011 by robertogreco
The social life of marginalia - Bobulate
"Even if we can capture intention and overcome sharing, we might come back to consider what was formerly known as the commonplace book. How might new book designers — of any format — replicate its sense of wholeness and real-time cataloging online? Do we need to?

It’s critical that the new book designer consider how and where these marks might be shared. I’m not suggesting that all annotations be social lest we become self-conscious in our book-relationships. One of the principal pleasures of taking notes is the intimacy with a passage, the outright honesty with which one might scribble, “Gasp!” or “Hogwash,” or “True that,” for later reminding. But there will need to be equal consideration given to what to keep personal as to what to make shareable.

After all, some sentiments are best left between you and your margins."
books  annotation  reading  notetaking  marginalrevolution  commonplacebooks  via:russelldavies  sharing  lizdanzico  robinsloan  jamesbridle  cv  memory  organization  notes  bookmarks  kindle  amazon  meaning  makingmeaning  meaningmaking 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Instaprint - A location based photo booth for Instagram
"Instagram has brought the nostalgia of old Polaroid prints back to modern day, but deep down we all still miss the uniqueness of those square little photos you'd hold comfortably in your hand. So, we made Instaprint.

Each Instaprint box is set with its location or a specific hashtag. Any Instagram tagged with that location or hashtag will pop out of the Instaprint box, giving you a modern day photo booth.

To stay true to the old days, Instaprint uses a new printing technology developed by Zink. Similar to how instant film once worked, the color for the prints comes from the paper itself. No ink necessary."
photography  instagram  photobooth  polaroid  papernet  via:russelldavies  printing  print  location  location-based 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Much of Rural America Still Struggles With Broadband Access - NYTimes.com
"In rural America, only 60% of households use broadband Internet service, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Commerce. That is 10% less than urban households. Over all, 28 percent of Americans do not use the Internet at all.

The report was developed in conjunction with a national broadband map that was also released Thursday, as part of a billion-dollar effort to improve Internet access in the United States, particularly in rural areas.

Pushing America’s digital expansion is a point of emphasis for President Obama, who on Thursday night held a private meeting w/ Silicon Valley’s elite, including Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, & Carol Bartz, president & chief executive of Yahoo. His administration has given $7.2 billion in stimulus money toward the effort, including the map, which took 5 years & $200 million to develop & shows a number of discrepancies in the quality and availability of broadband access btwn rural & urban communities."
internet  broadband  us  connectivity  2011  rural  via:russelldavies  digitaldivide 
february 2011 by robertogreco
I hope Buddha doesn't hate me.
"This is Chanter. It began its humble life as one of those free prayer boxes you can get free from the Buddhist Temple in LA. My friend the wonderfully bizarre Negativland co-conspirator Tim Maloney (Naked Rabbit) gave it to me to see what I could do to it. Here's his comment on the modification: "No matter the motivations, you are still offending a world religion."

Well. I was able to do much to it, as you can see.

I added a 500K pot for fairly wide pitch down control, 2 optical resistors (under the glass blobs), an LED snakelite that is hooked up to the audio output so it can optically play itself, and an amazing noise bank of 9 switches (8 toggles and one momentary pushbutton). Each group of "additions" can be switched on independently, together, or left off for "normal" mode. "
stories  sounds  via:russelldavies  buddhism  buddha  prayerboxes 
december 2010 by robertogreco
This is Uncommon
"Uncommon makes the most well-designed, highest quality customizable products available. Our proprietary 3D TATT™ (Thermo-Active Transdermal Technology™) process ensures durable, long-lasting, high resolution imagery on every product we imprint. We then package your art with care and ship it quickly and safely to your door."
iphone  ipod  accessories  gifts  uncommon  shopping  products  printing  illustration  diy  design  custom  art  fabrication  webdesign  via:russelldavies  webdev 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Polysyndeton - Wikipediaia
"Polysyndeton is the use of several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in "he ran and jumped and laughed for joy"). It is a stylistic scheme used to achieve a variety of effects: it can increase the rhythm of prose, speed or slow its pace, convey solemnity or even ecstasy and childlike exuberance. In grammar, a polysyndetic coordination is a coordination in which all conjuncts are linked by coordinating conjunctions (usually and, but, or, nor in English)."
english  grammar  habits  words  writing  cv  via:russelldavies  repetition  conjunctions  style 
may 2010 by robertogreco
tantramar: Name = Search Term
"He didn't give me the title or artist of the track, merely what he had typed into Limewire to get it!...I gave him a blank look & he smiled, shrugged his shoulders, & went back to the mix. But what intrigued me was the idea of a potential paradigm shift in naming. What if there were so many things w/ names, so many artists, musicians, books, years of people not researching their names properly that everyone started doubling up. Your name actually becomes your search term. It's happening now but picture this is 30 years time. It could messy trying to find things right? So maybe finding things through their search terms instead of their given name would become practical...There might be more than 1 Charlie Gower living in Stoke Newington. But I doubt there are many country music listening, folk art collecting over-weight wannabe surfers who like sign painting living in N16...Of course to fight back against this trend parents will start naming children after mid 2000s WIFI passwords."
identity  naming  names  search  searching  searchterms  via:russelldavies  glvo 
may 2010 by robertogreco
William Gibson: *Access random novelty.*
"Twitter, or the Internet at large, feels to me like an automation of what I have to do, anyway, in order to write: Stare out window. Read a magazine. Gaze at shoe. Answer a letter. Think about something new (or newly). *Access random novelty.*"
williamgibson  via:russelldavies  twitter  serendipity  browsing  random  randomness  novelty  internet  web  online 
april 2010 by robertogreco
BBC - h2g2 - A Very Brief History of the Pocket
"Looking to the modern pocket, we must go back to the trousers again. We are now in the late 1700s. Let's say it's 1784 before some poor soul gets sick and tired of having to remember to tie his pocket on every day before he gets dressed. Most likely, you know a person like this. This is a person who has problems remembering to put his trousers on before his shoes, let alone remembering to tie his pocket on before his trousers. Yet, absent minded as he is, he is no dunce. Therefore, in a fit of pique, he asks his wife to sew the pocket right to his trousers so he will never forget it again. And suddenly, there you have it. The pocket. The real, true, ultimate pocket. The friendly pocket you and I know and love that has been our most intimate friend since childhood... warming cold hands or holding fluff, bits of string and useless notes from friends long past and best forgotten. The pocket has gone through many changes since that fateful day."
via:russelldavies  pockets  clothing  garments  history  bbc 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Slide Show: David Hockney's iPhone Passion - The New York Review of Books
"In this audio slide show, Lawrence Weschler, whose piece "David Hockney's iPhone Passion" appears in the Review's October 22, 2009 issue, discusses the new drawings that David Hockney has been making with the Brushes application on his iPhone. In a related podcast, Weschler talks about Hockney's other recent work—including a series of large-scale paintings that will be on view at PaceWildenstein this fall—and his relationship to technology."
iphone  drawing  davidhockney  painting  artists  applications  via:russelldavies  ios 
january 2010 by robertogreco
YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF - David Simon interview with Vice Magazine
"A lot of the people who came to write for The Wire were not from a traditional TV-writing background.

If there’s anything that distinguishes The Wire from a lot of the serialized drama you see, it was that the writers were not from television. None of us grew up thinking we wanted to get to Hollywood and write a TV show or a movie. Ed [Burns] was a cop, and then he was a schoolteacher. There were journalists on the writing staff. There were novelists. There were playwrights, too. Everyone began somewhere else."
davidsimon  thewire  outsiders  writing  television  crossdisciplinary  crosspollination  transdisciplinary  journalism  via:russelldavies  outsider 
december 2009 by robertogreco
further to the previous posts, just a thought - a grammar
"musical taste is not just about music, & that this is a good thing. This has always struck me as one of the things that’s interesting about pop music, especially when you think about it in a sort of teenaged sense — the way our tastes & affiliations are informed by, or even trying to express, things about us. Where we fit in. Whose side we’re on. Where we stand on issues of style & culture & the politics of just being a person who likes things. When it comes to adults & music critics, though, this tendency can get out of hand; it can abstract itself & spin off to a level where we are only just barely using the mere pretense of music to air grievances about other things entirely....sometimes it can be way easier to start complaining about how everyone else around is boring & predictably middle-class and blinkered and insular than it is to admit that on some level you are choosing this environment, & that there are reasons you choose it instead of another one."
music  taste  class  politics  via:russelldavies  criticism  posturing  identity  society  teens  human  behavior  style  culture  middleclass  bourgeois 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Bunchberry & Fern: Simple but no simpler
"The simple recipe only allows you to copy the crumble. An adult would want to make it their own, to make it better. We want new super-powers . This means teachers and trainers of grown-ups channeling Kathy Sierra. Or Amy Hoy. Perhaps even making yourself obsolete (with a hint of Microwave Learning Objectives).
pretending  play  learning  russelldavies  via:russelldavies  recipes  cooking  teaching  training  engagement  glvo  unschooling  deschooling  science  food  simplicity  minimalism  fun  games  gaming  tcsnmy  designthinking  design 
november 2009 by robertogreco
tweenbots | kacie kinzer
"Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal."
robots  via:russelldavies  psychology  urban  nyc  technology  society  art  culture  classideas  tcsnmy  edg  glvo  srg  interactive  tweenbots 
april 2009 by robertogreco
zinepal.com
"Use zinepal.com to create your own magazines or zines for short. Select content from your favorite blogs, websites or RSS feeds and put it in your zine. zinepal.com creates an online version and a printable PDF. Then you print it and read it in your favorite coffee shop, e-mail it to your friends or just let them subscribe to your online zine feed."
zines  unbook  via:russelldavies  print  pdf  publishing  magazines  papernet 
march 2009 by robertogreco
And Another Thing: If you've got an hour, this could cheer you up
"Today I heard a wonderful thing. It was a lecture called "Speaking In Tongues" given by Zadie Smith in New York. I'm too stupid to be able to capture any more than ten per cent of what she has to say but I found even that percentage inspiringly sane."

[See also: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22334 AND http://blogs.wnyc.org/culture/2008/12/06/speaking-in-tongues-live-at-the-nypl/ ]
zadiesmith  via:russelldavies  barackobama  communication  literature  identity  race  speech  class  experience  accents  dialects  authenticity  culture  books  language  shakespeare  voice  uk  us  writing  politics  audio  recordings  poetry  self  equivocation 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Visiting Mr. Darwin: "Better than a dog anyhow."
"True to his nature, he constructed the following document now titled "Marry" or "Not Marry"?: [image here] Mr. Darwin divided the document vertically and titled one side "Marry" and the other side "Not Marry"." In addition to "Better than a dog anyhow," the "Marry" list includes "My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one’s whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, and nothing after all—No, no, won’t do."
via:russelldavies  decisionmaking  darwin  marriage  notebooks  glvo  charlesdarwin 
february 2009 by robertogreco
SSC: The Small Science Collective
"- CLICK on a zine cover below for downloadable PDF templates of the zine (standard 8.5" x 11" paper), and sample pages. Use and distribute freely and as you please!
via:russelldavies  zines  science  projectideas  classideas  tcsnmy  papercraft 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Roo Reynolds - Social Telly - a roundup of social viewing stuff
"I’ve been building this list for ages, but it’s finally time for a roundup of social viewing tools. Here are some examples of how the web is being used to make different sorts of conversations possible around television"
tv  television  social  newmedia  socialmedia  society  via:russelldavies  rooreynolds 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Doctor Yellow - Wikipedia
"Jump to: navigation, search JR Central's class 923 Doctor Yellow set T4 Doctor Yellow (ドクターイエロー) is the nickname for the high-speed test trains that are used on the Japanese Shinkansen ("Bullet Train") dedicated express passenger train routes. The trains have special equipment on board to monitor the condition of the track and overhead wire, including special instrumented bogies and observation blisters. The 'Doctor' part of the name is obvious from their test and diagnostic function, and the 'Yellow' part comes from the bright yellow color they are all painted. Some have a blue waistline stripe, some a green one. The original color scheme of yellow with a blue stripe (applied to the Class 921 track-recording cars) was created by reversing the colors (blue with yellow stripe) used on narrow-gauge track-recording cars."
via:russelldavies  trains  japan  shinkansen  yellow  doctoryellow  names  naming 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Click opera - Notes towards a definition of "moronic cynicism"
"The moronic cynic uses cynicism as a way to prepare for the worst. The worst consequently arrives.
cynicism  criticism  philosophy  momus  via:russelldavies 
november 2008 by robertogreco
magCulture.com / editorial design
"The niche genre of personal magazines, existing outside the realm of the commercial hoard, has been experimenting with this ethic for years. But, can it, or does it, still have a place in our ever more electronic world? I chat (ironically, via email) with a couple of magazine mavericks, Neil Feineman in la and Jeremy Leslie in the uk, about the state of the personal magazine, and other things too."
design  media  magazines  print  printing  paper  expression  via:russelldavies  internet  web  online 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Ammon Shea left with onomatomania after reading Oxford dictionary from A to Z - Times Online
"By any sane reckoning Ammon Shea is a vocabularian – one who pays too much attention to words. In a single, gruelling year, the sometime furniture removal man, busker and gondolier from New York has read the entire 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary from cover to cover. He has returned from his adventure in the far reaches of the English language with a rich harvest of obscure and forgotten words to share: indispensable gems such as “deipnophobia” (fear of dinner parties) or “apricity” (the warmth of the sun in winter). In return he suffered back pain, problems with his sight and constant headaches. As his book, Reading the Oxford English Dictionary, makes clear, Mr Shea’s feat failed to make him a better person, improve his conversation or make him appear more intelligent. Rather it turned him into a mafflard (a stuttering or blundering fool), bedevilled by onomatomania (vexation at having difficulty in finding the right word)."

[See also the list of words at the end of the article and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7654511.stm ]
books  writing  words  reading  linguistics  dictionary  vocabulary  oed  definitions  via:russelldavies  dictionaries 
october 2008 by robertogreco
bad banana blog: Silly Walks and Creative Ruts
"I knew a wonderful teacher once—a tutor. He tutored my stepsons and my elder daughter. He said to me, "Always start where the energy is."
creativity  thinking  inspiration  motivation  teaching  via:russelldavies 
august 2008 by robertogreco
LACMA Collections Online - Art and Technology
"In 1967, the two-year-old Los Angeles County Museum of Art began pairing contemporary artists with high-technology corporations in hopes that new artforms might arise. Ambitious and controversial at the time, this project remains a milestone in LA art history of lasting influence."

[pdf here: http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mweb/archives/artandtechnology/PDFs/AandT_Report_1971.pdf ]
lacma  via:russelldavies  art  technology  history  1967  crossdisciplinary  interdisciplinary  losangeles  robertirwin  jamesturrell  donaldjudd  andywarhol  robertrauschenberg  richardserra  robertsmithson  jefraskin  claesoldenburg  brucenauman  roylichtenstein  ellsworthkelly  christo  johnbaldessari  anthonycaro  jeandubuffet  danflavin 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Baby’s First Internet - The Morning News
"Not sure how to explain the internet to your young ones? Presenting a series of nursery rhymes to teach children how to comport themselves on the online."
netiquette  internet  humor  comics  culture  parody  blogosphere  blogging  flickr  children  classideas  etiquette  commentary  criticism  satire  kids  online  web  via:russelldavies 
july 2008 by robertogreco
"Zerstreutheit" and the Attention Management Cure | 43 Folders
"Every one knows what attention is...taking possession by the mind, in clear & vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought...implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others"
attention  continuouspartialattention  time  organization  focus  gtd  lifehacks  words  german  via:russelldavies 
june 2008 by robertogreco
TileStack - Your Creative Playground
"Remember that great application that used to come with all Macs called HyperCard? Ever wished it would return, only better? Say hello to TileStack!"
via:russelldavies  hypercard  web  programming  mac  tilestack  osx  presentations  hypertext  applications  webapps  software 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Postcrossing - Postcards Traveling The World
"It's a project that allows anyone to exchange postcards (paper ones, not electronic) from random places in the world."
via:russelldavies  classideas  geography  letters  mail  postcards  fun  postcrossing  socialnetworking  exchange 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson chooses his top 10 bird songs | Environment | The Observer
"In the world of wildlife sound recording, Chris Watson is the daddy. Pascal Wyse gets up before the birds and tracks him down to a wood in Wales to find out what his favourite bird songs are"
animals  audio  birds  nature  wildlife  classideas  via:russelldavies 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Earth Gadgets
"The Trackstick records its own location, time, date, speed, heading and altitude at preset intervals. With over 1Mb of memory, it can store months of travel information. The Trackstick is the perfect tool for individuals looking for a way to track anythi
gps  location  locative  mapping  tracking  classideas  via:russelldavies  arg 
june 2008 by robertogreco
MIT Visualizing Cultures: Image Driven Scholarship
launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto largely inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of th
education  history  japan  learning  visualization  via:russelldavies 
may 2008 by robertogreco
MicroJobbing - Work by the Hour
"an innovative, community-based marketplace for short-term and flexible work. We bring employers and workers together in a unique and interactive manner that transforms the way casual and short-notice work is negotiated and booked."
work  freelancing  via:russelldavies  flexibility  trends 
april 2008 by robertogreco
roBlocks is a robot construction kit.
"By combining sensor, logic and actuator blocks, young kids can create simple reconfigurable robots that exhibit surprisingly complex behavior. roBlocks are self-describing, so they can provide helpful feedback to the user, and automatically adjust their
arduino  construction  robots  children  learning  electronics  via:russelldavies  gadgets  robotics  toys  education  hardware  diy  make  programming  elearning  coding  teaching 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Clay Shirky: Here Comes Everybody at RSA. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos
"We have reached an age when this stuff is technologically boring enough to be socially interesting. It's not about gee-whiz adoption that we can do x. The book in one bullet point: Group action just got a lot easier."
activism  collaboration  people  flashmobs  clayshirky  organization  social  technology  via:russelldavies  groups 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Home Fweet Home: Finnegans Wake Extensible Elucidation Treasury
"houses collection of > 78,000 notes on Joyce's last work gathered from numerous written sources + search engine for entire collection of notes. To better understand this site...look no further than bizarre title of page, examining it word by word"
jamesjoyce  literature  fiction  reference  finneganswake  books  via:russelldavies 
march 2008 by robertogreco
The Charms of Wikipedia - The New York Review of Books
"point of convergence for self-taught and expensively educated...cranks had to consort with mainstreamers & hash it all out—and nobody knew who really knew what he/she was talking about...everyone's identity was hidden behind jokey username."
wikipedia  books  encyclopedias  reviews  culture  history  via:russelldavies  education  knowledge  nicholsonbaker  collaboration  writing  language  encyclopedia 
march 2008 by robertogreco
geeKyoto2008 - 17 May 2008
"Mark Simpkins & Ben Hammersley announce one day conference in central London, with designers, technologists, artists, architects, policy-makers, explorers, economists & scientists, & clever people like you, to discuss the future and how we'll live in it.
sustainability  travel  activism  events  conferences  london  science  economics  policy  architecture  art  technology  future  via:russelldavies 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Infovore » Making bridges talk
"So when I found an untapped data source for such an object, I thought it was worth having a poke. Half an hour of scripting later and Tower Bridge was on Twitter. It tells you when it’s opening and closing, what vessel is passing through, and which way
twitter  london  messaging  sms  blogjects  spimes  transportation  via:russelldavies 
february 2008 by robertogreco
"Joy's Law"
"smart(employees) = log(employees)...For any company of more than a handfull of employees, hiring the next smart person get exponentially more difficult with each new hire."
creativity  work  via:russelldavies  hiring  intelligence  management  opensource  development 
february 2008 by robertogreco
booktwo.org Notebook » Going mobile
"just finished reading a novel on my phone...from booksinmyphone.com...It was great. It was easy to read. It didn’t strain my eyes. It slipped into my pocket when I changed tube trains and it jumped straight back to the right place when I slid it open a
books  mobile  phones  n95  ebooks  reading  via:russelldavies 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Depleted Cranium » Blog Archive » The Top Ten Things Environmentalists Need to Learn
"Unfortunately, many of those who claim to be working for enviornmental improvements lack an understanding of a few basic concepts which are absolutely critical to accomplishing anything."
via:russelldavies  activism  climatechange  environment  environmentalism  skeptic  globalwarming  politics  economics  science  green  energy  sustainability  strategy 
february 2008 by robertogreco
booktwo.org Notebook » Storypoints: A locative storytelling proposal
"Goal: To produce a locative storytelling experience, where strands of the story are triggered by the reader/listener’s location."
storytelling  location  location-based  locative  collaborative  writing  mobile  phones  gps  maps  mapping  interactive  via:russelldavies 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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