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In this talk Sherry Turkle does an amazing job tackling the issues surrounding our love for and attachment to technology.
Turkle is a professor in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

I am guilty of all the things she describes, I love my screens and often feel that they cause me to avoide reflection. In this talk she says “you end up feeling isolated if you don’t cultivate the capacity to feel solitude…” I think the “capacity to feel solitude” is something so incredibly valuable…

Read more about Sherry and watch the talk over at TED HERE!

I think I have posted every single one of the 4-part Everything is a Remix series by New York filmmaker Kirby Ferguson. This is the 4th and final installment of this series, titled System Failure. Ideas are NOT tidy, they ARE interwoven and tangled. And this is how societies move forward!

“Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.

Read more about this project HERE! and please support Kirby’s next project, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, on KickStarter HERE!

I love the idea of HourSchool. It seems strange that we live in these massive cities, with so many people, with such a great array of skills, and we are not taking more advantage of it. HourSchool’s got it right!

Find out what you could be learning next at HourSchool HERE!

Popuphood is a new urban initiative and small business incubator in Oakland The idea is to revitalize a struggling neighborhood in six weeks by creating a rent-free space for creative, entrepreneurial spirit.

Awesome idea, well told through the video…This is the future!

Check the video out HERE and read more on Fast Co. HERE!

I’m intrigued…HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a Short-Form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected Street Artists, Graffiti Writers and Muralists.

Check out more HERE!

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Found over at swissmiss this morning and am in love with this idea. SwissMiss describes the service perfectly so read a quote below. How great would it be if the community can decide where to make improvements that work for them?

“Brand new Lucky Ant is the Kickstarter for your community. Instead of funding short films and art projects, you help support improvements to your favorite neighborhood hot spots. Whether it’s sponsoring an outdoor patio for the cafe around the corner or even helping a local high school build a student-run restaurant, this is your chance to help build the community of your dreams.

Check them out HERE!

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