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Interesting idea- phoneblocs is a modular phone concept developed by Dave Hakkens. Read more about it HERE!

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Phonebloks   A phone worth keeping

The song “Emmylou” by First Aid Kit has been playing on repeat in my headphones…i love when the dots connect on things heard, seen and felt…this lyric feels so pertinent to what I am feeling and experiencing…and these harmonies currently have a tight grip on me…

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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!

“According to one popular conception of science that goes all the way back to Francis Bacon’s invention of it in 1620, scientific endeavor is all about getting answers from nature. That said, given the quality of answers one gets depends conspicuously on the quality of the questions one asks, scientific inquiries lacking in intrepidity, imagination, and insight are likely to yield little more than scientifically validated tedium.”

Brainpickings does it again, sharing with us “The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life”, by Shimon Edelman in which he “takes an unconventional — and cautiously self-aware of its own unorthodoxy — lens to the holy grail of human existence, blending hard science with literature and philosophy to reverse-engineer the brain’s capacity for well-being. definition of science as “systematic wonder”.

This quote holds a lot of truth…”The quality of answers depends on the quality of the questions asked.” Read more over at Brainpickings HERE!

 

Emilio Gomariz does awesome work, creating patterns with the interfaces of the programs designers use everyday….

Check out more by Emilio at ilikethisart.net HERE!

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This is an intriguing talk by Susan Cain. Collaboration, team brain storm sessions and the power of groupthink are all important parts of the creative environment, but I know that without time to process, reflect and quiet time to think, they don’t work in the same way for me.

The best description I have heard is that introverts gather their energy by being alone while extroverts gather energy by being around others.

“In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. Our world prizes extroverts – but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative.”

Check her talk out on 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!

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POPUPHOOD – an urban initiative and small business incubator in Oakland

January 25, 2012 //

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!

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