Un an déjà... Aaron Swartz avait créé le code des premières licences Creative Commons pour Lawrence Lessig (en 2001) et restait à l’inspirer. Qu’avons nous compris depuis la disparition de celui que tous appellent Aaron, qu’avons-nous perdu, qu’est-ce qui a changé ?
“Scientists have connected the brains of a pair of animals and allowed them to share sensory information,” reports The Guardian today. This is a “major step towards what the researchers call the world's first 'organic computer.'” The US team fitted two rats with devices called brain-to-brain interfaces that let the animals collaborate on simple tasks to earn rewards, such as a drink of water.In one radical demonstration of the technology, the scientists used the internet to link the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles, with one in the researchers' lab at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the other in Natal, Brazil. This is “[l]iterally an Internet of Animals,” tweeted Anne Galloway. Among many projects, including Vanessa Harden's Mouse Assisted Interplay (2010) and its associated speculative Mousematch social network, I'm reminded of Anna Flagg's Cuddlebot project in which simulant pets are turned into multi-touch devices.
America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth America’s latest war, according to renowned social critic Henry Giroux, is a war on youth. While this may seem counterintuitive in our youth-obsessed culture, Giroux lays bare the grim reality of how our educational, social, and economic institutions continually fail young people. Learning Change
The Solar Future of Luxury Yachting Michele Puzzolante’s Solar Floating Resort Invention Solar energy technologies such as photovoltaic panels could provide a third of the world’s energy by 2060 if politicians commit to limiting global warming. [source] The majority of people do not get the chance to enjoy luxury yachting and world-class holiday resorts but, for those that do, there is... URBNFUTR | The Future of Cities & Mankind
The Crowd, the Service, the Game and the Future (at the Institute for the Future) January 5 14 A friend and colleague Jake Dunagan (@dunagan23) started an important initiative at the Institute for the Future called the Governance Futures Lab. I gave a lightning talk at the launch event (The Reconstitution Convention) about how we use foresight in the UAE. It covers a bit of the history of the UAE and Dubai, about futures […] “Game Changing” at LOGIN2013 Noah Raford » 21st Century Strategy, Policy and Design
Cyberpunk Studies CyberGeneration is a follow-up to the R. Talsorian's Cyberpunk 2020 role-playing game. CyberGeneration was originally published as a supplement for Cyberpunk, but later re-released as a fully featured game in its own right under the title CyberGeneration Revolution 2.0. It is set in the year 2027, 7 years after the events in Cyberpunk 2020.
Random notes in French & English from Pierre Lévy - Home
The Progressive Mind On the basis of simple dollar outlays for military spending, the US Pentagon combined budget, leaving aside the huge budgets for such national security and defense-related agencies of US Government as the Department of Energy and US Treasury and other agencies, the US Department of Defense spent some $739 billion in 2011 on its military requirements. Were all other spending that is tied to US defense and national security included, the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies estimates an annual military spending of over $1 trillion by the United States. That is an amount greater than the total defense-related spending of the next 42 nations combined, and more than the Gross Domestic Product of most nations. China officially spent barely 10% of the US outlay on its defense, some $90 billions, or, if certain defense-related arms import and other costs are included, perhaps $111 billion a year.
i 2 Votes From the architect. In Vietnam, the natural phenomena are severe and various: storm, flood, sweeping floods, landslides, drouhgt, etc… The damage every year, which is considerable compared to the world scale, takes away about 500 persons and 1.2%-GDP-equally assets and reduces the involved areas’ development. (more…) Like this: KARMATRENDZ
"Take a look. No matter who you are, you are bound to find something that will drive you crazy." —The New York Times, January 14, 2014
Innovation, RD26.03.14 › Tests et mesures des productions interactives (2/3) : évaluer un jeu vidéo [+] Emmanuel Guardiola a clos la matinée de la journée d’étude PraTIC en nous présentant un exemple des méthodes de modélisation du joueur.
UNDER TOMORROWS SKY Production house Oddone have edited together a project video for Under Tomorrows Sky and the MU Foundation . Oddone are also developing a short narrative video to launch at Dutch Design week . Stay tuned for more details. In response to the Under Tomorrows sky brief concept artist Daniel Dociu has developed a series of visions of our future city. In this ‘Urban Tectonic’ series Daniel is exploring the city as a constructed geology.
mammoth // building nothing out of something Things have been terribly quiet here at mammoth this fall. (Assuming that by “here” we mean “here, on the blog”; they’ve been quite busy if by “here” we mean “here in Ohio and Virginia”, which is where I’ve physically been. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to recap those adventures soon — there’s been quite a bit to write about.) One of the biggest reasons for that quietness is the enormous amount of planning and energy that’s gone into putting together DredgeFest Louisiana, which we’re very excited to now be able to publicly announce.
thenextwave Several things have come together in my mind recently which tell a story about the process of social change – first, an interview with the British radical politician Tony Benn in which he rehearsed his story about the process of change, second, the first screening in the UK of the PBS documentary about the Freedom Riders, shown in the US in 2011, and third the case of the Arctic 30 Greenpeace campaigners. Together, they seem to tell a story about the role in creating change of the body, the person, who puts themself knowingly in a place of danger. Tony Benn first. His quote goes like this: