How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education - TNW Industry As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns. And in this era, free education has never been so accessible. The Web gives lifelong learners the tools to become autodidacts, eschewing exorbitant tuition and joining the ranks of other self-taught great thinkers in history such as Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul Allen and Ernest Hemingway. “Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” 10 years ago in April 2001, Charles M. He says, “I think there’s a wide array of reasons why faculty should be engaged in recording and publishing lectures online. So. Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May. Both Yale and Stanford have followed suit, and even Harvard has jumped on board in the last two years. The world’s encyclopedia is as weightless, free and instantly accessible as Wikipedia, which is quickly gaining legitimacy in the education sphere. Open Culture
Dreamstorming Ils ont tous un rêve, une idée... Au service de l'insertion professionnelle, du handicap, de l'environnement... Ils ont planté la graine d'une future entreprise sociale : ce sont les jeunes pousses de l'entrepreneuriat social ! Comment lever des fonds ? C'est le projet que mènent le Groupe SOS et Accenture. Un évènement en 3 temps 17h/19h15 : on prépare le terreau - des équipes, composées d'une dizaine d'experts chacune, sont mobilisées sur chaque projet pendant 1h30 pour répondre aux challenges des jeunes pousses.19h15/21h : on plante les graines - Présentation des projets et des résultats du brainstorming au public (300 invités) - Interactions jeunes pousses, experts, public.21h : on arrose ! Un accompagnement sur le long-terme Grâce à l'engagement de nos partenaires, les Jeunes Pousses continuent à bénéficier de l'effet Dreamstorming après l'événement ! Déjà 40 jeunes pousses lancées sur les rails de l'entrepreneuriat social
Please Don't Tell - East Village - New York, NY Open Culture 16th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival Transforms Land, Water and Sky into Massive Arts Playground » New Yorkled State of Mind Over 225,000 people expected for three-day free arts extravaganza in DUMBO DUMBO, Brooklyn (September 6, 2012) – From huge projections across historic buildings and the Manhattan Bridge to interactive performances in Brooklyn Bridge Park to whimsical art floating on the East River, the 16th Annual Dumbo Arts Festival will offer a free feast for the senses from September 28-30, 2012, organizers announced today. This year’s schedule, which was unveiled by organizers today, cements the Dumbo Arts Festival as one of the city’s largest and most ambitious arts events. Set amid the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline in one of the city’s most tech-friendly and culturally rich hubs, the Festival will showcase installations in stores, lobbies, scaffolding, and alleyways, performances and exhibits on more than 50 stages, and tours of 100 open artist studios. Saturday, September 29th – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 30th – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free Superhero, Wildbytes.
OER Glue Schedule | Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series There are no upcoming shows for this series. Go to the Rooftop Films homepage to discover more independent movies. The Old American Can Factory Gowanus, Brooklyn BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a... The IFC Center New York City Rooftop Films is proud to partner with Fangoria, IFC Midnight, and Films in Australia to present a special free screening of this exciting new thriller, a... Submit your movies! On-stage conversation with Don Hertzfeldt at all shows! Solar One Kips Bay, Manhattan Celebrate Earth Day under the stars. Fusebox (Austin TX) Austin, TX An omnibus of short films about our solar system, commissioned and created by Cinemad and Rooftop Films. The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road) Lower East Side, Manhattan At Rooftop, we have always envisioned our Opening Night show as a rebellion against stale cinematic forms and status quo stories. Ft.
Sitting pretty Take one industrial designer renowned for his innovative approach and one manufacturer heralded for its environmental policy and the result is something rather ground breaking - the SAYL office chair. During its design process Yves Behar, founder of San Francisco-based design firm fuseproject, together with the development team at Herman Miller, scrutinised every part of the chair to ensure that it would be the lightest, strongest and most sustainable possible. Certainly its most innovative feature is the full suspension back, which is literally frameless. Although Herman Miller has been environmentally aware since it was first founded in Michigan in 1905, it was in 2000 that it publicly stated its intention to become a sustainable business. The ‘cradle to cradle’ paradigm is modelled on nature where nothing goes to waste; one organism’s waste is another’s food. “I started looking at ways that you could have a tower system that could essentially carry loads. 1. 11.