A Singular Creation - Art Community - Art Contests and Opportuni Out of Control is a summary of what we know about self-sustaining systems, both living ones such as a tropical wetland, or an artificial one, such as a computer simulation of our planet. The last chapter of the book, "The Nine Laws of God," is a distillation of the nine common principles that all life-like systems share. The major themes of the book are: As we make our machines and institutions more complex, we have to make them more biological in order to manage them.The most potent force in technology will be artificial evolution. Brain Science The field of study called "Brain Science" or "Brain Theory" has received a lot of attention in recent years. The field has made significant progress in the past five years (perhaps as much as in all previous years combined). Researchers and other writers in this field seem divided as to whether the field is well enough developed so that it can, at the current time, be contributing significantly to the design of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. There appears to be a growing trend to saying the answer is "yes." Developmental Theory provides examples of research that are quite applicable to education.
Five Open Source Apps For Writers and Authors by Lisa Hoover - Jul. 17, 2009Comments (9) Even if you have the perfect idea for the next Great American Novel, getting it down on paper is never easy. While you could always use standard word processors like OpenOffice Write or AbiWord, they don't have the bells and whistles that make writing books, manuals, and theses as easy as possible. Fortunately, there are a few open source applications that help budding authors get stories out of their heads and into the hands of readers. Kabikaboo - This recursive writing assistant is perfect for managing large documents, technical manuals, and long novels.
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7 Tactics for Open Innovation The last decade has seen the rise of collaboration as a by-word for innovation success. This is now often referred to as ‘open innovation’ which we define as sharing the risks and rewards of innovation with others. This may sound simple enough and yet in our experience many large organisations struggle with implementing it as open innovation is it can be highly counter-cultural and disruptive. In this short article we present seven tactics and incentives that can really help to spark open innovation success. 1.
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1 With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics. With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking and utilizing online tools, the demand for easier and more efficient ways of learning is on the rise. To me, the growing interest for web-based learning is amazing, which brought me to thinking; what if I were to consolodate some of the helpful online products and services that can help students, teachers and administrators alike? Well, I convinced myself. The following is a compilation of Web 2.0 products that I’ve personally researched and tested.
PageFour - Software for Novelists and Creative Writers - Tabbed Because it's NOT a business product. Because it doesn't dazzle you with 1001 features that you'll never use. Because you can't insert a graph, or embed a table within a table. PageFour was designed creatively for creative writers. Organize your work in a way that suits you. TodoToday for Checkvist - Apps on Android Market Newly Updated, with more advanced features like Dropbox Cloud Backup/Restore!!!(see the Website for details: www.myBook-Mobile.com) myBook is a personal organizer application targeted for the busy mobile tablet user to coordinate events, contacts, tasks and notes with ease. The myBook app conveniently groups these tools in one application to allow a user to maximize organization, interoperability and efficiency. myBook Lite Edition is also available free on Google Play for trying before buying, but remember that the Export Feature is disabled in the Lite version so transferring data from Lite to Standard Edition is impossible (Except for Contacts, which can be synced with Android's native contacts)
Hackerspace Activities Many hackerspaces participate in the use and development of free software, open hardware, and alternative media. They are often physically located in infoshops, social centers, adult education centers, public schools, public libraries or on university campuses, but may relocate to industrial or warehouse space when they need more room. How It Works Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops. yWriter5 - Free novel writing software to help you write a book yWriter5 is designed for Windows XP, Vista and beyond. Win98 and Win2k users should be able to use it, but those operating systems are unsupported. These downloads contain yWriter5 version 22.214.171.124, dated 04/Jul/2014 Download yWriter5 installer (2.1mb) from the primary site. OR download yWriter5 installer (2.1mb) from the secondary site. (The files above are identical.