Definitions - Waters Foundation These are just a few of the ways that people define the term “systems thinking.” Definition 1 “What do we mean when we say ‘systems thinking?'” ITER: How a new star will be born | euronews, science The ITER project is truly at the frontier of knowledge, a collective effort to explore the tantalising future of free, clean and inexhaustible energy offered by nuclear fusion. Where the Large Hadron Collider at CERN pushes the boundaries of physics to find the origins of matter, the ITER project seeks to give humans an endless stream of power which could have potentially game-changing consequences for the entire planet. In this article, Robert Arnoux from ITER offers us his vision of nuclear fusion.
Systems Thinking Resources - The Donella Meadows Institute Systems Thinking Spring Book Sale! Books for Sale through the Insititute Help us clear out boxes of books! Thinking in Systems Written by Donella Meadows and edited by Diana Wright Google reveals Project Tango experimental phone with built in 3D scanners Phone will only be sold to app developersCould be used for indoor navigation and augmented reality gamesTechnology similar to Microsoft's Kinect for game consoles By Mark Prigg Published: 20:33 GMT, 20 February 2014 | Updated: 17:59 GMT, 21 February 2014 Google has revealed a mobile phone with a built in 3D scanner that could revolutionise navigation. Called Project Tango, the phone can build up a live 3D map of its surrounding area.
Habits of a Systems Thinker - Waters Foundation The Habits of a Systems Thinker describe ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning. Though “habit” is defined as a usual way of doing things, the Habits of a Systems Thinker do not suggest that systems thinkers are limited by routine ways of thinking. Rather, the Habits encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives.
Immersive Cocoon // Step Into The Future Directed & 3D CG by Oliver Zeller, Video Courtesy of I-Cocoon The world of interfaces continues to evolve and surprise us. We still think of it as something we can hold, fold and place in our bag to carry anywhere. Fake Food Park Especially for NGV Kids, Catalan food designer Martí Guixé has created a vibrant environment in which children are inspired to think creatively about common foods via drawing challenges and hands-on activities. Just like designing a piece of furniture, Guixé thinks about food as an object that can be designed or reshaped. When he began food design in the late 1990s, Guixé noticed that many dishes had not visually altered over long periods of time. One of Guixé’s first food designs, called SPAMT, was inspired by a traditional food from Catalonia – bread topped with squeezed tomato, olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Thinking that the dish was out-dated, the designer reimagined the snack as a bright red sphere – the tomato became the container for the bread, oil and salt.
10 Modern Devices That Will Change Our Lives Technology Many believe that we are now experiencing the most intense technological revolution of all time, and that we are transitioning into a High Technology Age, where new advancements will make previous models extinct. Here are some gadgets that are slated to be released in the very near future (some have been released already). Many of these modern devices will change our lives—and the world we live in—for good:
CAMPER FOODBALL BARCELONA - Concepts and Ideas for Commercial Purposes Design, Ex-Designer, food designer, infrastructuralist, platformist, food fetishist, Interiors, MARTI GUIXE" Indefinition as a spatial characteristic Camper FoodBALL is a health food store. For lack of definition it is a restaurant, a bar, a fast food restaurant, a take-away, and possibly could be a point of encounter or a reference point in the context of a neighbourhood. In this case its indefinition makes it adaptable to situations that are not pre-established, and which thus are much more contemporary. Thus the space is used in different ways depending on who is using it, a clearly usable space that does not shun the space of representation.
Star Wars-style robotic arm approved for mass production Published time: May 10, 2014 08:55 Edited time: May 12, 2014 22:00 Image from darpa.mil A “near-natural” prosthetic arm, that took eight years to develop and test, has been approved for mass production by the US Food and Drug Administration. The DEKA Arm System has been affectionately dubbed “The Luke,” after Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker who received a robotic replacement for the hand he lost in a fight with Darth Vader in the 1980 film “The Empire Strikes Back.” One of the developers, Dean Camen, the inventor of the Segway, says that the new type of a prosthetic limb will dramatically improve the lives of amputees. Tests have shown that subjects fitted with the arm were able to pick up grapes and raisins, use keys and locks, brush hair, open envelopes, pick up an egg without breaking it, eat cereal and even use chopsticks.