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Fund Science and Explore the World with Renowned Researchers - How Not to Kill Creativity – Jonah Lehrer LIVE on Big Think | Big Think TV Jonah Lehrer has been described as a kind of "one man third culture" – after training in Neuroscience at Columbia with Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, he studied literature and philosophy on a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford. Since then, he has written three books that examine and blur the boundaries between science and art, reason and imagination. His latest: Imagine: How Creativity Works, looks at the neuroscience and the real-world phenomenon of creativity in case studies ranging from the emotional and spiritual burnout that led to Bob Dylan's brilliant album Highway 61 Revisited to the invention of the Swiffer. Here, Lehrer talks with Big Think's Jason Gots about failure as an integral, essential part of the creative process, and why American schools are so good at killing creativity.

Kumo - Java Word Cloud Kumo On GitHub: here The goal of Kumo is to create a powerful and user friendly Word Cloud library in Java. Kumo can directly generate an image file, or return a BufferedImage. I plan on hosting it on Maven Central soon. Please feel free to jump in and help improve Kumo! Current Features Draw Rectangle, Circle or Image Overlay word clouds. Download from Maven Central Example to generate a Word Cloud on top of an image. Example to generate a circular Word Cloud. Example to generate a rectangle Word Cloud Example of tokenizing chinese text into a circle Create a polarity word cloud to contrast two datasets Create a Layered Word Cloud from two images/two word sets Institute of Design at Stanford

Highlights for High School Digital Designs for Physical Objects Days Remaining: 0 Could you live on Mars? Certainly not without great design and engineering. That's why we, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, are excited to present the Makerbot Mars Base Challenge. Learn more about Mars and what kind of home could actually sustain life there on {*style:<a href=' Imagine Mars website{*style:</a>*}.Upload your design to Thingiverse with the tag #MakerBotMars between May 30th and June 12th. Thoughts | Designing the new normal + When we contemplate the future, we may find ourselves wondering what we should be designing. Our world is changing; it always has and it always will. Our greatest challenge is often not how to recognize change, but what to do about it. What responsibility does it place upon designers? I believe that a big part of our responsibility is to look openly and honestly at change, understand the implications and then consider what can/should/could be done about the evolving context. There is no singularity of normal on our planet today. Each of us should be asking questions of ourselves as we work: Do we have a duty, perhaps even a professional responsibility, to design to broader parameters than current frameworks, like local building regulations, demand? These are really tough questions for a firm of consultants who compete in a global marketplace. When we contemplate the future, we may find ourselves wondering what we should be designing. I am Director for Global Foresight and Innovation...

Zero-Friction Free Online Mind Mapping Software - Mind Map in the cloud Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping. Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks. Get Started Why use MindMup? MindMup is great for individual note-taking, collaborative planning, teamwork and classrooms. 1 Powerful keyboard shortcuts speed up your work 2 Frictionless interface helps you focus 3 Convert maps easily to PDF, PowerPoint, outlines... 4 Publish and share maps online 5 Easily save to Google Drive and manage using Google Apps

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FingerReader Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Meng Ee Wong, Pattie Maes, and Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara. "FingerReader: a wearable device to explore text reading on the go". To appear in the proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). 2015 ACM [PDF] Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie K. Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie K. Why Nations Fail Co-authored by the M.I.T. economist Daron Acemoglu and the Harvard political scientist James A. Robinson, “Why Nations Fail” argues that the key differentiator between countries is “institutions.” Nations thrive when they develop “inclusive” political and economic institutions, and they fail when those institutions become “extractive” and concentrate power and opportunity in the hands of only a few. “Inclusive economic institutions that enforce property rights, create a level playing field, and encourage investments in new technologies and skills are more conducive to economic growth than extractive economic institutions that are structured to extract resources from the many by the few,” they write. Acemoglu explained in an interview that their core point is that countries thrive when they build political and economic institutions that “unleash,” empower and protect the full potential of each citizen to innovate, invest and develop. We can only be a force multiplier. And America?

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